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GAC in Youth Services in Libraries and Information Agencies

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Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services in Libraries and Information Settings

An American Library Association study produced a document entitled Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development, which outlines the need for library professionals in the youth services area. In response to this need, the University of North Texas College of Information Department of Library and Information Sciences is pleased to offer the first Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services in Libraries and Information Settings in the nation. The Academic Certificate is approved by the UNT Toulouse Graduate School and is aligned with the national Council on Graduate School guidelines. Academic certificates are a growth area in higher education and this program offers Master’s-level courses focused toward establishing a core of knowledge in literature, services, programs, and information organization for youth. The courses required are offered year-round and are taught by a team of full-time graduate professors who specialize in courses targeted to the youth population.

Benefits of this Program

  • Earn a Graduate Academic Certificate online (full-time or part-time)!
  • Awards a certificate suitable for framing with the certificate credential appearing on the official university transcript.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

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  • Convenient. Earn a Graduate Academic Certificate online!
  • Affordable. A 3-hour course costs approximately $1,421.45 for a Texas Resident.
  • Flexible. Log in any time and from any place. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. Working full time? Online courses make the most of your valuable time.
  • Respected. Alumni of UNT's College of Information have an abundance of career possibilities.

How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:

  • Master’s degreed library and information science professionals who want to develop expertise in youth services in libraries or other settings and receive a Graduate Academic Certificate.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degreed individuals who want to develop or enhance their knowledge of youth services in libraries or other settings by taking Master’s-level courses and receiving a Graduate Academic Certificate.

How does it work?

  • All twelve hours of coursework taken for this Academic Certificate can be applied toward the Master’s Program in the University of North Texas Department of Library and Information Sciences. The Department of Library and Information Sciences offers a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences with a program of study emphasis in Youth Librarianship as well as seven other Programs of Study. The Department of Library and Information Sciences Master's degree requires 36 hours of course work for completion. Information about tuition and fee rate schedules for the Academic Certificate courses can be found on the on the Student Accounting and Cashiering Services Website.
  • Online course schedule rotates throughout Fall, Summer, and Spring with many courses offered each semester -- allowing you to easily fit the courses offered to your personal schedule.

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