Subject: School libraries
Course: School libraries
ECTS credits: 6
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: elective
Methods of teaching: lectures, seminars
Prerequisites: -
Assesment: written, oral

Course description
The course gives a historical overview of the development of the school library in the world in general and Croatia in particular. Employment conditions, professional issues and government policies is analysed along with standards and legal regulations. Educational and research function of the school library is thoroughly analysed and school specific user policy is studied.

Course objectives:  
The objective of the course is to introduce students to the specific work, conditions and competencies required in school libraries in order to give them necessary skills to manage such a library environment.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. Kovačević, D.  Lasić-Lazić, J. Lovrinčević, J,  Školska knjižnica - korak dalje. Zagreb : Filozofski Fakultet, Zavod za informacijske studije ; Altagama , 2004
1.2. Woolls, B. The school library media manager. Englewood, Co. : Libraries Unlimited, 1999.
1.3. Information literacy standards for student learning / prepared by the American Association of School Librarians [and] Associstion for Educational Communications and Technology Impresum:Chicago ; London : American Library Association, 1998.