School Library Reference Materials and Service

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Guam Department of Education Participants Only 

This course reflects on the principles and practice of information services pertaining to reference materials and resources in a school library especially the changes influenced by technology. The course examines the roles and responsibilities of a school librarian in examining, selecting, and use of reference materials and resources. It includes print and digital reference materials and resources appropriate for elementary and secondary school libraries. The selection and use of general and specialized reference in various subjects. Provides practical experience in search techniques for basic and useful reference sources.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Guam educators and librarians.

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What You Will Learn

  • Design, provide, and manage reference materials and services in a school library environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of reference materials and resource tools and research techniques to answer reference queries
  • Identify the appropriate reference materials and resource in print, nonprint, or digital format to meet patron information needs


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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