PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Summer 2014 GREENSHEET
Canvas Login and Tutorials
Mission of the School
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) educates professionals and develops leaders who organize, manage and enable the effective use of information and ideas in order to contribute to the well-being of our communities.
SLIS utilizes a content management system called Canvas for class communications: submitting assignments, grades, even email. We will automatically enroll you in the D2L site for our course and you will be able to begin access to it between 26 May – 2 June.
Our class begins officially on Monday 2 June. Weekly units end on Saturdays at 5pm (Pacific time) and that will be the due time for all of our assignments except the final project.
This comprehensive survey of competencies promotes the administration of professional library and information services with multi-cultural populations of young adults. The course features problem-solving and evidence-based techniques, methods, and management skills, as well as policies, philosophies, and resources rendered within a critical youth studies/history approach sought by progressive libraries and institutions offering contemporary young adult library services. .
- Readings Assignments are detailed in Course Outline;
- 11 topical “Abstract” entries (short, no more than 150 words) as indicated in the Course Outline. All class Abstract posts, including the instructor’s follow-up “Abstract lectures,” are also required reading;
- One, 2-3 page YA Space paper (a comparative analysis of sample YA spaces);
- One, 2-3 page Staff Training Workshop Preparation;
- One, 3-5 page “Hot Button” paper (brief background research and position on a controversial topic followed by an in-class presentation);
- Repertoire Emphasis Project ("REP") (design a youth participation-infused library program);
- One, 3-5 page Philosophical Assessment;
- One, “YA Librarian Tool Box” (a critical annotated bibliography)
|Student Deliverables||SLOs Supported||Grade Weight||Due Dates|
|Professional Log (“Abstracts”) - 11 entries||#1, #3, #6||10 points (total)*||Various dates
(see Course Outline)
|YA Space Analysis and presentation
|#1, #4||10 points||Week 3
Saturday 21 June
5PM (Pacific Time)
|Staff Training Workshop (2-3 pages)||#1, #3, #6||10 points||Week 5
Saturday 5 July
5PM (Pacific Time)
|“Hot Button” paper
(3-5 pages plus class presentation)
|#1, #2, #4, #5||15 points (total)||Week 7
Saturday 19 July
5PM (Pacific Time)
|Repertoire Emphasis Project (“REP”)||#2, #3, #4, #5||15 points||Week 8
Saturday 26 July
5PM (Pacific Time)
|Transforming YA Services
|#6||15 points||Week 10
Various dates during Week 10
|YA Librarian’s Tool Box
(critical annotated bibliography)
|#2, #3, #6||25 points||Finals Week
Wed 13 August
5PM (Pacific Time)
|Total: 100 points|
*Note: Abstract entries represent one total grade of 10 points. They must all be posted to the course site on time to receive a total of 10 points; they do not constitute a series of discretely graded assignments. No partial credit.
All major written work will receive detailed written analytical and constructive comments from me. These comments are designed to help strengthen your skills and build your confidence to perform and deliver professional library services with young adults. They are not necessarily intended to explain grades.
Assignments date-stamped after 5PM (Pacific Time) on the due date or submitted after the respective deadline will receive a 20% reduction of the total points possible for that assignment. However, any late Abstract entries will forfeit the entire points for allAbstracts (10 points) - no partial credit is possible.
The instructor reserves the right to alter assignments with fair notice
Other Relevant Information:
As this is an advanced course (i.e., not a “core” course) the instructor assumes that students possess professional-level skills in: searching, discovering and navigating bibliographic resources; group & collaborative work. We will rely upon these skills throughout the term and apply them to professional level young adult-specific services.
Further, this 261A course requires that you:
- complete reading and writing assignments as required in Course Outline (including the instructor’s “Abstract lectures");
- perform literature searches and produce critical written analysis;
- be responsible for all course lectures;
- post and refer to “abstracts” through our course Discussion site (as described in our Course Outline);
- produce a final project as detailed in the Course Outline;
- maintain minimal home computing environment required by SLIS, see http://ischool.sjsu.edu/ecommunication/homecomputing.htm
- access to the required software downloads (free):
As detailed in the Course Outline, all assignments and written products are to be completed and submitted by 5pm (Pacific time) on the Saturday of the week in which they are due, unless noted otherwise. For instance, the Abstract entry for Week 1 is due 5 pm on Saturday 7 June - posted to the course Discussion Forum.
