GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES

School Librarian (Distance Learning Mode)

Address: P.O. Box 21906, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-1906

Telephone: (787) 763-6199

Fax: (787) 764-2311

Telephone extensions: (787) 764-0000 ext. 3530, 5029, 3522

E-mail: egcti@uprrp.edu

Web address: http://egcti.upr.edu

DEGREE OFFERED

Post-Bachelor’s Certificate: School Librarian (Distance Learning Mode)
The School Librarian Certification in the Distance Learning Mode is a ground-breaking program accessible via internet. It allows teachers and supporting librarians in Puerto Rico to enroll in courses with the flexibility and comfort that distance learning provides, to earn program certification. Courses in this program are offered mainly online, using the Blackboard platform. Occasionally, the Program is enhanced with physical on-site sessions as well as videoconferencing. The use of chat rooms, discussion forums, and emails offers students ongoing interaction with their professors and classmates and allows them to actively participate in the learning process.

ACCREDITATION

American Library Association (Committee on Accreditation)

FACULTY

Eliut Flores Caraballo, PhD, University of Texas, 1991, Professor.
Integration of information technology to teaching; distributed learning; knowledge management; information services consulting

Nitza M. Hernández López, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989, Professor. Organizational communication and information flows; Organizational communication and information audits; Distance learning, Virtual collaboration and project management; Knowledge management; Cultural diversity and information technology

Asim Quayyum, PhD, University of Toronto, 2005, Assistant Professor.
Human-document interaction; Digital libraries; Information seeking, sharing and management in communities of practice

José A. Sánchez Lugo, Ed.D, Pennsylvania State University, 1998, Associate Professor.
Effective technology integration to education and information services; creation of on-line learning communities; qualitative research; process and product evaluation; creation of multimedia information products

Carlos Suárez Balseiro, PhD, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, 2004, Assistant Professor.
Management of information as an strategic resource; basic principles of knowledge management; evaluative bibliometry; quantitative methods applied to the management of information units

Betsaida Vélez Natal, D.L.S, Columbia University, 1999, Associate Professor.
Bank management information need; legal information; archive and document management; production and use of information; qualitative research

Luisa Vigo Cepeda, PhD, University of Michigan, 1977, Professor.
Organization and retrieval of information; administration in the information field; information needs diagnostics; development of information and research skills; communities of practice and purpose; qualitative research; multicultural and special client studies in the information field

POST-BACHELOR’S CERTIFICATE: SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum grade point average of 3.00.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Education or basic teacher’s license, or bachelor’s degree in any discipline, with working experience in a library.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. Complete 22 credits with a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

Program of Study

Certificate Requirements

Credits

CINF 6005 Social Exchange of Information

3

CINF 6010 Diagnosis of Information Needs, Clients, and Services

3

CINF 6016 Developmento of Information Skills

2

CINF 6017 School Library Programs Integrated to the Curriculum

3

CINF 6125 Information Resources for the Child and Young Adult

3

CINF 6200 Organization and Retrieval of Information (Basic)

3

CINF 6309 The Internet as a Curricular Resource

1

CINF 6416 The School Library

3

CINF 6805 Clinical Experience in the School Library

1

Total Credits

22

Description of Courses (PDF)

 
 
   

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