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Advanced Study in K-12 School Library Media Certificate (Post Master's)

The School of Library and Information Science offers an advanced certificate program as an opportunity for school library media specialists already in the field to update and upgrade their professional skills. This program is tailored to those school library media specialists who hold an M.L.S./M.L.I.S. degree (or another approved graduate degree in education), school library media licensure and standard teaching credentials. The certificate is aimed at those who are interested in expanding their administrative and technology skills. Each program is individually designed and leads to a certificate in the advanced study of school librarianship. Students will be awarded the Certificate of Advanced Study in K-12 School Library Media upon successful completion of 18 semester hours of coursework. Additional "refresher" courses may be required on a case-by-case basis.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
Course Title Credits
Elective courses and Workshops: choose from the following
18
LIS 50693 Workshop: Library and Information Science (3-6)

6/80610 Library Management (3)

6/80614 Information Storage and Retrieval Systems (3)

6/80625 Library Materials and Services for the Very Young Child (3)

6/80626 Library Materials and Services for Young Adults (3)*  
6/80629 Library Materials and Services for School Age Children (3)*

6/80630 Reference Sources and Services for Youth (3)*

6/80641 Information Storage and Retrieval Systems (3)

6/80646 User Interfaces for Information Retrieval Systems (3)

6/80647 Network and Software Resources for Information Systems (3)

6/80666 Ethical Concerns of Library and Information Professionals (3)

6/80691 Seminar in Library Science (1-3)

60692 Practicum-Libraries and Information Centers (2-3)

6/80695 Special Problems in Library Sciences (1-10)

6/81095 Special Topics in Library Science (1-3)

IAKM and ITEC courses as approved

TOTAL 18

* Courses should not duplicate recently completed courses in an M.L.S./M.L.I.S. graduate program or other graduate program.
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