The Youth Services career pathway focuses on children's or young adult (YA) library services, including services offered by public libraries, youth specialists on a regional or state level, or collection development librarians specializing in materials for youth. Read more about the Youth Services career pathway.
All students in the Post-Master's Certificate Program must start the program by completing the following one-unit course that introduces them to our School's sophisticated online learning environment: Online Social Networking: Technology and Tools.
Certificate students with the Youth Services focus complete the three foundational courses listed below, and then have options for the remaining two courses.
- Libr 260A: Programming and Services for Children
- Libr 261A: Programming and Services for Young Adults
- Libr 287: The Hyperlinked Library– Emerging trends, Emerging technologies
Select two classes from:
- Libr 262A Materials for Children Ages 0-4
- Libr 263 Materials for Children Ages 5-8
- Libr 264 Materials for Tweens
- Libr 265 Materials for Young Adults
Libr 267 Seminar in Services to Children and Young Adults
Topics vary, but include:
- Intellectual Freedom and Youth
- Children and Information Technology
- Libr 271A Genres and Topics in Youth Literature
Topics vary but include:
◦ Narrative non-Fiction, Graphic Novels, Picture Books, Poetry
In order to see content check out the class syllabi.
Courses are regularly updated to ensure they include the most current content possible. When you are enrolled in a course, you'll have access to the current syllabus for that course, before it begins. You are not required to meet prerequisites but the instructors will expect you to keep up with the class.