Course Listing: Librarianship

We offer the following courses related to Librarianship:

Details about each of these courses is below.


  • Teacher Librarian, Part 1

    Librarians are critical to the development of literacy and specifically informational literacy across the school. Increasingly, the school information centre is playing a significant role in school programs and student development. In this course, you will receive an introduction to the use of the library resource centre to support the needs of students and teachers, and explore the varied roles of the teacher-librarian. You will also review book selection policies that ensure the collection fits the school curriculum and promotes equity. In addition, you will acquire knowledge and skill in the technology that supports a modern, school resource centre.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Teacher Librarian, Specialist

    In this Part 3 Specialist course, you complete the cycle in developing your expertise in the management of a modern, school information centre. You will focus on issues that prepare teachers for leadership: setting school-wide goals for the library resource centre, while ensuring teacher support, and organizing your school in a manner that supports a vibrant resource orientation to support school, district and Ministry directions. This course will also help you to continue refining your personal style as a teacher-librarian. Ethical issues regarding the acquisition of library collections will be explored. You will consolidate those skills needed for leadership at a school and system level. Emphasis is on the use of information technologies that are part of the library resource centre, and the design and evaluation of programs and facilities, responding to current educational direction as well as the formulation of equity-based selection policies.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 2 completed
    • Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including ONE year in Librarianship

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
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