- Course Number:
- ED 238
- Course Title:
- Library Supervision and Managment
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Course DescriptionExplores library supervision and management. Focuses on supervision and training of library staff, facilities, marketing, community outreach, budgeting, fundraising and grant writing. Prerequisites: ED113; ED118.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
- Assist in the planning, development, advocacy, and promotion of library services and programs within a local community.
- Analyze how different libraries are funded through the review of library budgets and justify library expenditures to various stakeholder groups.
- Identify funding sources, create documentation to apply for funding, and participate in fundraising opportunities.
- Participate in the recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of library staff.
- Revise (as needed) library policies and procedures, based on user needs.
Course Activities and Design
- Analyze library budgets and explain expenditures.
- Develop a library program or service.
- Identify grant and other funding sources and fundraising opportunities.
- Interactive class discussions.
- Individual and group activities, projects, and presentations.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Demonstrate knowledge of library supervision and management strategies 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)
- Advocacy for library programs, services, budgets, funding, and staff.
- Funding sources and fundraising opportunities
- Recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of library staff.