Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 048: Library Media

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time 2 hours 30 minutes*
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Teaching for Learning 001–004 23%
II Literacy and Reading 005–007 18%
III Information and Knowledge 008–010 18%
IV Advocacy and Leadership 011–013 18%
V Program Management and Administration 014–017 23%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—TEACHING FOR LEARNING

Objective 001—Demonstrate knowledge of learning styles, stages of human growth and development, and cultural influences on learning.

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Objective 002—Apply knowledge of the principles of effective teaching and learning that contribute to an active, inquiry-based approach to learning.

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Objective 003—Understand the teacher of library media's role as an instructional partner.

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Objective 004—Demonstrate knowledge of methods for the integration of twenty-first-century skills and learning standards.

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Subarea II—LITERACY AND READING

Objective 005—Demonstrate knowledge of literature for children and young adults and professional literature.

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Objective 006—Respect the need for diversity in literature.

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Objective 007—Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for promoting reading.

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Subarea III—INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE

Objective 008—Demonstrate knowledge of methods for ensuring equitable and ethical access to and use of resources.

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Objective 009—Demonstrate knowledge of efficient and ethical information-seeking behavior.

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Objective 010—Apply knowledge of information sources and use of research strategies.

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Subarea IV—ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP

Objective 011—Understand the teacher of library media's role as a school program leader.

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Objective 012—Understand the teacher of library media's role as an educational leader.

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Objective 013—Understand the teacher of library media's advocacy role.

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Subarea V—PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Objective 014—Apply knowledge of methods for evaluating and selecting print, nonprint, and digital resources in the library collection.

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Objective 015—Demonstrate knowledge of the ability to model professional ethics in all aspects of the library program.

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Objective 016—Demonstrate knowledge of methods for the management of personnel, funding, and facilities of the library program.

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Objective 017—Apply knowledge of best practices for strategic planning and assessment.

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