Library Science Students

Library Science is an academic course in which students learn more about the profession of a Librarian/Media Specialist/Instructional Technology Facilitator.  It is open to juniors and seniors who demonstrate the characteristics given below and who are not just willing to learn but share learning, because that is essentially the work of a school librarian.
Characteristics of a Library Science Student
  • Reliable and dependable student
  • Possess good communication skills and be able to listen and follow directions
  • Makes logical choices
  • Works independently and stays on task
  • Must be able to get along well with others
  • Must be discreet and respectful of circulation records
  • Good, positive attitude
  • Able and willing to help others with technology needs, research, recreational reading requests
Media Center Responsibilities
  • Student will demonstrate proficiency in the exploration of reading, listening, viewing sources and formats. (This could include any/all of the following activities: lead read-aloud, storytelling, and booktalking; assist in the selection of materials from various genres; develop an awareness and understand the intent and implications of copyright law; select and recommend various media formats; investigate and recommend potential information sources outside the school.)
  • Student will evaluate a variety of information sources using criteria for excellence and will critique information sources and formats. (This could include any/all of the following activities: develop a personal philosophy for selecting and recommending resources for information needs and enjoyment; assess reliability, relevance, and integrity of resources; recognize the power of the media to influence; provide teachers with information about new products and technologies.)
  • Student will assist peers in relating ideas and information to life experiences. (This could include any/all of the following activities: research personal cultural experience and environment; guide other students in collecting information about diverse cultures; assist students in selecting information to identify contributions of individuals and cultures; demonstrate how the presentation of information and ideas is influenced by social, cultural, political and historical events.)
  • Student will communicate reading, listening and viewing experiences. (This could include any/all of the following activities: identify the information needs of patrons to serve them effectively; assist students in determining appropriate equipment for production purposes.)
  • Students will explore research processes that meet information needs. (This could include the following activity: conduct a reference interview with a successful resolution of student/staff needs.)
  • Students will engage in a research process to meet information needs. (This could include any/all of the following activities: assist students in developing search strategies; assist students in accessing information.)
  • Students will identify examples and analyze the societal impact of advanced and emerging technologies.
  • Students will perform media center tasks utilizing computer hardware and software.
  • Students will perform other media center tasks as assigned.
Last Modified on December 3, 2015