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    May 30, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Youth Services in Libraries and Information Settings certificate

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The graduate academic certificate in youth services in libraries and information settings provides students with core knowledge in literature, services, programs, and information organization for youth. Graduates will develop skills to effectively organize resources for youth and for culturally diverse communities and skills to develop and implement storytelling and other youth programs. This GAS responds to a need for library professionals in the youth services area that was revealed by an American Library Association study.

Note: This GAC is not the same as school librarianship. Teachers seeking state certification for school librarianship must apply to the school library certification program.

Graduate academic certificates

The department offers graduate academic certificates in multiple areas of professional knowledge and skills.

The graduate academic certificate program is intended for two audiences:

  1. master’s degree library and information science professionals who want to develop expertise in specific areas in libraries or other settings and receive a graduate academic certificate; and
  2. bachelor’s or master’s degreed individuals who want to develop or enhance their knowledge of specific areas in libraries or other settings by taking master’s-level courses and receiving a graduate academic certificate.

Admission information: Prospective students must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School, which requires a graduate school application and official transcripts from prior colleges or universities. Students who are awarded graduate academic certificates and later apply for admission to the master’s program will be required to submit additional materials (see Master of Science program).

Program requirements: Graduate academic certificates consist of three or four courses. They can be pursued independently or concurrently with the master’s degree.

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