The Graduate Certificate in School Librarianship (CSLIB) is designed for certified teachers who desire add-on certification in School Librarianship from the Louisiana State Department of Education. Other students may be admitted with the understanding that the Graduate Certificate alone is not sufficient for certification as a school librarian. Students from other states must contact their state’s department of education to verify whether the courses will be accepted for certification.
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 4101 Collection Development for Children
LIS 4102 Collection Development for Teens
LIS 4104 Collection Development of Non-Fiction
LIS 4105 Collection Development of Graphic Novels
LIS 7800 The Art and Practice of Library Storytelling
LIS 7808 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 and LIS 7010 Organization of Information
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.
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