This course provides the student practical training in Library and Information Services. With the assistance of an instructor-coordinator, the student is assigned to work under a supervisor in public or private school libraries in order to learn through actual work experience.
Students will examine funding sources and types of grants and other assistance for libraries and information centers, including museums and archives. Students will learn to research funding opportunities, design programs, write funding proposals, and administer a funding project.
Topics include supervision of staff, managing budgets, reports and evaluations, public relations and promotion of information services, technology planning, collection development, space planning, policy development and reporting to boards and governing bodies.
This course introduces students to the principles of user instruction, and activity programs for libraries and information centers. It examines a range of instructional possibilities relevant for libraries, and emphasizes information literacy principles to equip library users with a d
This course covers library acquisition procedures, the practical applications of a range of cataloging standards, and a basic understanding of indexing. Students will demonstrate a good understanding of library technical services, and knowledge of the principles of collection manageme
This course will cover book repair and preservation of printed materials. Students will learn how to evaluate materials for repair, and decide on appropriate strategies for the conservation of valuable resources. Students will learn to manage library and information center facilities
This course will offer an overview of the use, function, and general troubleshooting of technology media in libraries and information settings. This will include audiovisual equipment, computers, CD-ROMs, software installation, databases and the Internet. It is strongly recommended th
This course outlines a wide variety of resources that provide information specifically about the Pacific Islands and Pacific Island issues, with special emphasis on Palau and Micronesia. The course also examines information resources found in Palauan libraries, information centers, ar
This course covers customer service in libraries, and includes hands-on instruction in effective communication (particularly the reference interview), to provide efficient research and reference assistance. The course develops student understanding of research methods, based on skills
The course focuses on the content and type of information contained within each resource, suitable uses for this information and the role of the publisher in developing information resources. Print resources, such as nonfiction books, dictionaries, encyclopedias and periodicals are co