Before or soon after you go to the school:
Once you have your assignment, make contact with your supervising/cooperating school librarian.
Check with your cooperating librarian to see whether the school district has a policy manual and/or operational manual for their librarians. If so, read it for helpful information. (Week numbers are guidelines - please adjust according to your schedule). For more suggestions and pacing guidelines, see the Practicum Manual.
Identify professional journals that you will read regularly this semester. At least four of these should be of interest to school librarians. There should be reviewing tools you would read to keep abreast of new materials at your level. Record choices for professional reading in your Student Librarian Journal. Be sure to read these and other journals. (See guidelines in "Policy Guidelines for Student Librarians" manual for information on journal preparation.)
Locate your school and make plans to begin work.
Begin work in assigned school. Begin to record activities in your journal. Complete 100 hours of supervised practice by the end of the semester.
Be available for a group meeting of student librarians TBA. (See dates above)
Complete data sheet on school to which you have been assigned.
Complete list of tasks the librarian performs before the opening of school in the fall and before the closing of school in the spring. Submit to the Drop Box on Blackboard.
Contact your university supervisor (email contact preferred) about your problem solving project.
Visit 5 other schools to observe the school library programs. You will schedule the time with the librarian at each school.
Write up these visits in an appropriate format and include in your Student Librarian Journal.
Ongoing assignments during the semester:
Begin collecting helpful hints and creative solutions to problems. Base ideas on those you have observed in your school, on your observation visits, and on professional readings. Write a brief paragraph or prepare a diagram, sketch, photograph or photocopy of the ideas. Collect at least 5 ideas or helpful hints. Post to the discussion board on Blackboard to share with the other students and cooperating librarians. Limit each helpful hint or idea to one page maximum. Include a copy in your Student Librarian Journal.
Complete your problem-solving or case study investigation and paper. This project is outlined below. This project is due to your cooperating librarian and your university supervisor by the last class day of the semester.
Student Librarian Journal: Include bibliographic information and annotations of professional reading, diary of daily activities, and reports on site observations. Include a copy of the collection of helpful hints and ideas in your journal. This journal is due to the university supervisor by July 2nd.
Describe three selection tools with the rationale of why you selected them as appropriate for your school assignment. Include this in your Student Librarian Journal.
Describe one professional librarians' meeting you have attended. Place description in your Student Librarian Journal.
Make sure your cooperating filed librarian has completed the student librarian evaluation form. Give this directly to Dr. Lukenbill. Do not deliver to the TA.
Plan for Capstone Presentation
Due Dates of Assignments:
Send all assignments first to Dr. Lukenbill's TA, Peter M. Haligas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 29: Data sheet on school
Feb 12: Tasks for librarians
Feb 12: Be ready to present ideas to Bill Lukenbill during seminar meetings about problem solving assignment choice
Feb. 12: Begin and/or continue field visits
Feb 12: Begin and/or continue collecting ideas about useful ideas
April/May: Capstone Presentation TBA
May 4: All assignments are due.
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