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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Nov. 19th, 2009

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

 

1.      NEW COURSE: LSC 5521: Introduction to Electronic Cataloging

Purpose and Nature of Course: The Introduction to Electronic Cataloging course will partially replace the LSC 5520 and be designed specifically for graduate students in the SL&IT program who are unfamiliar with the basic skills and concepts of creating and maintaining an electronic catalog to describe and organize their collection in the school library environment.  The audience will be SL&IT students who are brand new to the field of school librarianship or practicing librarians who have little to no experience with electronic cataloging (i.e. Integrated RDA/AACR2/MARC21, Subject Access, Automation Systems) and classification systems.  The alternative course LSC 5522, Advanced Electronic Cataloging, will target SL&IT students who are practicing librarians with some electronic cataloging and classification experience.   Students who are enrolled in the School Library & Information Technologies program will be required to take one course or the other, depending on their prior knowledge and experience in electronic cataloging. 

Prefix: ___LSC___________    Number: _5521___________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___Introduction to Electronic Cataloging _____________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

S C H_L I B_I N T R  C A T_

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __3___ Graduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):  This course is designed for school librarians who wish to provide their patrons with the most successful access to their school library collections. Course participants will develop skills to apply the principles of description (cataloging) and organization (classification) of print and media resources.  The application of RDA, the MARC21 format, Sears List and Library of Congress subject headings, and the Dewey Decimal Classification system will be emphasized.  Students will also become familiar with integrated library systems, the evolving OPAC, and the consideration of various cataloging services relevant to the school library environment.
Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed):

Prefix _LSC____  Number _5520____

Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.) Limited graduate students in the SL&IT program.

 

2.      NEW COURSE: LSC 5522: Advanced Electronic Cataloging

Purpose and Nature of Course: The Advanced Electronic Cataloging course will partially replace the LSC 5520 and be designed specifically for graduate students in the SL&IT program who want to advance their electronic cataloging and classification skills to maximize the description and organization of their school library collection.  The audience will be SL&IT students who have prior knowledge and experience with electronic cataloging (i.e. Integrated RDA/AACR2/MARC21, Subject Access, and Automation Systems) and classification systems and/or are practicing school librarians.  The alternative course LSC 5521, Introduction to Electronic Cataloging, will target SL&IT students with little or no electronic cataloging and classification experience.   Students who are enrolled in the School Library & Information Technologies program will be required to take one course or the other, depending on their prior knowledge and experience in electronic cataloging. 

Prefix: ___LSC___________    Number: _5522___________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___Advanced Electronic Cataloging _____________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_S C H  L I B_A D V_C A T_

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __3___ Graduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):  This course is designed for graduate students with prior cataloging knowledge who want to increase access to their school library collections. Course participants will advance skills to apply the principles of description (cataloging) and organization (classification) of print, media, and digital resources.  The application of RDA, Curriculum-Enhanced MARC, Authority Control, Subject Access points, and the Dewey Decimal Classification system will be emphasized.  Students will also develop local standards for cataloging specifications, apply database clean-up and maintenance tasks, and explore the decision making process for migration of integrated library systems.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _Completion of undergraduate/graduate cataloging course and/or at least 3 years experience in working with electronic cataloging in a school library_________

Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed):

Prefix _LSC____  Number _5520____

Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.) Limited to students in the SL&IT program

 

3.      NEW COURSE: LSC 5565: School Library Practicum

Purpose and Nature of Course:

School Library Practicum will replace the existing LSC 5564 Seminar in School Librarianship and the LSC5562 Practicum in School Librarianship courses.   The School Library Practicum course will be a variable 1 or 3 credit course that all students must take in order to receive a M.Ed in School Library and Information technologies.  The 1-credit course will be for those students who are already certified school library media specialists (SLMS) working as a school librarian for at least one year prior to taking this new culminating course. The 3-credit course will be required for all other students.  As the culminating course for the SL&IT program, students will be required to complete the following requirements:

·         Students who are registered for the one credit course will complete an electronic portfolio that will include a philosophy/mission/vision for a school library,  curriculum vita, and artifacts that demonstrate the students’ competencies as defined by ALA/AASL standards and sub-strands.  In order to qualify for the one credit course, students will submit a one page document that is signed by a building administrator stating that they have worked as SLMSs for at least one year prior to taking the School Library Practicum.  In addition, the student will submit a copy of the library science certification to the instructor.

·         Students who are registered for the three credit course by their advisor will complete an electronic portfolio that will include a philosophy/mission/vision for a SLM, artifacts that demonstrate the students’ competencies as defined by ALA/AASL standards and sub-strands, curriculum vita, instructional lesson(s) documentation, promotional materials related to an author/illustrator unit,  Practicum log, mentor evaluation, etc. Students will either upload their electronic portfolio wither to College Live Text or to a publically accessible web server.  n addition, the students will complete 100 hours of field service in a school library under the direct supervision of a mentor, a certified SLMS, and the MU instructor. 

