Graduate School of Library and Information Science
School Library Media Program
PRE-CLINICAL EXPERIENCE REPORT
(one form per site)
Student Admitted into
Name _______________________________________________________ the SLMP on __________________
School Name ________________________________________________________ City __________________
Name of Cooperating Library Media Specialist ________________________________________________
Student’s report based on one or more of the Illinois Content Area Standards for Library
Information Specialist (listed on back):
Cooperating Library Media Specialist’s comments:
Clock Signature of Cooperating Date
Date Hours Library Media Specialist
________________ __________ ___________________________________________________ ___________
Signature of Student Date
________________ __________ Pre-clinical hours must encompass the full K-12 range.
Total __________ A maximum of 25 hours per site may be applied to the required hours.
Report Assessment by Coordinator of Clinical Practice
Outstanding Acceptable Needs improvement
Activities are related to identified Activities are related to identified Activities are not related to identified
standards. Comments by library standards. No comments by library standards. No comments by library
media specialist verify activities. media specialist verifying activities. media specialist verifying activities.
Signature of Coordinator of Clinical Practice Date
7900 West Division Street • River Forest, IL • 60305 Rev. 1/2006
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ILLINOIS CONTENT AREA STANDARDS FOR EDUCATORS
Library Information Specialist
Information Access and Delivery
1. The library information specialist provides equitable intellectual and physical access to
information and ideas in support of the curriculum for a diverse community of learners.
2. The library information specialist plans and implements the access to and delivery of a
full range of information resources and services through the library media program.
Teaching and Learning
3. The library information specialist demonstrates knowledge and mastery of information
literacy standards for student learning by creating and maintaining a program for a broad
4. The library information specialist encourages and engages students in reading, viewing,
and listening for understanding and enjoyment. The collection and functions of the
library media program respond to various developmental levels, physical and intellectual
disabilities, special gifts and talents, diverse cultural backgrounds, and different styles of
accessing and processing information.
5. The library information specialist will plan and provide instruction in the five
cross-disciplinary abilities as they apply to the Illinois Learning Standards (see 23 Ill.
Adm. Code 1. Appendix D).
6. The library information specialist is knowledgeable about information, instruction, and
production-based technologies that enhance learning and teaching. He or she is
knowledgeable about both the access to information and the operation of the devices that
deliver, produce, and manage that information.
7. The library information specialist demonstrates leadership in curricular planning and
8. The library information specialist communicates effectively with students, faculty, staff,
administrators, parents, and the community.
9. The library information specialist uses active listening skills to assist learners in locating,
evaluating, and using information.
10. The library information specialist plans instruction collaboratively with teachers and
other members of the learning community.
11. The library information specialist serves as an educational leader and as a catalyst for
improving the learning community.
12. The library information specialist plans and efficiently administers a program that makes
a significant contribution to students’ learning. He or she leads, collaborates, and applies
technology skills in designing and managing a program that is integrated into the schools’
curriculum and supports the development of effective users and communicators of ideas
and information within a lifelong, independent learning process.