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Youth Services Graduate Certificate

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The FSU School of Information Certificate in Youth Services prepares information professionals to be successful youth services specialists. This certificate program offers training in resources, services, and evaluation focused on the information needs and interests of children and youth.

Accreditation

Accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Library Association

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time or Location Requirements

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.

Careers

The FSU School of Library & Information Studies' Youth Services Certificate program prepares librarians to be successful youth services librarians.

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • LIS5524 Instructional Role of the Informational Specialist (3)
    This course covers the instructional role of the media specialist and methods of participating effectively in curricular planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • LIS5564 Information Needs of Children (3)
    This course covers materials for children in relation to their needs, interests, and abilities. Evaluation and use of printed and audiovisual materials.
  • LIS5603 Introduction to Information Services (3)
    Introduction to reference work using both print and online sources. It also addresses the relationship of reference work to other information services in libraries and other information-providing agencies.

Total Credit Hours

12

Prerequisites

Students must have earned a Bachelor degree prior to admission.

Application Procedures

Prospective students must submit the online FSU SLIS Supplemental Application, a copy of your current resume, and official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to the School of Library and Information Studies.

Program Requirements

Students must earn a B or higher in each of the four courses taken for credit.

Fees

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2017-18 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.

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

  • LIS5524 Instructional Role of the Informational Specialist (3)
    This course covers the instructional role of the media specialist and methods of participating effectively in curricular planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • LIS5566 Diverse Resources for Children and Young Adults (3)
    This course identifies and evaluates multicultural literature and information resources for children and young adults in relation to ethnicity and culture of ethnic minorities in the United States. Students locate, access, read, evaluate, and develop strategies to use multicultural literature and other resources to meet information needs of children and young adults.
  • LIS5603 Introduction to Information Services (3)
    Introduction to reference work using both print and online sources. It also addresses the relationship of reference work to other information services in libraries and other information-providing agencies.

Fall 2017 Course Offerings

  • LIS5565 Information Needs of Young Adults (3)
    Study of media for young adults in relation to their characteristics, needs, interests and abilities. Evaluation and use of print and audiovisual materials.
  • LIS5603 Introduction to Information Services (3)
    Introduction to reference work using both print and online sources. It also addresses the relationship of reference work to other information services in libraries and other information-providing agencies.


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