Library Science I & II

Course Information

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Why Library Science?

Now more than ever, libraries serve as a center for learning, both through research and information, and through discovery and innovation. The NBHS Media Center's primary focus is to serve the students and faculty by providing resources dedicated to building knowledge, curiosity, and creativity. Library Science students are the "face" of the media center, trained by the librarians to answer common questions and troubleshoot common technology issues.

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Library Science I Course Description

Library Science I focuses the basics of the media center's daily activities:

    • running the circulation desk
    • preparing novels for class checkouts
    • shelving books
    • keeping shelves organized and neat
    • troubleshooting common issues with student devices

Library Science I students also learn about how the book collection is organized through the Dewey Decimal Classification. Some other class projects include exploring the Makerspace stations, celebrating Banned Books Week, and learning about their digital footprint.

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Library Science II Course Description

Library Science II builds on knowledge learned in Library Science I. Students are expected to take a leadership role by helping with daily media center activities and assisting their peers with common questions and technology troubleshooting.

Library Science II students also experience increased responsibility of the book collection by

  • learning to weed and discard books from a small section of the collection
  • helping the librarians complete the annual book inventory

An example of projects include exploring the uses of royalty-free media and creating book displays.