Sam Houston State University
Department of Library Science
Graduate Seminar
LIB_SCI listserv: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/...
Welcome to a
fantastic program!
It’s one we like to think of as the
best in Texas.
Our hallmark is our personal touch!
Relax and Breathe Easy
• Over the next hour, we will cover a large amount of
information.
• This may seem overwhelming. It...
NCATE Accreditation
• National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is
the teaching profession’s mechani...
NCATE Accredited Schools: SHSU
http://ncate.org/tabid/178/Default.aspx?state=TX&CO_ID=11854
Specialized Professional Association
(SPA)
• NCATE lists our SPA as ALA.
• The division of ALA under which we are national...
More about ALA
Why is this organization so
important?
ALA: What is it?
• What is ALA?
• American Library Association (ALA)
http://www.ala.org
• Oldest and largest library assoc...
What does ALA do?
• Some of what ALA does:
• Policy analysis, such as copyright and access to
information
• Public awarene...
What is the mission of ALA?
• The mission of the American Library Association is to
provide leadership for the development...
We’re
accredited by:
School librarians
often join:
School librarians
often join:
School librarians
often join:
What Are th...
What Do ALA Divisions Do?
• ALA is home to eleven membership divisions
each with a type-of-library or type-of-library-
fun...
AASL History
http://www.ala.org/aasl/about
NCATE/AASL Programs:
http://www.ala.org/aasl/education/ncate/programs
NCATE/AASL Accredited Programs
Texas Requirements
Requirements for
Librarian Certification
State of Texas
Librarian Certification: Texas
• Required for employment as a librarian in Texas schools
• Issued to one who has a Master’...
Librarian Certification: Other
• If you are not a resident of Texas and will not
be a school librarian in Texas:
• Check w...
Master of Library Science (MLS):
Requirements
36-hour Master of Library Science degree
Preparation of school librarians fo...
MLS: Total Hours 36 Semester Credit
Hours (SCH)
• Core Coursework 33 SCH
• LSSL 5330 Collection Development 3 SCH
• LSSL 5...
What are the Electives?
• Electives: Take any ONE course:
• LSSL 5361 – Current Trends in Materials for Children and Young...
In what order should I take my
courses?
Core Courses:
• LSSL 5370 – Instructional Design and Library Media Production
• LS...
Advising Process
• Your advisor will guide you through the
program from your very first class and on
through portfolio sub...
Support from your Graduate
Advisors
• Rebecca Lewis, Assistant to the Chair, is generally
the graduate advisor of first co...
How Do I Access the Library Science
Class Schedule Every Semester?
• Remember you can check course offerings, along
with l...
SHSU Additionally Mandates:
• TExES Practice Test (For Texas Certification)
• Required before taking real TExES
• Must be ...
SHSU Dept. of Library Science
Requirements
Requirements:
Library Science Department
What Does It Mean to Be a Grad
Student? Expectations…
1. You should be a self-directed learner. Ask
questions. Seek additi...
More Expectations…
2. You should be a scholar and a professional
in all manner of communication.
• It is expected that gra...
More Expectations…
3. You should network with your colleagues
and peers. Your classmates can not only
help you with questi...
More Expectations…
5. You should make informed decisions based
upon your academic and professional
standards.
• SHSU/COE/L...
More Expectations…
6. You should always plan ahead. Do not wait
until the last minute to complete work.
• It is expected t...
More Expectations…
7. You should accept responsibility for your
progress in the program. Do not make
excuses; you will ear...
More Expectations…
8. You should stay in contact with your
professors and with the department and
college as needed. This ...
More Expectations…
9. You should follow all the policies and
procedures and expectations from the
course, the department, ...
More Expectations…
10. You should be
proud of your
accomplishments!
Expectations of Your Professors
• Timely responses to your questions
• Frequent communication
• Grading with feedback
Email Protocol
• When emailing, it is important to provide
specific information with each email:
• Identify self: Who are ...
