The licensure series is designed to flow as a sequence, with the management course (EDLI 272) a prerequisite for all other courses. However, the courses may be taken as stand-alone courses or taken out of sequence as circumstances permit with permission of the instructor.
School Library Media Courses are offered in a rotating two year cycle, one per semester Fall, Spring, Summer
EDLI 272 Managing School Library Media Centers This course examines foundational principles and issues of school librarianship, such as intellectual freedom, equity, and access. Students prepare for organizing and operating a school library media center with emphasis on the development of policies and procedures, budget preparation, facility design, personnel administration, and public relations with school and community. FALL
EDLI 273 Developing and Organizing School Library Media Center Collections Fundamental concepts for developing and organizing School Library Media Center collections are explored in this course. Equity of access to information resources is a guiding principle that drives collection development, and emphasis is placed on evaluation, selection, and acquisition of resources appropriate for students, staff and other patrons in 21st Century schools. SPRING
EDLI 277 Information Technologies for School Library Media Centers This course focuses attention on the diverse aspects of using, promoting, and planning for the effective integration of technology in contemporary school library media centers. Four themes will be explored: becoming a competent and confident user of technology, working in the technology-rich school library, understanding and supporting learning through technology integration, and the role of the school library media specialist as a technology leader in the school. SUMMER
EDLI 276 Information Sources & Services for School Library Media Centers This course focuses on the librarian’s roles in selecting print,non-print, and digital reference materials for the library media center, both in traditional and virtual collections, and also, in providing reference services for the school community. As information specialists, school library media specialists gather resources for student centered learning that provide equity of access to a variety of information. FALL
EDLI 274 Designing Instruction for School Library Media Centers. This course examines the school librarian’s role as teacher and instructional collaborator, with an emphasis on curriculum design, inquiry learning, and information literacy standards as outlined in the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner (2007). SPRING
EDLI 200 Children’s & Young Adult Literature. This course is designed as a survey of the context and the literary merit of children’s (CH) and young adult (YA) literature, that is, books written for and read by readers from ages K-17. The emphasis will be on literature that is both interesting, well written, and diverse in its genre, format, characters, cultures represented, and readers to whom it appeals. The class will emphasize two strands: reading and teaching. SUMMER