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Library Media Endorsement Program Now Available Online

Library Media Endorsement (LME)

Now Available - Online

We are pleased to announce that in addition to our successful summer Library Endorsement Program we are now offering the LME classes in a convenient online format during fall, winter, and spring quarters.  The Library Media Endorsement now can be completed by taking courses entirely online during the academic year, attending the intensive summer sessions - or a little of both.  Choose what works best for you!

Application Process:

  1. Fill out this Application Form and submit - note there is no application fee!  
  2. Download Enrollment Form and submit via email to, by fax to 509-963-1424 or by postal mail to:
    Department of Advanced Programs
    Central Washington University
    400 E. University Way
    Ellensburg, WA 98926-7404

You do not need to apply to the University in any other process.  Once Continuing Education has received this form you will be registered in the course you have chosen and tuition will be applied to your account.  

Please be aware that tuition for continuing education courses is self-support - this means that you cannot roll this tuition into your other CWU tuition, it will accrue separately.

LME Online Course FAQs

Required Courses*:Credits
EDLM 414 / 514       Technology Tools for the Library3

Introduction to design and production of various instructional materials from manual to more complex computer techniques.

EDLM 448 / 548       Collection Development / Library Media3

Principles of developing a school learning resources collection, including both print and non print materials. Topics to be included are development of a materials selection policy, intellectual freedom issues, selection tools, and appropriate tools and strategies in the selection process.

EDLM 436 / 536       Survey of Children's and Young Adult Literature3

The nature of literature for children and young adults, how to develop a literature collection, and how to promote it.

EDLM 426 / 526       Instructional Methods in the Library Media3

Instructional methods used by library media specialists in their work, e.g., independent learning skills, literacy appreciation, visual literacy, reading motivation, creative drama, puppetry, storytelling, authoring software, presentation skills, etc.

EDLM 596       Practicum Seminar2

Note: All students are expected to complete a 2-credit 60-hour practicum. This course is listed as EDCS 596 on your schedule.

EDLM 458 / 558       Cataloging and Classification for Library Media3

Principles and techniques of cataloging, classifying, and assigning subject headings to books and other media; including automation sources and requirements with an emphasis on the preparation of the MARC record.

EDLM 416 / 516       Application of Technology Resources3

Explores recent research, experimental programs and new developments in the utilization of media. Students will gain hands on experience in using technology for library media.

EDLM 468 / 568       Research and Information Fluency3

Reference tools, information sources, and the use of the Internet and other databases for the retrieval of information on all forms of media will be explored as well as the principles of storing and circulating materials, including computerized circulation systems.

EDLM 478 / 578       Administration of Library Media Programs3

Develop skills and expertise needed to manage media/technology programs, including managing budgets and personnel; evaluating, writing specifications for, and ordering software and equipment.

Total Credits26

*These courses will be offered in the online format during the academic year only.