Praxis II Library Media Specialist Exam by ETS

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The exam is aimed to design for those individuals who wants to become the administrator of a school library media program for students in grades, K − 12. Two hours will be provided to complete 120 multiple choice questions. There will be around 12 questions pertaining to professional development, leadership, and advocacy, 30 questions pertaining to learning and teaching, 28 questions pertaining to information access and delivery, 25 questions pertaining to collection developments and 25 questions pertaining to program administration.

  • Professional Development, Leadership and Advocacy: This section will test your knowledge of the Children՚s Internet Protection Act, laws pertaining to equal access and intellectual freedom, accreditation and certification legislation that influences libraries and education, advocacy and community involvement. Your knowledge of ethics codes, professional resources and journals, the purpose of professional organizations such as a AECT, AASL, ALA and of continuing professional development programs will also be tested.
  • Learning and Teaching: This section will test your knowledge of copyrights, legal and ethical guidelines concerning the usage of information, library environments, scheduling, equal library access for all individuals, staff and facilities, online resources, distance learning and interlibrary loan. Knowledge of communication technology, search engines and retrieval processes, literature awards and reviews, various information resources, curriculum development and integration, collaborative planning and instruction, utilization of appropriate teaching strategies for various grade levels and library orientation techniques for students will also be tested.
  • Information Access and Delivery: This section will test your knowledge of acquiring and organizing resources, circulation, cataloging and classification of materials and, promotion of resources. Knowledge of publications subscriptions, ordering procedures, and publisher evaluations is important.
  • Collection Development: This section will test your knowledge of selecting audiovisual equipment, computer equipment, supplies and services, bibliographic resources, information resources and policy selection of materials for a library.
  • Program Administration: This section will test your knowledge of facility renovation, new facility planning and building and service access for the disabled. Your knowledge of budgeting, supervision of students, volunteers and paid staff, staff scheduling and training will be tested in this section of the exam. Your knowledge of needs assessment, priority setting, planning, organization, administration and evaluation of a library will be assessed. Your ability to determine libraries philosophy and mission statement will also be included in this section.

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