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SLIM Youth Services Certificate

Youth Services Certificate

Program description

The Youth Services Certificate Program (YSC) 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 MLS 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.

The following people at Emporia State University may begin enrolling in the Youth Services Certificate Program upon admission to the program:

  • graduate students at Emporia State University or another institution
  • SLIM alumni
  • those with a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from another institution
  • those with a graduate degree in a related discipline from Emporia State University or another institution
  • non-graduate students who do not wish to obtain a master's degree

Admission requirements

To learn how to apply to Emporia State University, follow this link.

Course requirements

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

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