Library Media (LIBMEDIA)

Courses

LIBMEDIA 175   VIDEO GAMES AND LEARNING   3 Units

This three-credit class will orient students to a variety of perspectives on learning embedded within video games and associated virtual learning ecologies. Content will feature specialized study of video games within specific domains across the professions. Sessions will combine instruction with hands-on activities considering learning and educational implications.

LIBMEDIA 201   TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHERS   1 Units

This course is designed to provide explanatory and hands-on practical experiences at the introductory level with digital, print, and web-based technologies for collaboration, information gathering, analysis and management, communication and creation in teaching and learning.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING

LIBMEDIA 343   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. Open as an elective.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STATUS

LIBMEDIA 350   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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS

LIBMEDIA 434   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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS

LIBMEDIA 440   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 451   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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS

LIBMEDIA 454   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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS

LIBMEDIA 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics.

LIBMEDIA 494   SEMINAR   2 Units

An advanced course of study which may involve original research or the study of materials in a particular area appropriate to librarianship studied under an instructor of the department. May be retaken.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS

LIBMEDIA 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of department.