Prefix: _LSC______    Number: _5565________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___School Library Practicum________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

S C H __ L I B __ P R A C __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __3_ Graduate                                

For variable credits, list Minimum Credit _1__; Maximum Credits _3__     

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

All students who seek a M.Ed in school library & Information technologies must complete either a one credit or 3 credit School Library Practicum course. The one credit course will be for students who are already certified as school library media specialists.  The basic requirement for this course is publishing an electronic portfolio.   The  three credit course is designed for students who are not already certified school library media specialists. In addition to publishing an electronic portfolio, students seeking 3 credits must complete a 100-hour practicum in a local school library. The practicum allows students to demonstrate that they have developed the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to become an effective efficient school library media specialist. This 1 or 3 variable credit course will occur during the spring and fall semesters only.

 

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _21 credits in the SL&IT program and must include LSC5501 Inatrcutional Collaboration  and LSC5530 School Library Advocacy

Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed):

Prefix _LSC  Number 5564

Prefix  LSC   Number 5562

 

 

4.      COURSE CHANGE: LSC 5505:

Purpose and nature of change: _Name Change____________________________________

Old Prefix: __LSC__________          Old Number: __5505______ Old CIP______

New Prefix: __LSC___________      New Number: __5505_____ New CIP_____

Old Course Title: ___Core Resources for the School Library___________________

New Course Title: ___Children’s and Young Adult Literature_______________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

C h i l d r e n s & Y A L i t

 

 

5.      COURSE CHANGE: LSC 5510:

Purpose and nature of change: _Name Change____________________________________

Old Prefix: __LSC__________          Old Number: __5510______ Old CIP______

New Prefix: __LSC___________      New Number: __5510_____ New CIP______

Old Course Title: ___Electronic Delivery Systems__________________

New Course Title: ___ Technologies for School Libraries _______________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

T E C H F O R S C H L i b

 

 

6.      COURSE CHANGE: LSC 5545:

Purpose and nature of change: _Name Change____________________________________

Old Prefix: __LSC__________          Old Number: __5545______ Old CIP_____

New Prefix: __LSC___________      New Number: __5545_____ New CIP_____

Old Course Title: ___ Access and Legal Issues in the Information Age____________

New Course Title: ___ Access and Legal Issues in the School Library ____________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

a c c e s s & L e g a l i s S U e s

 

 

7.      COURSE DELETION: LSC 5520: Cataloging and Classification in the Electronic Environment

Prefix: __LSC__________                 Number: __5520________

Rationale for deletion: This course will be replaced with two alternative courses – LSC5521 – Introduction to Electronic Cataloging and LSC4422 – Advanced Electronic Cataloging It has been determined that one cataloging course does not meet the needs of either the beginner SLMS or the experienced SLMS.   The two new 3-credit courses will be LSC5521  Introduction to Electronic Cataloging and LSC5522 Advanced Electronic Cataloging.  Students will choose , based on the advice of the advisors and the prerequisites for LSC5522,  to take one or the other.

Course Title: Cataloging and Classification in the Electronic Environment

 

 

8.      COURSE DELETION: LSC 5562: Practicum in School Librarianship

Prefix: __LSC__________                 Number: _5562________

Rationale for deletion: This course will be deleted from the SL&IT program.  A new variable 1-3 credit Practicum course, LSC5565 School Library Practicum,  will incorporate the portfolio assignment and will be designed so that the instructor will have more interaction with the students and their mentors and will be better able to supervise the Practicum experience.  After a Strategic Planning meeting during summer 2009, it was determined using an assignment matrix and a AASL Competency Checklist that the existing Practicum course (LSC5562)  des not  meet the NCATE/AASL requirements.  In the past, students could be exempt from taking Practicum if it were not required for certification in their states.  However, in Fall 2010, to meet NCATE/AASL Standards, all students will be required to complete Practicum in order to earn a M.Ed in school library and information technologies. 

Course Title:  Practicum in School Librarianship

 

9.      COURSE DELETION: LSC 5562: :  Seminar in School Librarianship

Prefix: __LSC__________                 Number: _5564________

Rationale for deletion: This course will be deleted from the SL&IT program.  A new variable 1-3 credit Practicum course, LSC5565 School Library Practicum, is being developed that will incorporate the portfolio assignment that is a major part of the current Seminar course.  After a Strategic Planning meeting during summer 2009, it was determined using an assignment matrix and a AASL Competency Checklist that too much duplication of content and assignments existed among other required SL&IT courses.

