Provide support for the GSLIS K-12 LIS Licensure program.
The GSLIS K-12 Library Information Specialist licensure program, which was approved by the Illinois State Board of Education in 2001, provides students with the coursework and experience necessary to work as a school library media specialist at levels K-12 in the state of Illinois. Program requirements include library and information science coursework, education coursework, practicum, student teaching, an electronic portfolio, and completion of Illinois standardized licensure tests. Both on-campus and LEEP students are enrolled in the program. For further information, see http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/programs/k12. The program is coordinated by the K-12 Library Information Specialist Licensure Program Coordinator, a full-time academic professional position.