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Library Media Endorsement Program Contact

University of Montana-Missoula University of Montana-Western
   
Chair, Department of Education
Georgia Cobbs
406-243-6052
georgia.cobbs@umontana.edu
Chair, Department of Education
Vikki Howard
406-683-7042
vikki.howard@umwestern.edu
   
Admissions:
Jana Gerard
Admissions/new Student Services
EL 220
32 Campus Dr MS 2016
Missoula MT, 59812
(406) 243-4274, 800-462-8636
jana.gerard@umontana.edu
Admissions:
Janet Jones
406-683-7331
janet.jones@umwestern.edu
   
Graduate Admissions:
Chelsea Niewald
chelsea.niewald@umontana.edu
406-243-2672
 
   
Licensure:
Kristi Murphy
Licensure Specialist
406-243-2121
kristi.murphy@umontana.edu
Licensure:
Adam Mastandrea
Licensure Specialist
406-683-7327
adam.mastandrea@umwestern.edu
   
Academic Advising
Tava Smathers
Advisor for K-12 Library Program
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
406-243-6192
tava.smathers@umontana.edu
General Library Program Advising, Outreach Office
406-683-7537, 866-799-9140
outreach@umwestern.edu
   

Academic Advising/Faculty:

Tava Smathers
970-708-3900
tava.smathers@umontana.edu

Academic Advising/Faculty:
Anne Kish
406-683-7494
anne.kish@umwestern.edu

Mike Schulz
406-683-7492
mike.schulz@umwestern.edu

   
Email Assistance:
http://www.umt.edu/it/support/email/studentemail.php
406-243-4357
Assistance:
UMW Help Desk 406-683-7777
   
Moodle Support:
http://umonline.umt.edu/
406-243-4999
Moodle Support:
UMW Help Desk 406-683-7777
   
Library Program Website
http://coehs.umt.edu/departments/currinst/libmedia/default.php
Library Program Website
http://library.umwestern.edu/home/360-lib/2963-k-12-media-endorsement.html
   
Registration and Fee Payment
http://cyberbear.umt.edu/ 
Griz Central: 406-243-6077,  http://life.umt.edu/grizcentral/ 
General Library Program Advising, Outreach Office
406-683-7537, 866-799-9140
outreach@umwestern.edu

Steps to a library media endorsement

Steps to getting a LM endorsement added to your MT teaching license


Once you have finished the courses necessary for a Library Media endorsement,

1. Order official transcripts from both the University of Montana-Missoula and the University of Montana Western. If any course work was transferred into the program from another university besides UMM and UMW, official transcripts will be needed. Send all transcripts to the lead school Licensure Specialist.

University of Montana Missoula Students 
Kristi Murphy 
College of Education 
The University of Montana 
32 Campus Drive 
Missoula, MT 59812 
Fax: (406)243-4908 
kristi.murphy@umontana.edu

 

University of Montana Western Students
Adam Mastandrea
University of Montana-Western
710 S Atlantic St
Dillon, MT 59725
Office: (406) 683-7327
Fax: (406)-683-7662
adam.mastandrea@umwestern.edu
 

2. Follow this link http://www.opi.mt.gov/PDF/Cert/UniversityRecomTeach.pdf to complete the form titled, "University Recommendation for Teaching Endorsements." Either fax or mail this form to Kristi or Adam.

3. Once Kristi or Adam receives your transcripts and the Recommendation form, they will complete the form and send everything off to OPI. OPI will add the LM endorsement to the applicant's teaching license within a week or two.

How to order an official transcript from the University of Montana-Missoula
Follow the instructions posted to http://www.umt.edu/registrar/Alumniparents/Transcripts.aspx

How to order an official transcript from the University of Montana Western
Follow the instructions posted to http://registrar.umwestern.edu/transcript-requests-and-grades.html

Library Media Program Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions Teacher Librarian (TL) Program

Degree Specific Credits: 21
Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75
Minimum Required Grade: C-
 
Note: This program of study can only be completed as a teaching minor for those pursuing a teaching major in another content area or as a teaching endorsement by currently licensed teachers. Preservice students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. All courses are offered entirely online with LIBM 495 requiring 60 hours of supervised field experience.  Each Teacher Librarian course requires a field component and a minimum grade of C-. For more information check the following program websites belowhttp://coehs.umt.edu/departments/currinst/libmedia/default.php ;

K-12 Media Endorsement Home Page  

Or connect with the Teacher Librarian academic advisors at UMM or UMW. Their contact information can be found at http://library.umwestern.edu/home/360-lib/2985-library-media-endorsement-program-contact.html 

This online program is offered jointly through UM-Missoula and UM-Western, with courses taken from both institutions.

LIBM 461 Information Literacy, 3

Offered spring. Instructional techniques for teaching literacy skills, information retrieval, research, and lifelong learning; exploration of how curriculum is designed and how library instruction is integrated into the classroom; collaborative planning, methods of library instruction, and its assessment; development of an integrated unit; and creation of a school research process model.