Course Title:  Seminar in School Librarianship

 

10. PROGRAM CHANGE: M. Ed in School Library & Information Technologies

Rationale for change:

LSC5520  Cataloging and Classification in the Electronic Environment - This course will be deleted and two new courses will be offered in its place.  Intro to Cataloging and Advanced Cataloging.  It has been determined that one cataloging  course does not meet the needs of either the beginner School Library Media Specialist (SLMS) or the experienced SLMS.   The two new 3-credit courses will be LSC5521  Introduction to Electronic Cataloging and  LSC5522 Advanced Electronic Cataloging.  Candidates will choose , based on the advice of the advisors,  to take one or the other in order to complete the M.Ed program in school library and information technologies.

 LSC5564  Seminar in School Librarianship -  This course will be deleted from the SL&IT     program.  A new variable 1or 3 credit Practicum course, LSC5565 School Library Practicum, is being developed in order to meet  NCATE/AASL Standards that will incorporate the portfolio assignment that is a major part of the current Seminar course.   After a Strategic Planning meeting during summer 2009, it was determined by using an assignment matrix and a AASL Competency Checklist that too much duplication of content and assignments in 5564 existed among other required SL&IT courses, with the exception of the portfolio.

LSC5562  Practicum in School Librarianship - This course will be deleted from the SL&IT program.  A new variable 1 or 3 credit Practicum course, LSC5565 School Library Practicum,  will incorporate the portfolio assignment from LSC 5564 and will be designed so that the instructor will have more interaction with the candidates and their mentors and will be better able to supervise the Practicum experience. After a recent NCATE accreditation review, it was determined that  LSC5562 and its practicum experience did not  meet the NCATE/AASL requirements.  In the past, candidates could be exempt from taking Practicum if it were not required for certification in their states.  However, in Fall 2010, all candidates will be required to complete the variable credit Practicum in order to earn a M.Ed in school library and information technologies. 

NCATE/AASL recognition will be satisfied by requiring candidates to either complete the new course LSC 5565 School  Library Practicum for 1 credit (candidates who are already certified SLMS) or 3 credits (certified teachers without school library certification or school  library experience).

 

List all changes:

School Library & Information Technologies

LSC5520 – to be deleted

LSC5521 – Introduction to Cataloging and Classification– to be added

LSC5522 – Advanced Cataloging and Classification– to be added

LSC5562 – to be deleted

LSC5564 – to be deleted

LSC5565 – School Library Practicum to be added (variable 1 or 3 credit)

 

Program Description for Catalog (if changed):

The mission of the School Library & Information Technologies graduate program is to empower school library media specialists with the skills and knowledge to assume an essential role in their schools as leaders, instructional partners, information specialists, teachers, and program administrators of library and information services. The program supports fully the university’s Creed, which emphasizes Character, Scholarship, Culture, and Service.

In developing the program the following core documents guided curriculum design: Empowering Learners, the national standards; Standards for the 21st Century Learners, a document that offers vision for teaching and learning; Standards for Pennsylvania School Library Certification and Practice, the state school library association standards; and the Pennsylvania Department of Education Library Science Standards for the Preparation of Public School Educators. These guidelines represent the best thinking in the profession and reflect the emerging role of the school library media specialist as a critical educational leader.

Certified teachers who enroll in the Master of Education degree program in Mansfield’s School Library & Information Technologies graduate school are known as “candidates.” Candidates who complete the degree program will meet the national standards established by NCATE (the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) and AASL (the American Association of School Librarians), a division of the American Library Association. The ALA/AASL NCATE Standards for School Library/Media Specialists are embedded into the online courses, assessments, and competencies of the program.

Our online program emphasizes practice-oriented outcomes and offers the candidate four significant advantages:

  • Close bonds with faculty who are committed to sharing their many years of practical experience and leadership in the school library community
  • Convenience of online courses designed for working adults who cannot or find it difficult to attend a traditional library school
  • Close collaboration with practitioners and leaders in the school library community who provide advice in course development
  • Authentic assessment of practical, standards-based skills to enhance the learning experience

Candidates completing the 32 - 34 semester hours of course work earn an M.Ed. in school library and information technologies and can be awarded K-12 SLM  certification by their state’s department of education.  Candidates who are already certified school librarians complete ten 3-credit courses, a 1-credit Introductory Seminar and a 1-credit Practicum for a total of 32 semester hours.  Candidates without school library certification and practice in the field as a school librarian complete ten 3-credit courses, a 1-credit Introductory Seminar and a 3-credit Practicum for a total of 34 semester hours.   

Most candidates can complete the online master’s program in two to three years. A one year completion is possible but not recommended for candidates holding a job. Candidates are allowed up to five years to complete the program. Every course is offered at least twice each year. Many courses are offered during summer. For additional information, refer to the website: http://library.mansfield.edu

 

  1. Program Objectives (if changed):

·         Prepare skilled and knowledgeable school library media specialists based on the national school library guidelines, Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs

 

·         Offer a transformative, personal learning experience facilitated by successful practitioners who apply best practices from contemporary educational theory within a highly practical, problem-solving environment.

 

·         Enhance learning with interactive technologies for all candidates, regardless of physical location in an online, web-based environment

 

 

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