LIB_SCI Membership:
1,600+ Members
• http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LIB_SCI/info
• Free via Yahoo Groups
• This is an ...
Steps to Join Lib_Sci
• You must first REGISTER with Yahoo Groups before you can join.
• Go to http://www.yahoogroups.com
...
LSSL Graduate Student Organization
Course in Blackboard
• In Blackboard on your home
page, you have a list of
organization...
Professional Memberships
• State Library Association Student Membership
• For Texas:
• TLA required ($25) by the end of th...
Internship Requirements
• Handbook for School Library Internship
• Application for School Library Internship
• Preapproval...
Internship requirements - continued
• 130-hour internship – journal documentation
• After 100 hours an onsite visit by sup...
What is Tk20? Do I have to have a
Tk20 Account?
• Required
• Apply for
your account
• Approximately $100 --
one time fee
•...
When will I need Tk20?
• LSSL 5370 & 5366 - submit Dispositions and Diversity
Proficiencies (DDP) before the end of the se...
What are the Dispositions and Diversity
Proficiencies Standards (DDPS)?
• Two times throughout your career as an MLS
stude...
Helpful Information
Re: Graduate coursework
Information that You Should
Find Useful
Newton Gresham Library
• Remote access to the electronic resources of the Newton
Gresham Library is available to enrolled ...
How Do I Get Electronic Access
to Library Resources?
• Newton Gresham Library Website
• NGL's homepage provides informatio...
Portfolio Requirements:
These are constantly updated, but the basic
ideas stay the same
• Electronic Portfolio
• Compose a...
Begin Your Portfolio Now!
• Set up folders to save your coursework on your computer or flash
drive devoted to your portfol...
LiveBinder Structure
• Your Portfolio LiveBinder will be set up according to the
ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparatio...
Standard 1: Teaching for
Learning
• Elements
• 1.1 Knowledge of Learners and Learning
• 1.2 Effective and Knowledgeable Te...
Standard 2: Literacy and
Reading
• Elements
• 2.1 Literature
• 2.2 Reading Promotion
• 2.3 Respect for Diversity
• 2.4 Lit...
Standard 3: Information and
Knowledge
• Elements
• 3.1 Efficient and Ethical Information Seeking-behavior
• 3.2 Access to ...
Standard 4: Advocacy and
Leadership
• Elements
• 4.1 Networking with the Library Community
• 4.2 Professional Development
...
Standard 5: Program
Management and Administration
• Elements
• 5.1 Collections
• 5.2 Professional Ethics
• 5.3 Personnel, ...
Library Science & the
Internet
LS Website:
http://www.shsu.edu/libraryscience
Library Science Social Sites
http://www.shsu.edu/libraryscience
LIB_SCI listserv: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LIB_S...
Graduation
• For those who are working towards a master’s,
you should know that in your final semester
you must complete:
...
Congratulations on making
a wise choice
for your future as a librarian.
References
• The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and
Applied Science at Columbia University. (2014).
Industrial engine...
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  • From their website:
    “About NCATE:   Teaching children—to recognize letters, to read for the first time, to understand how a tree grows—is one of the most important jobs in America. The nation’s future depends, in large part, on how well it is done. NCATE is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher. NCATE was founded in 1954. Five groups were instrumental in the creation of NCATE: the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), the National Education Association (NEA), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). When NCATE was founded as an independent accrediting body, it replaced AACTE as the agency responsible for accreditation in teacher education. These groups represented the field at large at that time. They recognized the need for a strong, independent, quality assurance mechanism composed of all key stakeholders in education. “
  • Notice we’ve been accredited since NCATE originated. Our accreditation was renewed February 1, 2013 under the Continuous Improvement Pathway. Notice our SPA is ALA/AASL.
  • What is ALA?
    The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. Melvil Dewey, Justin Winsor, C. A. Cutter, Samuel S. Green, James L. Whitney, Fred B. Perkins, and Thomas W. Bicknell founded the Association on October 6, 1876, in Philadelphia.
