INFO 295-01
INFO 295-10
School Library Fieldwork
Fall 2019 Syllabus

Mary Ann Harlan
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Course Description

A supervised professional experience of school librarianship at the levels of both elementary and secondary (middle or high) schools. Emphasis is on mentoring, reflection, and practice.  

Course Requirements

Each INFO 295 student will have a different set of CLOs based on goals set by the student and the school library chosen.  

Students will participate in 135 hours of fieldwork:

  • 110 hours of supervised site-level work at both a primary and secondary institution.  Students will spend a minimum of 55 hours per site.

Additionally, they will need the following:

  • 5 hours of participation in a professional development or leadership activity outside of school site (e.g. regional workshop, conference, webinar).
  • 5 hours of participation in professional meetings (e.g. Department, Faculty, School Site Council, District Library meetings, Committee meetings, IEPs, SSTs, or RTIs).
  • 4 hours of a community relationship building or advocacy activities (e.g. attending extracurricular activities, family literacy nights, school board meetings, PTO activities or meetings)
  • 10 hours of curriculum development (collaborative) or website building
  • An additional hour in one of the last four categories.

Deliverable Products
The student is required to submit the following documents throughout the term in which the fieldwork takes place:

  • Fieldwork Plan: Identify the learning objectives and activities related to the listed six areas in conjunction with the site supervisor and student. Signed by the mentoring supervisor
    • Instructor
    • 21st Century Literacy
    • Information Organization
    • Program Manager
    • Leadership
    • Advocacy
  • Field Experience Log: The student will maintain an on-going record and reflection of his/her activities for the field experience.  The log shall be submitted every two weeks and will include evidence, reflection, and connection to professional standards and coursework.  Areas addressed in the log will include the following: 
    • Instructor
    • 21st Century Literacy
    • Information Organization
    • Program Manager
    • Leadership
    • Advocacy
  • Site Supervisor Evaluation. This is an online evaluation based on the same areas identified in the fieldwork plan.

Course Calendar

The field experience must be completed within the semester the student has registered for LIBR 295; dates for submission of the required field experience projects will be posted on Canvas. With prior approval, a student may begin the field experience a few weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.  Fieldwork must be completed by Dec 9, 2019. 

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.

Course Prerequisites

INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 203, INFO 204, INFO 233, INFO 237, INFO 248, INFO 250, INFO 266, INFO 285. Students must be in good academic standing [3.0 CUM GPA or above and no outstanding incompletes]

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)

INFO 295 supports the following core competencies:

  1. If the student is planning to use the internship in whole or in part to meet one or more of the competencies needed to complete the program, he/she should prepare a learning outcome that addresses the area covered by a given competency. This does not mean that the statement of competency can be used for a learning outcome. An original learning outcome must be developed that will help the student fulfill a given competency through meeting the learning outcome during the internship.


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This is a Credit/No Credit course. Incompletes will only be awarded in the case of serious medical or family issues (with appropriate documentation supplied).

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