LIB 558 Librarian’s Role in Supporting Reading Strategies, 3 s.h., 3 c.h.
Summary of request
This course was offered during two summer sessions as a Selected Topics course. This request is to make it a course offered as an elective to graduate library science students or in-service librarians.
KUTZTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY SCIENCE AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Course Description: LIB 558 Librarian’s Role in Supporting Reading Strategies, 3 s.h., 3 c.h.
This course examines the school librarian’s role in ensuring students’ reading success. The roles include the selection of materials that address the diverse needs of the learners including English as Second Language Learners, identification of resource materials that serve as tools for interactive think-alouds, and reinforcement of reading strategies within the information literacy curriculum. Prerequisite for course is LIB 575 Teaching Function of the School Library Media Center or an Instructional I certificate.
School librarians are an integral part in providing support as the districts strive to meet the literacy demands of the federal and state requirements. In order for the school librarians to be an effective contributor, they must be able to apply their knowledge of the reading process to the selection of materials that address the needs of the diverse learners. Additionally, school librarians play an important part in showing the connection between reading strategies and the ability to access and utilize information from various sources and in a variety of formats. This course provides the school librarian with the tools to be an integral part in ensuring student success in the ability to use information and be lifelong readers and learners.
Relationship to Standards
At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to:
Identify reading strategies within the information literacy curriculum.
Making connecting and building background knowledge
Predicting and inferring
Determining main idea
Using fix-up options
Reading online text
Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should privately contact the Director, Office of Service to Americans with Disabilities to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible. Contact the Director at 610-683-4108 in the Stratton Administration Building to coordinate reasonable accommodations
2. Academic Honesty
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KUTZTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA CORE ASSIGNMENT
DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY SCIENCE AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
LIB 558: Librarian’s Role in Supporting Reading Strategies
Description of core assignment:
Write a reflection on how you would incorporate reading strategies into the information literacy curriculum in order to improve student achievement. Base your reflection on the lectures, articles, reading from text and class discussion.
Personal reflection on the role of librarian in supporting reading strategies
Cite at least three specific examples of how you plan to incorporate reading strategies into the information literacy curriculum.
Criteria for the examples
Address at least three different grade level groups
Address the three different components of the curriculum
Part 1: Content
- Includes a clear concise explanation of how the strategies would be implemented into instructional practice
-Displays a strong evidence of reflection and synthesis of ideas presented in lecture, readings, and discussion