LIS: Library Information Science
This course offers the student a supervised work experience in the school library/media center. The primary emphasis is the development of the basic knowledge and skills needed to assist in the school library/media center, including materials management, library automation, computer applications, reference tools, young-adult literature, electronic information retrieval and providing assistance to peers and faculty. This course is highly recommended for students wishing to increase their skills in information systems or who are considering a career in the field of information services.
Love of reading and writing
Ability to help others
Any computer classes are highly recommended
1. Identify and assist in meeting the information and technology needs of library patrons.
2. Identify and implement effective uses of library and information technology media.
3. Perform functions required for the efficient operation of the school library media center.
4. Identify, engage in, and apply research related to information and technology problems in the school library setting.
5. Read and review a minimum of 3 novels.
I was born and raised in rural Nebraska. My husband, Rev. George Rennau, and I have been married 31 years. We moved to Parker with our 3 children in 2000.
I have a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in technology from the University of Phoenix (2006) and a Bachelor’s of Elementary Education and Bible from Trinity Bible College, North Dakota (1990). Before coming to Parker, I taught 6th grade in Tinian, a small island on the Pacific Ocean near Guam; and 5th Grade in Nebraska.
I am certified to teach in Arizona with 4 endorsements: Early Childhood, Sheltered English Instruction, Reading Specialist, and Library Media Specialist. I have been employed with the Parker School District since October 2003 and my teaching experiences include: 1.5 years at Le Pera as the K-5 music teacher and 9 years at Blake teaching kindergarten and English Language Development. This is my seventh year as the Library Media Specialist at Parker High School. I enjoy my work and the students!!
Grading will follow the policy of the Parker School
A = 90% - 100%
B = 80% - 89%
C = 70% - 79%
D = 60% - 69%
F = 0% - 59%
Tests/Quizzes/Major Projects 30%
Participation/Daily Duties 45%
These percents are approximate.
1. Participate professionally (arrive on time, follow directions and procedures, respect yourself and others, work with a good attitude, turn in work by the due date).
2. Participate quietly (keep talking to a minimum, use a quiet voice, consider the needs of patrons who are studying, looking for a book, reading or taking a test).
3. Participate fully (complete daily duties and class work, check web site regularly for updates, keep track of your progress, ask questions).
1st Time: verbal warning
2nd Time: points deducted from daily participation grade
3rd Time: call home and detention
Severe: call home and referral to principal
3 Novel Projects (100 points each) 300 points
3 Quizzes (25 points each) 75 points
Information Science Projects 315 points
Customer Service Skills 30 points
Online Research 25 points
Argumentative Writing 60 points
Resources (Wordle, Good Reads, etc.) 50 points
Presentation (Publisher) 100 points
Storage and Retrieval (Scanning, saving to a flash
drive, saving to a server, etc.) 50 points
Participation 600 points
Surveys 20 points
Performance Reports 400 points
Dusting Project 20 points
Shelving Project 60 points
Final Exam 50 points
The Library Information Science course is very much like on-the-job training. Treat it like a job and you will benefit in many ways including the satisfaction of a job done well, a good grade, and future job recommendations.