Welcome to Library Science and Information Technology!
The objective of this course is for students to learn fundamental library science skills as Library Media Centers are transforming into iCenters. The focus will be on college readiness using information technology to develop 21st century skills in reading, writing and research. Students will learn to use tools including print materials and web-based applications in various formats, preparing them for higher education. Units for the school year consist of learning the classification system, using academic databases for research, and understanding plagiarism. Skills learned in this course are designed to assist students across the curriculum, coordinating with Common Core State Standards (see CDE link on standards page).
In an effort to be as “green” as possible (e.g. less use of paper resources), students will be submitting assignments via the course module Schoology. Students should set up accounts and check in for messages and updates.
Assignments will be posted on the Schoology course module.
Other responsibilities will include iCenter (library) management (e.g. organization and functioning of the iCenter as well as assisting patrons). The grading scale will be:
A = 90% and above
B = 80% - 89%
C = 70% - 79%
D = 60% - 69%
F = 59% and below