Library Science I is an introduction to Library Science. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Dewey Decimal Classification System, copyright, how to help others with research skills, genres of literature, pathfinders, evaluating websites, and utilizing technology (i.e.: green screen and GoAnimate). Students will be graded with activities, projects, tests, quizzes, and participation in library tasks. Students must be self-motivated and responsible for completing tasks. This course is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.
Library Science II is more advanced for students who have successfully completed LSI. Students in this course will look at new topics from the perspective of a librarian. These topics include, but are not limited to, controversial and banning of books, budgeting for the library, library programming, creating book trailers and other library advertisements, and research models. Students will be graded with activities, projects, tests, quizzes, and participation in library tasks. Students must be self-motivated and responsible for completing tasks. This course is open to 11th and 12th graders who have taken Library Science I.
Many students have asked about being a Library Teacher Assistant. Discuss how to be a TA your senior year with your counselor. (You must have completed all required courses for graduation, and your counselor will help determine this!) You do not sign up in the library for this.
About Mrs. Rous
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Stephanie Rous
My name is Stephanie Rous, and this is my 24th year in education. I graduated from NCSU with a degree in History with Secondary Teaching certification and a degree in Middle Grades Education. My Master's of Library Science was earned at ECU.
I spent eleven years in the classroom teaching middle school science, social studies and/or language arts, depending upon the year. My middle school teaching took place across the state, from Currituck County to Henderson County with stops in Pitt, Lenoir, and Johnston County along the way. This is my thirteenth year as a media coordinator. I have been the Johnston County Flame for Learning Award winner, the AASL Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries Winner, and am a National Board Certified Teacher as well as a Discovery Education Network Ambassador and Digital Learning Coach.
When not in the library media center, I spend time with my family. My husband and I have just celebrated our 25th anniversary. We have three children. One is a Graduate Student at ECU, one is a Junior at Western Carolina, and one is a Freshman at Appalachian. We also have one dog, Sunny. I enjoy traveling, photography, cooking, writing, designing and making stained glass windows, and painting.
Please follow me on twitter @QueenofLibraria and follow my blog: The Hungry Bookshelf Blog
The link to the Media Center's Webpage (with library calendar) is Media Center Website
You can find the catalog on the Media Center Website or through JCPS Online Connections.
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