    As of July 31, 2009, the ALA had 61,696 members, with members in the United States of America, Canada, and over 115 other countries. Approximately 94% of those members are personal members, with the remaining being organizational or corporate members.
    The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
    ALA is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with additional offices in Washington, D.C., and Middletown, Connecticut. We may be contacted by e-mail, phone, fax and mail.
  • We fall under the division of AASL. We are recognized and approved by AASL. Many librarians and “school library” students are interested in the divisions highlighted in red.
  • ALA is home to eleven membership divisions each with a type-of-library or type-of-library-function specialization.   ALA divisions publish journals, books, newsletters, and other materials; provide continuing education in a variety of venues and formats; offer awards and scholarships; sponsor institutes and conferences; and maintain networks of affiliates, chapters, and other collaborative relationships.
    ALA has incorporated specialized sections and divisions from its early existence, beginning with the college and reference librarians (1889), the trustees (1890) and catalogers (1900).
    By policy, each division has a statement of responsibility developed by its members and approved by the ALA Council, a set of goals and objectives to drive its activities, an executive director and other personnel (as necessary), responsibility for generating revenue to carry out its programs, and a separate Board of Directors, elected by the members of the division. Each division is represented on the ALA Council and in the Planning and Budget Assembly.
    Members of ALA divisions must first be members of the American Library Association. A majority of ALA members belong to one or more division. To learn about the types of membership available, see ALA and Division Membership Information. To explore the division's sites and all they have to offer, use the left navigation.

  • AASL as a division has been a part of ALA since 1951. Prior to that time, the organization began from an ALA Roundtable of Normal and High School Librarians who formed a School Libraries Section.
  • This is the credential required for school librarians for employment in Texas schools including the Windham School System of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division. This credential may be issued to one who has a Master’s degree.  Certification as a School Librarian requires the following: (1) a valid K-12 Texas teacher’s certificate, (2) two years of classroom teaching experience, (3) 21 approved semester hours of approved library science coursework, (4) 3 semester hours of field experience working in a library, and (5) a passing score on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES).
  • Lib_Sci is an email distribution list for SHSU library science students (past and present). Many members have already graduated and other members are taking classes just like you. This email list allows our SHSU family to ask and answer questions, support each other, and share information about upcoming classes or events.
  • TLA/ALA student membership ($32)—Faculty agreed to require TLA student membership ($25) by the end of semester. Copy membership card to show instructor. Discount for books come with ALA membership (for example in Dr. Fountain’s course).
  • After reading this Handbook for School Library Internship, complete the Application for School Library Internship form, attach a photograph, a resume, and a sample letter of application for a librarian position. The application form and attached documents should be word-processed. All documents except your photo may be faxed to Dr. Weimar, or send all documents via email to Dr. Weimar.
  • A disposition is a behavioral characteristic, either positive or negative, reflecting your potential ability to succeed as a master’s student and ultimately as a school library media specialist. Using the scale below, please rate yourself according to the following desirable behaviors by circling or highlighting the appropriate level: low, needs improvement, or high. For each of the six dispositions provide an explanation and/or documentation.
  • Eligibility for Services
    All students who are enrolled in SHSU courses are eligible to use the Library's resources and services upon presentation of a valid SHSU ID card. Remote access to the electronic resources of the Newton Gresham Library is also available to enrolled SHSU students.
    In addition, NGL's Distance Learning Services provides reference and research assistance, instruction in the use of library resources, and delivery of books, electronic files/documents and photocopies to authenticated distance learners. Valid* users may request books and copies of journal articles and have them mailed or when possible sent electronically.
    While Distance Learning courses are those that are received or taught off-campus, eligibility for NGL's Distance Learning Services is limited to students who are both enrolled only in SHSU's off-campus courses and who live outside Walker County.
    Distance Learning Services are not available to students who take one or more courses on the SHSU campus, as well as persons not affiliated with SHSU.
     * You must apply to become an authenticated Distance Learning Services user; an eligible student must complete an NGL Distance Learning Services application form online.
