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The FSU School of Information Certificate in Reference Services prepares information professionals to assume the role of an information, research, and instructional specialist in order to provide assistance to patrons. The certificate program offers training in searching, selecting, and using information resources in a wide range of forms and formats; understanding information needs; and communicating and working effectively with diverse populations.
Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Time or Location Requirements: Courses generally have a synchronous online class meeting time scheduled one night on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from either 6pm to 8pm ET or 8pm to 10pm ET. Attendance in weekly synchronous class meetings is required and students can participate from anywhere they have a reliable internet connection with a headset/microphone connection. For more information about online education with the School of Information, please visit the School's website.
The FSU School of Library & Information Studies Certificate in Reference Services prepares librarians to assume the role of an information, research, and instructional specialist in order to provide assistance to library patrons.
These courses may not be offered every semester.
Students must have earned a Bachelor degree prior to admission.
Applicants must submit the online FSU SLIS Supplemental Application to the School of Library and Information Studies (application may be found at http://slis.fsu.edu/Graduate-Program/Certificate-Programs/Reference-Services-Certificate); submit a current resume; and request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions be sent directly to the School of Library & Information Studies.
Students must earn a B or higher in each of the four courses taken for credit in order to receive the certificate. Please visit the department's website certificate requirements for more information.
The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2016-17 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Special market rates may be available. Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.