Weekends:  Feb. 9/10,  March 16/17,  April 20/21 ;   Friday's  6p.m.-10p.m.; Saturday's  8a.m. - 6p.m..

Course Description:  This course has been designed to enable the student to understand and have working knowledge of library collection building tools; to evaluate library collections; conduct a community analysis; manage a collection budget; communicate with their clientele and funding agency; and to be familiar with issues such as censorship, professional ethics and library standards.


Contact Info:

Instructor:  G. Lynn Berard

G. Lynn Berard:

WEEKEND ONE:   Friday, Feb. 9 WEEKEND ONE:   Saturday, Feb. 10
Readings:   Chapters 1, 2, 4, 10

WEEKEND TWO:  Friday, March 16

WEEKEND TWO:  Saturday, March 17

Readings:  Chapters 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17

WEEKEND THREE:  Friday, April 20

WEEKEND THREE:  Saturday, April 21
Readings:  Chapters 8, 18, 19

Grading:Grades will be based on regular class attendance, participation in class, the completion of course projects and a course final.

Course Assignments:

Community Analysis 20% Due:  March 17
Collection Develop./Selection Project 15% / 15% Due: To be presented in class April 20
Collection Discussions 20% Due: March 16 and April 20
Final Exam 10% Given on April 21
Class Participation 20% Ongoing

Each student will be responsible for the timely completion of three main projects.

PROJECT:  Community Analysis Project
PROJECT: Collection Development & Selection Project
PROJECT:  Collection Discussions

Special Needs: Students with learning disabilities and/or special physical requirements should make their needs known to us.  We will make every effort to assist you.

Note: Clarion University of Pennsylvania regards student participation in class as essential to the learning process. Therefore regular classroom attendance is required. It is understood that absence does not excuse the student from course work and the responsibility to complete assignments on time. The instructor should be notified in advance of planned absences and arrangements will be made to complete missed work. The instructor is not required to give make up examinations or accept class work missed as a result of an unexcused absence.

Statement of Scholarly Responsibility: Students are expected to follow normal practice in acknowledging the source of facts, ideas, summaries, quotations, and paraphrases used in their written work. Direct quotations must be enclosed in quotation marks and the exact source acknowledged. The use of another's words without attribution and without enclosing the words in quotation marks is plagiarism. Using facts, ideas and summaries derived from another source without indicating the source is also plagiarism. A close paraphrase may also be considered plagiarism - even if the source is named. Submitting another student's work as though it were your own is always plagiarism - even if the original paper has been paraphrased or otherwise modified. If you are in doubt as to what constitutes plagiarism, you are encouraged to consult with the instructor. Any student suspected of plagiarism will have the suspect passage pointed out to him/her and will be given an opportunity to explain why it should not be regarded as plagiarism. Depending on the severity of the infraction, penalties for plagiarism include 1) receiving a reduced grade for the assignment 2) redoing the assignment on a different topic 3) receiving a failing grade for the assignment, or 4) receiving a failing grade for the course. Students who are dissatisfied with the instructor's decision in such a case may - without prejudice - refer the matter to the attention of the department chair, the college dean, the provost and academic vice president, and/or the university Conduct Board, as described in the Student Rights and Regulations Handbook.

January 12, 2001