  • Electronic Access to Library Resources
    Newton Gresham Library Website
    NGL's homepage provide information about library services, hours, and connections to Internet resources, including periodical databases, reference materials and directories. Online Catalog
    The library catalog, SamCat, allows users to search through the library's holdings. Help is available from within the catalog and a quick start guide providing basic instruction for searching is also available on the library's website. Electronic Databases
    Access to electronic databases is restricted by the vendors to students, faculty and staff of Sam Houston State University. Affiliation to Sam Houston State University is verified before access to the databases is granted; you will be asked for your computer username and password. To set up a computer account, go to the SamWeb link from the University's homepage (https://ww2.shsu.edu/) and click the "Computer Account Activation link.". The library's electronic databases can be accessed at http://library.shsu.edu/research/databases.
  •  
    For the electronic portfolio you are expected to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the body of knowledge gained during your courses in the MLS program. You are expected to reflect on your strengths and consider areas where you need to improve in four major areas of school librarianship. How do you expect to continue your professional growth? What are you doing to share the knowledge that you have gained with peers, colleagues, and students? Your portfolio should address both a look back (reflection) at what you have accomplished and a look forward (improvement) to future goals, plans, and aspirations.
  • SHSU Library Science Graduate Seminar 2015

    1. 1. Sam Houston State University Department of Library Science Graduate Seminar LIB_SCI listserv: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LIB_SCI/info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shsulibsci Instagram: http://instagram.com/shsulibsci Twitter: https://twitter.com/SHSULIBSCI LSSA Blog: https://sites.google.com/site/lssashsu/lssa-blog
    2. 2. Welcome to a fantastic program! It’s one we like to think of as the best in Texas. Our hallmark is our personal touch!
    3. 3. Relax and Breathe Easy • Over the next hour, we will cover a large amount of information. • This may seem overwhelming. It is not meant to be a stressful experience. • You are not expected to remember everything presented during this hour right now. BUT, you are expected to know it. That is why you should read over the PDF of this presentation that will be shared with you under the link to Graduate Seminar in the LSSL Graduate Student Blackboard Organization course.
    4. 4. NCATE Accreditation • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is the teaching profession’s mechanism to help to establish high quality teacher, specialist, and administrator preparation. • NCATE was founded in 1954. • NCATE currently accredits 632 colleges of education with nearly 100 more seeking NCATE accreditation. • Changes are come to the accreditation process. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) will be the new name for NCATE in the near future. • With this change, we can expect to focus more on P-12 student learning in the library. This includes documentation.
    5. 5. NCATE Accredited Schools: SHSU http://ncate.org/tabid/178/Default.aspx?state=TX&CO_ID=11854
    6. 6. Specialized Professional Association (SPA) • NCATE lists our SPA as ALA. • The division of ALA under which we are nationally reviewed and recognized is AASL. • http://www.ala.org/aasl/education/ncate/progra ms • For the ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians (2010), go to http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/c ontent/aasleducation/schoollibrary/2010_standard s_with_rubrics_and_statements_1-31-11.pdf
    7. 7. More about ALA Why is this organization so important?
    8. 8. ALA: What is it? • What is ALA? • American Library Association (ALA) http://www.ala.org • Oldest and largest library association in the world • 60,000+ members • Members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries • School library division: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) • ALA is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois • Additional offices are in Washington, D.C., and Middletown, Connecticut
    9. 9. What does ALA do? • Some of what ALA does: • Policy analysis, such as copyright and access to information • Public awareness and media relations related to libraries, library workers, and library issues • 11 Divisions and 17 round tables focus on specific types of libraries and library activities • Standards and Guidelines to improve library service • Accreditation for graduate programs (we are listed under AASL)
    10. 10. What is the mission of ALA? • The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
    11. 11. We’re accredited by: School librarians often join: School librarians often join: School librarians often join: What Are the ALA Divisions?
