Requires a minimum of 150 hours of supervised professional work in a school library. This course is required for state certification for school library media specialists and must be taken concurrently with 17:610:575 - Management of School Library Programs. Students maintain a journal and their assignments in 575 relate to the Field Experience.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand general principles and concepts.
- Understand the mission, administrative organization, policies and procedures, resources and services, and clientele of a particular school library media center which can serve as an example of its kind and also as a general reference model.
- Make contacts with individual professional school library media specialists; to facilitate the assimilation of professional attitudes and work habits; to acquaint the student with different points of view and a variety of approaches in dealing with problems and responding to service needs.