LIBM 462 Youth Literature for Librarians, 3

Offered autumn even years and spring even years. Students will develop strategies for presenting fiction and non-fiction literature from the librarian's role as advocate of reading and collaborative co-teacher, encouraging children to cultivate a lifelong proclivity for reading for information and for pleasure; includes a focus on Indian Ed. for All.

LIBM 464 Reference Resources, 3

Offered autumn. This class focuses on the evaluation, selection, and use of basic reference resources.  It also contains teaching of media skills, information negotiation, search strategies, database use, and information services.  Instruction will include research, projects, and discussion.  Assessment will be based on participation, written assignments, activities, a major paper or bibliography, or a combination thereof.  Internet only.

LIBM 466 Libraries and Technology, 3 

Offered summer. Uses of digital technologies in all aspects of library operations, including cataloging and circulation, collection development, reference services, and administration.

LIBM 467 Collection Development and Cataloging, 4

Offered autumn. Students will develop policies and procedures for creating, maintaining and cataloging print and non-print materials in the school library.

LIBM 468 Administration and Assessment of Library Programs, 3

Odd Spring, Even Summer. Administrating and managing the school library space, materials, budget, and programs. Assessing the library program in terms of effectiveness, instructional collaboration, and district support, using state, regional and national guidelines for library programs and services.

LIBM 495 Practicum, 2

Offered spring and summer. Prerequisite: 16 credits in library and consent of instructor. Supervised field experience in selected phases of library operations, including assessment.

LIBM 491 Special Topics

Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

Required Courses

Required Courses for the Library Media Endorsement Program

Teacher Librarian  Required Courses

Credits

Previous Course Names & Credits

LIBM 461 Information Literacy (UMW)

3

LIB 461 Info Lit (3)

LIBM 462 Youth Lit for Librarians (UMM)

3

ED 360 Child Lit (3), Eng 360 YA Lit (3), Lit 382 Lit for Youth (4), EDU 391 Lit for Child & Adolescents (4), EDU 334 Child & YA Lit (4)

LIBM 464 Reference Resources (UMW)

3

LIB 464 Reference (3)

LIBM 466 Libraries and Technology (UMW)

3

C & I 488 Lib & Tech (3),

LIBM 467 Collection and Cataloging (UMM)

4

C & I 480 Coll Dev. (3) and C & I 483 Lib Media Tech Proc (3), LIBM 465 Lib Media Tech Proc (3)

LIBM 468 Administration and Assessment of Library Programs (UMM)

3

C & I 484 Admin (3), LIB 491 Admin (3)

LIBM 495 Practicum (UMM/UMW)

2

C & I 485 Practicum (3), LIB 469 Practicum (3)

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS (21)

  Total Semester Credits (25)

Library Course Schedule

Teacher Librarian Course Rotation Schedule

Autumn 2015

M—LIBM  463 Coll Dev 3

W—LIBM 464 Reference 3

Spring 2016

W—EDU 334 Child & YA Lit 4

M—LIBM 461 Info Literacy 3

M – LIBM 462 Youth Lit Librarians 3

M – LIBM 465 Tech Processes 3

M—LIBM 495 Practicum 2  

Summer 2016

W—LIBM  466 Lib & Tech 3

M—LIBM 468  Lib Admin 3

W—LIBM 495 Practicum 2 

Autumn 2016

M – LIBM 462 Youth Lit Librarians 3

W—LIBM 464 Reference 3

M—LIBM  467 Coll & Cataloging 4

Spring 2017

W—LIBM 461 Info Literacy 3

M—LIBM 468 Lib Admin 3

W—LIBM 495 Practicum 2

Summer 2017

W—LIBM 466 Lib & Tech 3

M—LIBM 495 Practicum 2

Autumn 2017

W—LIBM 464 Reference 3

M—LIBM  467 Coll & Cataloging 4

Spring 2018

W—LIBM 461 Info Literacy 3

M – LIBM 462 Youth Lit Librarians 3

M—LIBM 495 Practicum 2

Summer 2018

W—LIBM 466 Lib & Tech 3

M—LIBM 468 Lib Admin 3

W—LIBM 495 Practicum 2

Autumn 2018

M – LIBM 462 Youth Lit Librarians

W—LIBM 464 Reference 3

M—LIBM  467 Coll & Cataloging 4

Spring 2019

W—LIBM 461 Info Literacy 3

M—LIBM 468 Lib Admin 3

W—LIBM 495 Practicum 2

Summer 2019

W—LIBM 466 Lib & Tech 3

M—LIBM 495 Practicum 2

Autumn 2019

W—LIBM 464 Reference 3

M—LIBM  467 Coll & Cataloging 4

Spring 2020

W—LIBM 461 Info Literacy 3

M – LIBM 462 Youth Lit Librarians 3

M—LIBM 495 Practicum 2

Summer 2020

W—LIBM 466 Lib & Tech 3

M—LIBM 468 Lib Admin 3

W—LIBM 495 Practicum 2


LIBM 495 requires completion of at least 16 credits in library media and consent of Instructor

Minimum Required Grade for all TL courses: C- All TL courses require a field component

Library Media Endorsement

Library Media Endorsement applicants must

  1. Be enrolled in a teacher education program or licensed/endorsed as a teacher and
  2. Have a 2.75 GPA.
The Library Media Endorsement application form is used by both The University of Montana-Missoula and The University of Montana-Western to determine eligibility for admission to the joint Library Media Endorsement program and to each institution.

