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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


September 4, 2001

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, x4521,

Course Change Request


Nature of the change:

Change course description and content of LSC 560.


Purpose the change:

These changes are being made to meet PDE certification requirements. The 30-hour practicum option has been eliminated. Students already certified for K-12 library science will still take the course for 2 credits, but all students seeking K-12 library science certification will now be required to do a 100-hour practicum for a 4 cr. course. The course now also includes a 1-week residency requirement.


Course description for Catalog:

LSC 560 Seminar/Residency and Practicum in School Librarianship 2 or 4 credits

This capstone course consists of two parts, an online seminar required of all students and a 100 hour practicum, with at least 60 hours being continuous in a school library for k-12 library science certification candidates. The seminar includes readings, research and threaded discussions on topics related to the school environment, teaching, and professionalism. Each student will create a professional portfolio, revise his/her resume and conduct a job search, assess his/her professional growth, and review professional organizations and continuing education opportunities. A one week residency is required. 








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