IS 532 School Library Management

School Library Information Specialists serve children and young adults (ages 5-18) in K-12 school library media centers. Students will acquire specific knowledge, skills and competencies needed to design, develop, integrate and assess curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on the information needs of K-12 students. Readings and projects provide students with opportunities to apply the practical knowledge and skills they have learned about building reading literacy, teaching information literacy skills, collaborating with teachers and integrating resources into teaching and learning. 2

Learning objectives

  • Acquire specific knowledge, skills, and competencies that will equip a professional school librarian to function as a leader, instructional collaborator, information specialist, teacher, and program administrator.
  • Apply specific knowledge, skills and competencies to plan, teach, and assess instruction for K-12 students across content areas and multiple forms of literacy (e.g., print, digital and information technology).
  • Gain understanding of theory and principles of school library program administration in order to confidently manage students, materials, policies, and space.

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Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).