    12. 12. What Do ALA Divisions Do? • ALA is home to eleven membership divisions each with a type-of-library or type-of-library- function specialization. • ALA divisions: • Publish journals, books, newsletters, and other materials • Provide continuing education in a variety of venues and formats • Offer awards and scholarships • Sponsor institutes and conferences • Maintain networks of affiliates, chapters, and other collaborative relationships.
    13. 13. AASL History http://www.ala.org/aasl/about
    14. 14. NCATE/AASL Programs: http://www.ala.org/aasl/education/ncate/programs
    15. 15. NCATE/AASL Accredited Programs
    16. 16. Texas Requirements Requirements for Librarian Certification State of Texas
    17. 17. Librarian Certification: Texas • Required for employment as a librarian in Texas schools • Issued to one who has a Master’s degree • Certification as a School Librarian requires the following: • Valid K-12 Texas teacher’s certificate • Two years of classroom teaching experience • 21 approved semester hours of approved library science coursework • 3 semester hours of field experience working in a library (Internship) • Passing score on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES)
    18. 18. Librarian Certification: Other • If you are not a resident of Texas and will not be a school librarian in Texas: • Check with your state or province to learn about the requirements for school librarians • Internship will not be a requirement; research completed by the graduate student will take the place of Internship • For more information, contact Dr. Holly Weimar (haw001@shsu.edu and 936-294-1151)
    19. 19. Master of Library Science (MLS): Requirements 36-hour Master of Library Science degree Preparation of school librarians for Grades PreK-12
    20. 20. MLS: Total Hours 36 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) • Core Coursework 33 SCH • LSSL 5330 Collection Development 3 SCH • LSSL 5332 Organization of Collections I 3 SCH • LSSL 5334 Information Services and Resources I 3 SCH • LSSL 5337 School Library Administration 3 SCH • LSSL 5360 Literature for Children 3 SCH • LSSL 5366 Library Internship 3 SCH • LSSL 5367 Research Design and Methodology 3 SCH • LSSL 5370 Instructional Design and Library Media Production 3 SCH • LSSL 5385 Literature for Young Adults 3 SCH • LSSL 5391 The Internet for School Librarians 3 SCH • LSSL 5396 Computer Science Applications to Librarianship 3 SCH • Elective 3 SCH
    21. 21. What are the Electives? • Electives: Take any ONE course: • LSSL 5361 – Current Trends in Materials for Children and Young Adults • Prerequisite: 5360 and 5385 • LSSL 5368 – Library Services and Programs for Children and Young Adults • LSSL 5375 – Direct Individual Study in Library Science • LSSL 5376 – Field Research in Library Science • This involves travel • Offered only during one of the summer semesters • LSSL 5380 – Master’s Seminar • Topics vary by semester and instructor • Fall semester may involve Jan Paris Bookfest • LSSL 5393- The Historical Development of Literature for Children • Prerequisite: 5360
    22. 22. In what order should I take my courses? Core Courses: • LSSL 5370 – Instructional Design and Library Media Production • LSSL 5360 – Literature for Children • LSSL 5330 – Collection Development • LSSL 5332 – Organization of Collections • LSSL 5385 – Literature for Young Adults • LSSL 5334 – Information Services and Resources • LSSL 5337 – School Library Administration (Prerequisites: 5330, 5332, 5334, 5370) • LSSL 5391 – The Internet for School Librarians (Prerequisite: 5370) • LSSL 5396 – Computer Science Applications to Librarianship (Prerequisite: 5370) • LSSL 5367 – Research Design and Methodology (Prerequisite: 5330, 5332, 5334, 5370) • LSSL 5366 – Library Internship (Prerequisites: 5330, 5332, 5334, 5337, 5360, 5370, 5385) • Elective ** The order of courses can vary as long as prerequisites are honored. **
    23. 23. Advising Process • Your advisor will guide you through the program from your very first class and on through portfolio submission and graduation. • You should consult Degree Works through My Sam for your advising prior to registration. Look in the Notes section for the information. • The Library Science Graduate Advisors are: • Ms. Rebecca Lewis, Assistant to the Chair • rjl006@shsu.edu or 936-294-1151 • Dr. Holly Weimar, Chair • haw001@shsu.edu or 936-294-1150 • Dr. Karin Perry, Asst. Chair • kperry@shsu.edu or 936-294-4641 • AND professors teaching your current courses Go to My Sam Go to Students tab In the Students tab, look for DegreeWorks
    24. 24. Support from your Graduate Advisors • Rebecca Lewis, Assistant to the Chair, is generally the graduate advisor of first contact. • However, a student worker who answers the department’s phone may be able to provide you with the information you need. • It helps tremendously if you do not wait until the last minute to register or perform other administrative tasks! • Always provide your Sam ID # when calling or emailing your advisor. This helps us to locate your information and respond quickly.
