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The Public Library
SLIS 60608

Instructor: Jay Burton
Due July 14, 1999
Course Schedule

Week 1 - June 14
“The Journey of A Thousand Miles...Begins With the First Step”
Course Overview  & Requirements - History of Public Library - Public Library Competencies

Assignments Due Tonight:
Student Survey (in-class)

Upcoming Assignments
 6/23  News & Views
 6/23 History of Your Public Library Newspaper Article
 8/18  1 Fiction Book Review - Your Choice
 8/18 1 Young Adult Novel
 8/18 1 Children’s Book
 8/18 1 Professional Selection
 8/18  Library Board Attendance Notes


Week 2 - June 23
“Who and what?”
Overview of Public Library Services & Standards - Public Library Constituencies

Assignments Due Tonight:
 6/23  News & Views
 6/23 History of Your Public Library Newspaper Article

Upcoming Assignments
 6/30 News & Views
 6/30 Programming & Marketing Collection
 


Week 3 - June 30
“Does This Completely Answer Your Question?”
Reference services in the public library - Marketing & Programming

Assignments Due Tonight:
 6/30 News & Views
 6/30 Programming & Marketing Collection

Upcoming Assignments
 7/14 25 Questions


Week 4 - July 7
“Theory Is Great...But Does It Really Work?”
Field Trip and Practice.  Class will meet at 6:00 at the Northeast Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Assignments Due Tonight
 Work Night

Upcoming Assignments
 7/14 News & Views
 7/14  25 Questions


Week 5 - July 14
“Circulation Is Down...But We’re Busier Than Ever!!!”
Measuring & Evaluating Library Services

Assignments Due Tonight
 7/14 News & Views
 7/14 25 Questions
7/14 Public Library History

Upcoming Assignments
 7/21 News & Views
 7/21 Board Presentation: “Why & How Should We Plan?”


Week 6 - July 21
“Your Mission...Should You Choose To Accept”
Mission and Role of the Public Library - Public Library Planning

Assignments Due Tonight
 7/21 News & Views

Upcoming Assignments
 7/28 News & Views
7/28 Board Presentation: How & Why Do We Plan

Week 7 - July 28
“Who’s In Charge...Really?”
Organization and Governance of the Public Library - Boards - Laws

Assignments Due Tonight
 7/28 News & Views

Upcoming Assignments
 8/4 News & Views
 8/4Board Presentation – Why & How Do We Plan?


Week 8 - August 4
“So Many Books...So Little Time”
Access to Materials - Collection Development - Internet Issues

Assignments Due Tonight
8/4 News & Views
8/4 Board Presentation

Upcoming Assignments
 8/11 News & Views
 8/11 Materials Selection Response Article
 8/11 Newspaper Response: “Selecting Materials At The Library”
 8/11   Public Library Web Site Review


Week 9 - August 11
“Who’s Paying For All This Stuff?”
Funding Sources

Assignments Due Tonight
 8/11 News & Views
 8/11 Newspaper Response: “Selecting Materials At The Library”
 8/11 Public Library Web Site Review

Upcoming Assignments
 8/18 News & Views
 8/18 LSTA Mini-Grant Application
 8/18  1 Fiction Book Review - Your Choice
 8/18 1 Young Adult Novel
 8/18 1 Children’s Book
 8/18 1 Professional Selection
 8/18  Library Board Attendance Notes


Week 10 - August 18
“We’re From the State Library...And We’re Here To Help”
State Libraries -  Final Thoughts

Assignments Due Tonight
8/18 News & Views
8/18 LSTA Mini-Grant Application
8/18  1 Fiction Book Review - Your Choice
8/18 1 Young Adult Novel
8/18 1 Children’s Book
8/18 1 Professional Selection
8/18  Library Board Attendance Notes

Upcoming Assignments
 Keep In Touch...And Good Luck