Both UM-Missoula and UM-Western contribute to the lineup of Library Media Endorsement program courses. After gaining admission to both institutions, students enroll either simultaneously or alternately at UM-Missoula and UM-Western. Each semester, students register and pay fees at one or both institutions depending upon the unit offering the course(s) selected by the student.

Applicants select either UM-Missoula or UM-Western as their "home" institution by requesting an undergraduate degree admission status there; a nondegree admission status is requested at the institution not designated as the home institution. (Students who wish to apply to a master’s degree program should use this form and the UM-Missoula Graduate School application form.) The endorsement will be recorded and any financial aid will be administered by the home institution.
Click on the links to download the joint program application form and medical history records form.

  1. APPLY FOR ADMISSION.
    Assemble a complete application packet consisting of:
  2. Application Packet for Admission to the Online Library Media Program. This form is available by clicking here. Applicants should download the application, print it out, complete it and have the last section notarized.
  3. Transcript(s).
    1. Enclose official transcripts of all enrollments at accredited colleges/universities other than UM-Missoula or UM-Western. If these documents are already on file at UM-M or UM-W, please make at note this on the application.
    2. Enclose unofficial transcripts of any enrollment at UM-M and/or UM-W (these are available online).

o    Application Fee. An application fee of $30 (check or money order made out to the University of Montana) must be included for students who have not previously enrolled at a unit of The University of Montana (UM-Missoula, UM-Western, Montana Tech, UM Helena COT).

  1. Submit the complete application packet AT LEAST 2 MONTHS in advance of the first semester to:
    Michael Schulz, M.L.S., Library Director
    Lucy Carson Library
    The University of Montana-Western
    Dillon, MT 59725
    mike.schulz@umwestern.edu
    Office: 406.683.7492

  1. REGISTER AND PAY FEES.
    Each online Library Media Endorsement course is offered by UM-Missoula or UM-Western based on the Library Media Endorsement schedule at http://coehs.umt.edu/departments/currinst/libmedia/default.php Students who wish to take courses from both institutions during a single semester must register and pay fees at both institutions as follows: 
    For UM-Missoula courses, register and pay fees online at http://www.umt.edu/cyberbear
    For UM-Western courses, contact the School of Outreach at 406-683-7324.
  1. LOG IN TO ONLINE CLASSROOMS
    For UM-Missoula courses, students will receive login directions to the Moodle classrooms by regular mail and e-mail.
    For UM-Western instructions on how to log-in to courses, contact the School of Outreach at 406-683-7324.
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ONLINE LIBRARY MEDIA ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM CONTACTS

  UM-Missoula

UM-Western

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Program Coordinator
The University of Montana-Missoula
Missoula, MT 59812
406.243.6419
http://www.coehs.umt.edu/currinst/libmedia/
program.html


Christina Peltier 
School of Outreach
The University of Montana-Western
710 S. Atlantic
Dillon, MT 59725
406.683.7324  

866-799-9140 
christina.peltier@umwestern.edu

ACADEMIC ADVISING

Tava Smathers

tava.smathers@umontana.edu

 

Kristi Murphy (406) 243-2302

kristi.murphy@umontana.edu

Mike Schulz 406.683.7492
mike.schulz@umwestern.edu

APPLICATION

Mike Schulz 406.683.7492
mike.schulz@umwestern.edu

Mike Schulz 406.683.7492
mike.schulz@umwestern.edu

ADMISSION

Undergraduate: 
Jana Gerard  406.243.4274

800.462.8636
jana.gerard@mso.umt.edu



Undergraduate: 
Janet Jones 406.683.7505

janet.jones@umwestern.edu

REGISTRATION/FEE PAYMENT

Griz Central  406.243.6077
http://www.umt.edu/cyberbear/

Christine Peltier 406.683.7324

866-799-9140
christina.peltier@umwestern.edu

E-MAIL

UM-M Help Desk  406.243.4357

UM-Western Help Desk 406.683.7777



LOGIN TO ONLINE CLASSROOM

  Christina Peltier 406.683.7324

866-799-9140
christina.peltier@umwestern.edu

DEPARTMENT WEB SITE
AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE

http://www.coehs.umt.edu/currinst/libmedia/
program.html


UM-Western Library Media Program



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