    25. 25. How Do I Access the Library Science Class Schedule Every Semester? • Remember you can check course offerings, along with locations and any meeting dates, at Class Schedule. • There are two versions of the schedule, Expanded and Collapsed. • The Expanded version has more details about the class such as which cohort group it serves and meetings. http://www.shsu.edu • To get to this, login to MySam from the SHSU main page. • Click on the Campus Resource tab and you will need to click on Banner Self-Service. • Click on student and then the schedule of classes (EXPANDED). • You will then select the desired term-find Library Science for School Librarians and then do a class search. • There you will find a listing of all of our classes.
    26. 26. SHSU Additionally Mandates: • TExES Practice Test (For Texas Certification) • Required before taking real TExES • Must be completed by the end of your Internship • Offered each semester • Dates to be announced on LIB_SCI Yahoo group & posted at LSSL Graduate Student Organization Blackboard Course • Electronic Portfolio (For MLS only) • Culminating project during last semester • Not a course • You must be enrolled in your final coursework when completing Portfolio • You must apply for Portfolio – similar to applying for graduation the same semester!
    27. 27. SHSU Dept. of Library Science Requirements Requirements: Library Science Department
    28. 28. What Does It Mean to Be a Grad Student? Expectations… 1. You should be a self-directed learner. Ask questions. Seek additional information on your own.
    29. 29. More Expectations… 2. You should be a scholar and a professional in all manner of communication. • It is expected that graduate candidates be active (engage with all course materials), enthusiastic, and collegial participants during the semester.
    30. 30. More Expectations… 3. You should network with your colleagues and peers. Your classmates can not only help you with questions about coursework, they are excellent resources for other information including job opportunities. 4. You should maintain your academic and professional integrity. Make sure work you turn in is your best effort and is original work. • In each course, original work is expected.
    31. 31. More Expectations… 5. You should make informed decisions based upon your academic and professional standards. • SHSU/COE/LS • National: ALA/AASL • State: e.g., TLA/TASL
    32. 32. More Expectations… 6. You should always plan ahead. Do not wait until the last minute to complete work. • It is expected that course work is completed in a timely and professional manner on the schedule posted. • LS Policy: Late work is not accepted.
    33. 33. More Expectations… 7. You should accept responsibility for your progress in the program. Do not make excuses; you will earn respect from your professors is you take full responsibility for your efforts.
    34. 34. More Expectations… 8. You should stay in contact with your professors and with the department and college as needed. This includes checking your SHSU and LIB_SCI email frequently.
    35. 35. More Expectations… 9. You should follow all the policies and procedures and expectations from the course, the department, the college, and the university. These policies are in the course syllabi you receive from your professors.
    36. 36. More Expectations… 10. You should be proud of your accomplishments!
    37. 37. Expectations of Your Professors • Timely responses to your questions • Frequent communication • Grading with feedback
    38. 38. Email Protocol • When emailing, it is important to provide specific information with each email: • Identify self: Who are you? • Include Sam ID: Who are you in our systems? • Check your SHSU Email EVERYDAY!
