As reflective practitioners, graduates will demonstrate: Service
Commit to quality client-centered services, advocate for equity and value diversity in its many forms.
Careers based in Library and Information Science are by nature service-oriented. Library services are freely given to all patrons and are certainly not predicated on any biases or prejudices against those patrons. In fact, librarians and other information science professionals greatly value diversity and work to promote equity in the content of and access to their collections. School librarians must craft their own lessons and encourage classroom teachers to create their lessons with a focus on helping all students succeed and master the content, regardless of the students’ background, gender, or ability levels.
The two lesson plans are evidence of commitment to quality service for high school students. The LI851 Media Lesson Plan is specifically designed for students in an ESL classroom who are learning dictionary skills. My instructional design is based on data from a pre-test; data-driven instruction is a service-oriented model because decisions are catered specifically to a certain group of students. The format of the lesson—modeling and cooperative learning—is conducive to teaching ESL students because they will first watch the teacher and librarian use dictionary skills to look up a few words. The cooperative learning will then allow them to gain confidence in their abilities with peers from similar cultural groups before moving on to gain new knowledge and interacting with peers in different cultural groups. The LI858 Lesson Plan is student-centered because the various aspects of the lesson allow students to choose what they will research and how they will technologically present their findings. Both lesson plans consider the needs of the students and scaffold instruction appropriately to fit those needs.