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Agricultural Sciences, Suite 304

Mailing Address:
Independent Study in Idaho
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3081
Moscow, ID 83844-3081

Phone and Email

Toll-free: 877-IN-IDAHO
Phone: 208-885-6641
Fax: 208-885-5738

Office Hours

Office Hours: Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time

Summer: May 19 to August 24, 2014
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015

Library Science

The UI sponsors library science courses that are only available through ISI. These courses are required for the Idaho Teacher Librarian (K-12) Endorsement. Additionally, ISI offers courses applicable to the UI's library science teaching minor. These courses can also be taken for professional development and personal enrichment. The programs are as follows:

  • Teacher Librarian (K–12)

Idaho certified teachers who are interested in school library and media positions and have a secondary, standard elementary, exceptional child, standard occupational specialist or advanced occupational specialist teaching certificate may earn a Teacher Librarian Endorsement (K–12) by taking library science courses through ISI. This endorsement requires 20 semester-hour credits of coursework leading toward competency as defined by Idaho Standards for Teacher Librarians to include the following: collection development/materials selection, literature for children and/or young adults; organization of information (cataloging and classification); school library administration/management; library information technologies; information literacy; and reference and information service; and meet or exceed the state qualifying score on the Idaho Praxis II test number 5311.

These courses may be approved for endorsements in other states. Teachers outside the state of Idaho should check with their state’s Department of Education to determine requirements and to obtain written confirmation that ISI credits are acceptable for their state’s endorsement.
Departmental approval and approval of site are required for the practicum; it is approved after the majority of the required course work has been completed.

  • Library Science Teaching Minor for University of Idaho Students

To obtain a teaching minor in library science, students must be admitted to the University of Idaho. The teaching minor in library science must total 20 semester-hour credits of coursework in the subject areas listed above under the Teacher Librarian. This teaching minor will qualify the student for the Idaho K-12 Teacher Librarian Endorsement. Because library science is not a teaching field, the teacher-librarian must also qualify for a standard Idaho elementary or secondary teacher’s certificate. For more information about the University of Idaho Library Science teaching minor, contact:

College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443080
Moscow ID 83844-3080
Phone: (208) 885-7446
Fax: (208) 885-6869

LibS 420/520
Classification and Cataloging
LibS 421/521
Acquisitions & Collection Development in Libraries
LibS 422
Use of the School Library
LibS 423/523 Introduction to Reference Work
LibS 424 Information Sources on the Internet for Libraries
LibS 425/525
Organization and Management of Small Libraries
LibS 426 Information Literacy for the Library Media Specialist 
LibS 427 
Library and Media Center Practicum
LibS 428
Children's Literature for Librarians
LibS 429 Adolescent Literature for Librarians

Graduate level (500) library science courses can only be taken with instructor permission. Contact ISI for instructor contact information.