Library Media (LIBMEDIA)

Courses

LIBMEDIA 543   ADOLESCENT LITERATURE AND RELATED MEDIA   3 Units

Designed primarily to acquaint the student with books and nonprint media which appeal to the adolescent interest. Emphasis will be placed on adolescent human growth and development, reading interests and principles of selection.

LIBMEDIA 550   FINDING AND USING INFORMATION   3 Units

Support the inquiries, interests and investigations of the community by identifying questions, connecting library members with the information they seek and providing services associated with it's use. The course introduces basic reference theory and professional practice, and the tools, information resources and problem solving strategies used by professionals.

LIBMEDIA 634   DIGITAL TOOLS FOR LEARNING   3 Units

An introduction to digital technologies for accessing, using, creating and communicating information in a variety of formats for enhancing and improving learning.

LIBMEDIA 638   TEACHING AND LEARNING VIA VIDEO AND ACROSS DISTANCES   3 Units

As our technological capabilities grow, education is no longer bounded by the four walls of the classroom. We can now connect students, teachers, and experts around the state and across the world. With these new capabilities arise the question as how to best enhance learning when students, teachers, and resources may be widely dispersed geographically in distributed learning environments. This class will introduce you to the strategies and technologies of distance education from creating and editing videotapes usable in many locations to connecting learners via two-way interactive video conferencing systems.

LIBMEDIA 640   INFORMATION LITERACY   3 Units

This course is designed to support development of effective information and technology literacy skills in library users and integration of those skills into the curriculum.

LIBMEDIA 651   ORGANIZING INFORMATION   3 Units

Learn to describe information resources clearly, assess their information potential, and use strategies and procedures that will help somebody seeking information find what they need. Become familiar with formal and informal strategies for facilitating subject access, such as MARC records, tagging, metadata, controlled vocabularies, abstracting and classification. Address intellectual and practical issues related to creating structured access to information in all formats.

LIBMEDIA 654   LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION   3 Units

The theories, principles and processes underlying the organization and administration of school and public library services: planning, organizing staffing, budgeting, acquiring, and accessing resources, evaluating, scheduling, promoting and marketing, equipping, housing and policy development. Emphasis is on planning, leadership, working toward change and the new roles and responsibilities of the library professional.

LIBMEDIA 690   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics.

LIBMEDIA 691   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   6 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

LIBMEDIA 715   CURRENT TRENDS IN YOUNG PEOPLE'S K-12 LITERATURE & RELATED MEDIA   3 Units

This course offers an opportunity to examine selections from contemporary media. It considers the viewpoints of students as well as teachers and bibliographers of the current literature for young people. Emphasis is on the issues and strategies that affect collection management and utilization. PREREQ: Previous course in the field and educational experience or consent of instructor.

LIBMEDIA 741   INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES   3 Units

This course examines the current and emerging technological systems and software used in schools and libraries, their selection, implementation, management and evaluation as well as legal and ethical issues involved in their use.
PREREQ: LIBMEDIA 793S and 793E OR LIBMEDIA 793C OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

LIBMEDIA 751   LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION OF LIBRARY AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS   3 Units

This course addresses the competencies needed by those seeking to become district library, media and technology coordinators. Students will consider administrative issues, policies and practices pertinent to operation of effective information, media and technology programs in schools. Theses include such aspects as: the development of a vision that supports the overall objectives of schools; leadership and group dynamics; long-range planning; facilities and services; staff development; fiscal management; the selection, distribution and coordination of resources; and the role of professional organizations and state agencies.
PREREQ: LIBMEDIA 793S and 793E OR LIBMEDIA 793C OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

LIBMEDIA 752   INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN   3 Units

Working cooperatively, and using specific Wisconsin schools as case studies, students will design classroom experiences for implementing modern curricula using appropriate technology.
PREREQ: LIBMEDIA 634

LIBMEDIA 754   ADVANCED DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS   3 Units

Designed to develop advanced skills in the production of graphic, multimedia and textual materials in electronic and print environments. Students will expand their skills in desktop and electronic communications and publishing for the classroom and library.

LIBMEDIA 755   HYPERMEDIA IN SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS   3 Units

The most significant aspect of digital multimedia is that it is potentially interactive, integrative and nonlinear. This course will address the changing structure of information and the technologies and systems for its access. It will prepare participants to evaluate, acquire and use hypermedia products and to consider the ways in which they support different approaches to learning. Emphasis is on the ways in which hypermedia can support different learning styles, innovative curricula and information power for students. The course combines theoretical discussion with hands-on project work.
PREREQ: LIBMEDIA 634

LIBMEDIA 756   INFORMATION, VIRTUAL LIBRARIES & THE INTERNET   3 Units

Students will address the practical, intellectual and societal issues associated with the change from physical to virtual libraries. They will learn to use equipment, software, and strategies to find, evaluate, organize, provide access to, and disseminate textual, audio, graphical and video information.
PREREQ: LIBMEDIA 793S and 793E OR LIBMEDIA 793C OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

LIBMEDIA 790   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.

LIBMEDIA 793E   SUPERVISED ELEMENTARY LIBRARY PRACTICUM   3 Units

Supervised field experience in elementary library media center. Prereq: Graduate status, application and portfolio review, completion of at least 12 credits at UW-Whitewater, 3.10 GPA in library media courses taken before entering the library media practicum.

LIBMEDIA 793S   SUPERVISED SECONDARY LIBRARY PRACTICUM   3 Units

Supervised field experience in elementary library media center. Prereq: Graduate status, application and portfolio review, completion of at least 12 credits at UW-Whitewater, 3.10 GPA in library media courses taken before entering the library media practicum.

LIBMEDIA 793C   SUPERVISED SCHOOL LIBRARY PRACTICUM COMBINED   3 Units

This course provides licensed teachers in the school library program with the opportunity to fully develop, practice, and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework in a supervised field experience in an elementary and a secondary school library and in work in their own schools. Students create a portfolio demonstrating mastery of program competencies. Prereq: Graduate status, review of portfolio and consent of instructor, completion of at least 12 credits at UW-Whitewater, 3.10 GPA in library media courses taken before entering the library media practicum.

LIBMEDIA 798   INDIVIDUAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.