Information Services

LIBE 467 (3.0) Online Course Outline

EVALUATION

There are three major assignments that will comprise your Collection Development e-portfolio.

  • Evaluation and Replacement of a Reference Work
  • Collaboratively Planned Unit supporting an evolving educator
  • Evaluation Plan for improving your Reference Services and Section

Students will also maintain a blog where they will reflect each other of the three themes, as well as publish their three major assignments. Students will participate in small group peer feedback on their blog posts. (UBC Calendar)

DESCRIPTION

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of a variety of K-12 reference materials and services and the instructional support necessary to make these an important component of the school library program.

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Evaluate, select and manage print and electronic reference materials.
  • Recognize and recommend those reference materials and resources required to meet the needs of students and staff.
  • Provide effective instructional practices that support student and staff use of references.
  • Use reference materials to support curriculum topics through collaborative planning and teaching.
  • Integrate the utilization of reference materials with the goals of information literacy.

OUTLINE

LESSON TOPIC
1 Information Literacy and Reference Services in Schools
2 The Reference Process and Information Skills
3 Building a Reference Collection for your School Library
4 Print / Non-print: Benefits of Various Reference Formats and Considerations for Selection
5 Information Services and Cooperative Program Planning and Teaching
6 Dictionaries, General and Special Encyclopedias
7 Thesauri, Handbooks, Almanacs and Yearbooks
8 Indexes, Abstracts and Full-text Databases
9 Maps, Atlases and other Geographical Sources
10 Bibliographies, Biographies, Directories and The Library Catalogue
11 Grey Literature, the World Wide Web and the Deep
12 Managing the Reference Collection

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIAL

Call the UBC Bookstore to order: 604-822-4742, or toll-free in North America: 1-800-661-3889 or
Order online: http://shop.bookstore.ubc.ca/courselistbuilder.aspx

  • Riedling, Ann. Reference Skills for the School Library Media Specialist: Tools and Tips, 3rd Linworth Publishers. (2013) ISBN: 9781586835286

Students should also have access to:

  • Asselin, M., Branch, J., & Oberg, D., (Eds). (2003) Achieving information literacy: Standards for school library programs in Canada. Ottawa, ON: Canadian School Library Association & The Association for Teacher-Librarianship in Canada. http://www.accessola2.com/SLIC-Site/slic/ail110217.pdf
  • Canadian Libraries Association. Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Libraries Association http://llsop.canadianschoollibraries.ca/
  • A school or community library collection to complete the assignments for this course.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: Connect From Home

Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to http://services.library.ubc.ca/off-campus-access/connect-from-home/

MORE INFORMATION

Telephone: 604-822-2013, or toll-free in North America: 1-888-492-1122
Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca


Latest Revision on: March 22, 2017