The PRAXIS II Library Media Specialist Exam (0311 and 5311) is taken by candidates interested in a becoming a library media specialist in an elementary, middle or high school. The exam is comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions: 12 questions regard Professional Development Leadership, and Advocacy; 30 questions concern Learning and Teaching; 28 questions consider Information Access and Delivery; 25 questions focus on Collection Developments; and 25 questions address Program Administration. Candidates have two hours to complete the exam.
The Professional Development; Leadership and Advocacy section of the PRAXIS II Library Media Specialist Exam (0311 and 5311) focuses on the Children’s Internet Protection Act; laws concerning equal access and intellectual freedom; accreditation and certification legislation that impacts libraries and education; advocacy; community involvement; code of ethics; professional resources and journals; AECT, AASL, ALA and other professional organizations and programs.
The Learning and Teaching section of the PRAXIS II Library Media Specialist Exam (0311 and 5311) concentrates on copyrights; legal and ethical guidelines regarding information; library environments; scheduling; equal library access for all individuals; staff and facilities; online resources; distance learning; interlibrary loan; communication technology; search engines; retrieval processes; literary awards; book reviews; information resources; curriculum development and integration; collaborative planning and instruction; instructional strategies for various grade levels; and library orientation.
The Information Access and Delivery section of the PRAXIS II Library Media Specialist Exam (0311 and 5311) addresses obtaining and organizing resources; circulation; cataloging materials; classifying materials; publications subscriptions; ordering procedures; and publisher evaluations.
The Collection Development section of the PRAXIS II Library Media Specialist Exam (0311 and 5311) reviews audiovisual equipment, computer equipment, supplies and services, bibliographical resources, information resources, and policy selection of materials for a library.
The Program Administration section of the PRAXIS II Library Media Specialist Exam (0311 and 5311) covers facility renovation; new facility planning and construction; service access for the disabled; budgeting; supervision of students; volunteers; paid staff; staff scheduling; training; needs assessment; priority setting; planning; organization; administration; libraries philosophy and mission statement.