    39. 39. LIB_SCI Membership: 1,600+ Members • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LIB_SCI/info • Free via Yahoo Groups • This is an email distribution list for SHSU library science students (past and present) • It allows our SHSU family to: • Ask and answer questions • Support each other • Share information about upcoming classes or events • Be sure to keep up with all notifications and postings via LIB_SCI
    40. 40. Steps to Join Lib_Sci • You must first REGISTER with Yahoo Groups before you can join. • Go to http://www.yahoogroups.com • Click on Register if you are new, or Sign In if you already have a Yahoo account. • If you presently have Yahoo mail, you already have an account and just use that same login/password. • Once you have registered, choose the group you want to join. • From the Yahoo home page, you may "Search" Yahoo and enter "LIB_SCI."(Please note that there is an underscore between the LIB and the SCI.) • You will be asked for your full name and a brief message as to why you want to join the discussion group. • USE THIS SENTENCE: "My name is _________, and I am a Library Science student at SHSU." • You will receive a notification message from LIB_SCI. • Read notification e-mail carefully and save. • You must wait until you get the notification before you can post a message. • The Notification message will tell you how to Post & Unsubscribe. SAVE THIS
    41. 41. LSSL Graduate Student Organization Course in Blackboard • In Blackboard on your home page, you have a list of organizations to which you have been enrolled. One of the organizations is LSSL Graduate Students. • The LSSL Graduate Students organization contains information related to the program and librarianship. Go here to look for updated sources that contain information about certification, portfolio, and more.
    42. 42. Professional Memberships • State Library Association Student Membership • For Texas: • TLA required ($25) by the end of the first semester • Consider joint membership in TLA/ALA ($35 – student membership joint price) • For other states: • Check with your state library association for qualifications for membership. • Share this information with you LSSL 5370 instructor. • Copy membership card to show LSSL 5370 instructor and for Portfolio (MLS) • Discount for books come with ALA membership, as well as other benefits, such as professional journals.
    43. 43. Internship Requirements • Handbook for School Library Internship • Application for School Library Internship • Preapproval Dr. Weimar, Internship Coordinator, based on 5 items: 1. Application for Internship 2. Resume 3. Letter of job application to a school or school district for a librarian position 4. Digital photograph of yourself 5. Application by supervising librarian • 130-hour internship experience • Successful completion of Practice Test offered by the Library Science Department for TExES Certification Testing
    44. 44. Internship requirements - continued • 130-hour internship – journal documentation • After 100 hours an onsite visit by supervising professor • Collaborative Lesson plan • Pretest & Post-test assessments of student learning • Evaluated by: • Supervising librarian • Collaborating teacher • Self-reflection by you
    45. 45. What is Tk20? Do I have to have a Tk20 Account? • Required • Apply for your account • Approximately $100 -- one time fee • Directions given at https://tk20.shsu.edu
    46. 46. When will I need Tk20? • LSSL 5370 & 5366 - submit Dispositions and Diversity Proficiencies (DDP) before the end of the semester. • In future classes, other assignments will be required to be submitted to Tk20. • Helpful information is located on the TK20 website: • https://tk20.shsu.edu
    47. 47. What are the Dispositions and Diversity Proficiencies Standards (DDPS)? • Two times throughout your career as an MLS student, you will evaluate yourself based upon a written scenario you describe of yourself working in an educational setting. • We hope to see growth from the time you begin the MLS program in LSSL 5370 and the time you complete your internship in LSSL 5366.
    48. 48. Helpful Information Re: Graduate coursework Information that You Should Find Useful
    49. 49. Newton Gresham Library • Remote access to the electronic resources of the Newton Gresham Library is available to enrolled SHSU students. • Reference and research assistance • Instruction in the use of library resources • Delivery of books, electronic files/documents and photocopies to authenticated distance learners. • Valid* users may request books and copies of journal articles and have them mailed or when possible sent electronically. • You must apply to become an authenticated Distance Learning Services user at http://library.shsu.edu/
    50. 50. How Do I Get Electronic Access to Library Resources? • Newton Gresham Library Website • NGL's homepage provides information about library services, hours, connections to Internet resources, including periodical databases, reference materials and directories. • Online Catalog • SamCat, allows users to search through the library's holdings • Electronic Databases • You will be asked for your computer username and password. • To set up a computer account, go to the SamWeb link from the University's homepage https://ww2.shsu.edu/legacy/Activation and follow the prompts.
