Skip to main content

SLIM Youth Services Certificate

Prepares students for a career in youth services in a public library setting

Program description

The Youth Services Certificate Program (ASC) is an 18-credit hour certificate program through the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) and Emporia State University’s Graduate Office. The goal of the Youth Services Certificate Program is to prepare students for a career in youth services in a public library setting.

Eligibility

Current SLIM Master of Library Science students may begin enrolling in the Youth Services Certificate Program while they are in the MLS Program. They may officially apply to the program and begin the admissions interview process, as well as enroll in some of the courses. After they have earned their MLS Degree, they may return to SLIM and complete the remaining Youth Services Certificate Program coursework.

These people may enroll in the Youth Services Certificate Program upon admission into the program:

  • Graduate students at Emporia State University or another institution
  • SLIM alumni
  • Students who have a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from another institution
  • Students who have a graduate degree in a related discipline from Emporia State University or another institution
  • Students who do not wish to obtain a graduate degree

Curriculum

Required Courses (14 hours)

LI825 Multicultural Resources and Services in Libraries (3 hours)

LI829 Resources and Services for Young Learners (3 hours)

LI830 Current Issues in Youth Services (2 hours)

LI831 Resources and Services for Children (3 hours)

LI832 Resources and Services for Young Adults (3 hours)

Elective Courses (4 hours)

Select one:

LI755 Special Topics: School Library Media Summer Institute (1 hour)

LI857 Advanced Programming for Youth Services (1 hour)

Select one:

LI822 Multiple Literacies in Libraries (3 hours)

LI870 Practicum (3 hours)

Total Hours for Youth Services Certificate: 18 hours

Course Descriptions + Application Instructions

Take action

Apply now

Apply today and begin earning your Youth Services Certificate.

Contact Emporia State University Graduate School

Contact information for the Graduate School. To contact SLIM, email sliminfo@emporia.edu or view complete contact information at the bottom of this page.


Emporia State's William Allen White Library entrance

Follow us on social

SLIM.MLS.ESU

@slimnews


Contact SLIM

Questions

For more information about the program, please contact us at sliminfo@emporia.edu or fill out this information request form.