Course Workload Expectations
Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.
Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.
Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of and increase their confidence in delivering library services for young people in a demographically complex contemporary culture.
- Demonstrate practical and analytical facility with the innovative principles of youth development and civic participation through involvement in library programs, materials, presentations, atmospherics, and professional resource management.
- Begin developing professional skills for working directly with young adults and with adults who work with young people.
- Establish familiarity with a wide range of creative forms produced for, desired by, and produced by young people.
- Identify one particular domain of youth experience and develop a plan for library service linkage.
- Develop an overarching philosophy of today's young people that includes ways in which the library can contribute to their lives and meanings, the institution's public value, and their communities in general.
Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)
LIBR 261A supports the following core competencies:
- A Articulate the ethics, values, and foundational principles of library and information professionals and their role in the promotion of intellectual freedom.
- B Describe and compare the organizational settings in which library and information professionals practice.
- F Use the basic concepts and principles related to the selection, evaluation, organization, and preservation of physical and digital items and collections.
- I Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information.
- Boyd, D. (2014). It's complicated. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Available through Amazon: 0300166311
- McElmeel, S. L., Loertscher, D. V., & Wrenn-Estes, B. (2014). Young adult literature and multimedia: A quick guide (9th ed.) . Salt Lake City, UT: Learning Commons Press/Hi Willow Research and Publishing. Available through Publisher
- Learn about the history of your school! Hansen, D.G. (2010). A pioneering and independent spirit. Victoria, BC, Canada: Trafford. Available through Amazon: 1426921098
- Flowers. S. (2010). Young adults deserve the best: YALSA's competencies in action. Chicago: American Library Association. Available through Amazon: 0838935877
The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:
|97 to 100||A|
|94 to 96||A minus|
|91 to 93||B plus|
|88 to 90||B|
|85 to 87||B minus|
|82 to 84||C plus|
|79 to 81||C|
|76 to 78||C minus|
|73 to 75||D plus|
|70 to 72||D|
|67 to 69||D minus|
In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:
- C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
- B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
- A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.
Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student
As members of the academic community, students accept both the rights and responsibilities incumbent upon all members of the institution. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with SJSU's policies and practices pertaining to the procedures to follow if and when questions or concerns about a class arises. See University Policy S90-5 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S90-5.pdf. More detailed information on a variety of related topics is available in the SJSU catalog at http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/catalog/departments/LIS.html. In general, it is recommended that students begin by seeking clarification or discussing concerns with their instructor. If such conversation is not possible, or if it does not serve to address the issue, it is recommended that the student contact the Department Chair as a next step.
Dropping and Adding
Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drop, grade forgiveness, etc. Refer to the current semester's Catalog Policies section at http://info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/policies.html. Add/drop deadlines can be found on the current academic year calendars document on the Academic Calendars webpage at http://www.sjsu.edu/provost/services/academic_calendars/. The Late Drop Policy is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/policy/. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for dropping classes.
Information about the latest changes and news is available at the Advising Hub at http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/.
Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material
University Policy S12-7, http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S12-7.pdf, requires students to obtain instructor's permission to record the course and the following items to be included in the syllabus:
- "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
- It is suggested that the syllabus include the instructor's process for granting permission, whether in writing or orally and whether for the whole semester or on a class by class basis.
- In classes where active participation of students or guests may be on the recording, permission of those students or guests should be obtained as well.
- "Course material developed by the instructor is the intellectual property of the instructor and cannot be shared publicly without his/her approval. You may not publicly share or upload instructor generated material for this course such as exam questions, lecture notes, or homework solutions without instructor consent."
Your commitment, as a student, to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University. The University Academic Integrity Policy F15-7 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/F15-7.pdf requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The Student Conduct and Ethical Development website is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/studentconduct/.
Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 at http://www.sjsu.edu/president/docs/directives/PD_1997-03.pdf requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at http://www.sjsu.edu/aec to establish a record of their disability.
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