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SLIS 742 - Curricular Role of the School Librarian

Class Session: Monday, June 04, 2018 - Thursday, August 02, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: SLIS 701, 706 and required education courses (for initial certification candidates); SLIS 703 preferred

Instructor: Elizabeth Hartnett

Note: Please register for this course by May 28, 2018. SLIS 742 requires collaboration with a practicing teacher and access to that teacher's school library. Both must be secured before the semester begins. Sections for this course: J50 (students in SC), J91 (Other States Cohort) and J92 (Other Countries Cohort). Sections J91 and J92 students pay the cohort tuition rate.


Course Description

Role of the school library media specialist in integrating the school library media program into a K-12 standards-based curriculum, including best practices, needs assessment, collaboration, instructional design, and resource provision.


Online Session Information

There will be online sessions via Adobe Connect on Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET. Students may view the sessions live online or may view them at a later time; all students are responsible for the material covered. The Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of February 25, 2018, 6:35 am (Subject to change)



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