    51. 51. Portfolio Requirements: These are constantly updated, but the basic ideas stay the same • Electronic Portfolio • Compose a reflective portfolio backed up with artifacts to show what you have learned and accomplished, and project what you will you do in the future. • Here is the current website: LSSL Portfolio Suggestions, Tips, Resources • http://livebinders.com/edit?id=148978 • Access key is: Portfolio Key • For how-to videos on setting up your LiveBinder, go to the LSSL Graduate Students organization course in Blackboard.
    52. 52. Begin Your Portfolio Now! • Set up folders to save your coursework on your computer or flash drive devoted to your portfolio. Consider purchasing a backup service (like Carbonite), using Dropbox, or backing up through your laptop itself (Dell BackUp, etc.). • You will be required to set up a Live Binder for yourself in LSSL 5370! • Begin adding coursework where appropriate to your Live Binder as your work through the program. You will update your portfolio during your final semester to create a more professional representation of your current knowledge. You will also want to fill in any holes that need to be filled at that time. • As you gain new skills and knowledge in your MLS classes and discover that you are using them in your classroom or library, save evidence and artifacts that you have created for your work.
    53. 53. LiveBinder Structure • Your Portfolio LiveBinder will be set up according to the ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians (2010): • http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aasle ducation/schoollibrary/2010_standards_with_rubrics_and_state ments_1-31-11.pdf • There are five standards with four elements each. • In the LSSL Graduate Students organization course in Blackboard, you will find how-to videos for setting up your LiveBinder.
    54. 54. Standard 1: Teaching for Learning • Elements • 1.1 Knowledge of Learners and Learning • 1.2 Effective and Knowledgeable Teacher • 1.3 Instructional Partner • 1.4 Integration of Twenty-first Century Skills and Learning Standards
    55. 55. Standard 2: Literacy and Reading • Elements • 2.1 Literature • 2.2 Reading Promotion • 2.3 Respect for Diversity • 2.4 Literacy Strategies
    56. 56. Standard 3: Information and Knowledge • Elements • 3.1 Efficient and Ethical Information Seeking-behavior • 3.2 Access to Information • 3.3 Information Technology • 3.4 Research and Knowledge Creation
    57. 57. Standard 4: Advocacy and Leadership • Elements • 4.1 Networking with the Library Community • 4.2 Professional Development • 4.3 Leadership • 4.4 Advocacy
    58. 58. Standard 5: Program Management and Administration • Elements • 5.1 Collections • 5.2 Professional Ethics • 5.3 Personnel, Funding, and Facilities • 5.4 Strategic Planning and Assessment
    59. 59. Library Science & the Internet LS Website: http://www.shsu.edu/libraryscience
    60. 60. Library Science Social Sites http://www.shsu.edu/libraryscience LIB_SCI listserv: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LIB_SCI/info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shsulibsci Instagram: http://instagram.com/shsulibsci Twitter: https://twitter.com/SHSULIBSCI LSSA Blog: https://sites.google.com/site/lssashsu/lssa-blog
    61. 61. Graduation • For those who are working towards a master’s, you should know that in your final semester you must complete: • Registration for: • Graduation AND • Portfolio • Successful completion of your Electronic Portfolio • You will not be eligible to graduate unless you complete these requirements!
    62. 62. Congratulations on making a wise choice for your future as a librarian.
    63. 63. References • The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. (2014). Industrial engineering and operations research. Retrieved October 14, 2014 from http://ieor.columbia.edu/graduate-student- responsibilities • Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. (2014). Graduate student responsibilities. Retrieved October 14, 2014 from http://ieor.columbia.edu/graduate-student- responsibilities

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