Library Tech 2 Syllabus

Library Technician II

Expectations and Syllabus

 

 

Attendance: Attendance is 1/2 of your grade.  Regular, punctual attendance is mandatory for this course.  Just as in a job, absences affect performance and can lead to termination, or in our class, loss of credit.  Everyone begins with an “A” at 100%, but every tardy automatically drops the attendance grade by 1 point.  You must be here and signed in by the bell.  Every absence excused or unexcused also drops the grade point.  The only exception is a school-related absence.  There is an average of 90 days per semester.  If you choose to take a vacation, realize your grade will be affected.  You can be sick of a full seven school days before the grade would drop to an A- through this attendance policy. Most importantly, because of the daily performance requirements, any non-school related missed days cannot be made up.  After missing ten days, a discussion will take place about possible loss of credit because of the amount of work that was missed.

 

Assignments and Late work:

Assignments (worksheets, quizzes, and final) are 1/2 of your grade.  Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period.  Late work can be turned in for 1/2 credit.  Pre-arranged school related absences will be accommodated.

 

 Grading Scale:

 

100 - 92.50 = A                        92.49 - 90 = A-                       

89.99 - 86.50 = B+                   86.49 - 82.50 = B                        82.49 - 80 = B-

79.99 - 76.50 = C+                   76.49 - 72.50 = C                        72.49 - 70 = C-

69.99 - 66.50 = D+                   66.49 - 60 = D                             59.9 - below = F

 

The grade is not automatically an “A” just by being here.  You must do the assignments and have “A” quality on tasks to receive an “A”.

 

Syllabus/Schedule

 

Week 1-5

  • Review Library Tech I roles/responsibilities.
  • Your section of the library will be assigned. This is checked and graded bi-weekly.
  • Review CHS databases/sections of the library.
  • Community service assignment given.
  • Begin research project with Big 6 research pathfinder and worksheets of terms to establish proficiency in locating, using and comparing resources.  Project presentation will need to make use of PowerPoint, Prezi or Google Presentation software
  • Choose fiction/non-fiction book from Mrs. Bonds’ criteria and begin reading.
  • Begin/continue class blog on library issues in the news.
  • Continue maintaining section of the library and other assigned tasks.

 

Week 6-11

  • Reading of fiction book(s) completed by end of week 9.
  • Create book trailer
  • Library Budgeting
  • Introduction to copyright laws and plagiarism.
  • Introduction to workplace safety.
  • Quiz on workplace safety and copyright laws.
  • Use class time to work on research project.
  • Begin new book of choice

 

Week 12-18

  • Continue all previously assigned tasks.
  • Using Proquest or E-Library databases, find a current event article related to libraries.  Provide an MLA citation for it using Noodletools and summarize/respond to it in one typed page.
  • Create Prezi Presentation on book.
  • Present your research project.
  • Other assignments using new technology as time allows.
  • Final exam is a self-reflection project, as well as an evaluation of your section of the library.

 

Please have your parent or guardian email Mrs. Bonds at kbonds@osd.wednet.edu to verify that you have reviewed the syllabus together.  This is your 1st assignment worth 10 pts.