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Areas of Interest

Children and Young Adult Services

Suggested Program of Study

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) has developed a program of study for students enrolled in the "Youth Services" area of interest. The coursework selected will provide the skills, knowledge, dispositions and professional values MLIS graduates should be able to demonstrate for the provision of various types of user services such as information and instructional services, collection development and readers' advisory, programming and community outreach.

In addition to the successful completion of the 36-credit program of study, students will provide evidence that they have met the SLIS program core competencies by submitting a satisfactory portfolio that serves as the capstone experience for the MLIS degree.

Course Title of Course Prerequisites Credits
SLIS 600  Storytelling None 3
SLIS 701* Introduction to Library and Information Studies None 3
SLIS 703  Introduction to Information Sources and Services None
SLIS 704 or SLIS 767 Introduction to Management of Libraries or
Management of Youth Services in Public Libraries

704 - None
767- 701

SLIS 705* Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science 9 hours  3
SLIS 706* Introduction to Information Technologies None 3
SLIS 707* Information Organization and Retrieval 701 3
SLIS 718 History of Children's and Young Adult Literature None  
SLIS 754  Library Programming for Children and Young Adults None 3
SLIS 756 or SLIS 757 Children's Materials or
Young Adult Materials
None 3
SLIS 759 Materials for Early Childhood None 
SLIS 794 Internship in Library and Information Science 701, 705, 707 &

* MLIS course requirements: SLIS 701, 705, 707 and 706 or Technology Competency Exam