The Graduate Certificate in School Librarianship is available to certified teachers who desire add-on certification in School Librarianship only. Applicants must meet the same requirements for admission as students applying to the MLIS program. In accordance with Louisiana State Department of Education requirements, the certificate will be awarded on completion of 18 hours selected from the courses listed here on the departmental website.
Students admitted into this program must complete 18 hours selected from the following courses:
Elementary and/or Secondary School Library Materials: 9 semester hours
Students must take LIS 7002 Information Resources
And two courses selected from:
LIS 7101 Literature and Services for Children
LIS 7102 Literature and Services for Teens
LIS 7104 Non-Fiction for Children and Teens
LIS 7105 Graphic Novels in Libraries
LIS 7800 The Art and Practice of Library Storytelling
LIS 7910 Special Topics in Library & Information Science when the topic relates to elementary and/or secondary school library materials (e.g., Science Fiction and Fantasy in Libraries).
Organization, Administration, and Interpretation of Elementary and/or Secondary
School Library Service: 6 semester hours
Students must take LIS 7400 School Library Management
LIS 7010 Organization of Information (recommended) OR
LIS 7608 Introduction to Cataloging and Classification
Elementary and/or Secondary School Library Practice: Three semester hours:
Students who will be applying for add-on certification in Louisiana must take LIS 7900 Internship in Library & Information Science OR substitute three years or more of successful experience as a school librarian.
Students who will have three years or more of successful experience as a school librarian by the time they complete the certificate may substitute an additional course from either Category 1 or Category 2 for the Internship in order to earn the required 18 hours.
Students who will not be applying for add-on certification in Louisiana may substitute an additional course from either Category 1 or Category 2 for the Internship in order to earn the required 18 hours.
For further information, contact 225-578-3158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.