- Course Number:
- ED 235
- Course Title:
- Library Technology II
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Course DescriptionContinues the study of technologies used within a library. Emphasizes online tools, such as library databases, Internet search tools, social networking tools, library websites, and other media. Prerequisites: ED 134.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
- Explain the basic architecture of online search tools, such as search engines and library databases.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of social media and web tools for library purposes.
- Design and develop a library-related website that includes multi-media resources and follows universal design principles.
- Describe how libraries use web-based applications and tools to serve library patrons and streamline library processes.
Course Activities and Design
- Analyze basic database structures and search engine functions.
- Use and develop social media tools for the library, such as blogs, wikis, twitter, facebook, etc.
- Exploration of e-books, RFID, virtual services, cloud computing,and more.
- Interactive class discussions.
- Individual and group activities, projects, and presentations.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Demonstrate knowledge of various aspects of library technologies, such as basic database and search engine structures and function, social media, and web-based tools through class discussions, activities, projects, and presentations.
- Actively participate in class discussions.
- Actively collaborate with others to complete group activities, projects, and presentations.
- Complete class activities, projects, and presentations on time.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Database structures and search engine functionality
- Social media in libraries
- Online tools and resources used in libraries.