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Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity. 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services in Libraries and Information Settings:

Courses

How to Apply

 

If you have submitted a complete application and have not been contacted, please contact the Department's Main Office at (940) 565-2445.

Step 1.  Apply to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School:

Students at Matthews Hall
  1. Apply to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School
    • You need to complete the Graduate School minimum qualifications before you will be considered for admission to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.  
    • International students should use the International Student application.
       
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
     
  3. The Toulouse Graduate School will review transcripts to verify minimum GPA requirements of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of a bachelor's degree, a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, or a 3.5 GPA on a completed master's degree. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be reviewed on an individual basis. 

    If your overall Bachelor's GPA is below a 3.0 or if your overall Master's GPA is below a 3.5, then you must submit official scores on one of the following entrance exams:​

  4. Application fee ($75.00).

  5. If you are applying for school library certification along with applying for the Master's degree program, be sure to apply as Teacher Certification/School Librarianship. Contact ci-advising@unt.edu or 940/565-2445 if you have any questions.

Send the items above to:

Toulouse Graduate School
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
1147 Union Circle, ESSC #354 (UPS/FedEx)
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Phone: (940) 565-2383

Step 2.  Apply to the College of Information Department of Library & Information Sciences:

  1. Complete the Department’s Application for Admission. In order to ensure an expedient admission process, you should complete Step 1a above and the department's Step 2a and 2b concurrently. The College of Information uses rolling admissions at the master’s level, so applications to the Master of Science in Information Science or Library Science are accepted at any time.

    • Students seeking any School Library Certification, Graduate Academic Certification, or Certificate of Advanced Studies will also need to complete the Department’s Application.

  2. In order to complete the Application you will need:
    • A statement stating your purpose and goals in applying to our program.  In your statement, include the nature of your interest, how you became interested in the field, your short– and long–term goals, the strengths that you would bring to the information profession, and how our program will help meet your career and educational objectives.
    • A resume of both your academic and professional careers.
    • Collecting the information above will help you quickly complete the Application.
  3. You must have two (2) letters of recommendation submitted for you.  Letters should be from former professors, or others who can evaluate your academic qualification, or from job supervisors who can assess your potential for success as an information professional. The letters of recommendation can be submitted in letter form or submitted using the recommendation form listed below.
    • Please print and fill out the top portion of the recommendation forms and give them to your recommenders, along with a pre–addressed stamped envelopes to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.
    • Recommendation Form (pdf)

Submit the recommendation letters to:

University of North Texas
College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
Attn: Admissions and Advising
3940 N. Elm St., Suite C232
Denton, TX 76203

or fax to:

940/565-3101

or email as attachments to:

ci-admissions@unt.edu

Step 3.  How will my Application be processed:

When all of the items from Step 1 and Step 2 above have been received, your application will be considered complete and a decision regarding your admission to our program for the following semester, or the semester you have requested, will be made.

  1. You will be contacted regarding your plans to enroll in the next available core course(s).

  2. You will be added on to our email listserv through which you will receive regular information about your cohort and Web Institute.

  3. Being added to the email listserv means that we are holding a place for you in the Web Institute, but you still need to register for the course and pay your fees.

  4. Those who have been added to the email listserv will have first priority when registering for classes. Other students will be allowed to register as space permits or will be put on a waiting list.

  5. If your application is not complete, you will be notified in a letter of any outstanding items missing from your application.

  6. Once you have been accepted to the program, you will receive a letter that includes an assignment to an advisor based on your intended Program of Study.

  7. In order to register, you will need to fill out an online advising form and send it to your advisor.

  8. All new students (except School Librarianship Program of Study) begin the Master’s Program with the following courses: INFO 5000 – Information and Knowledge Professions, this course may be taken with either/or INFO 5600 – Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry and/or INFO 5200 – Information Organization.  See the course descriptions in the Official UNT Graduate Catalog for more information.  Core courses: INFO 5000, INFO 5600, and INFO 5200 are offered in a Web Institute format (2 meeting days for each core course with the balance online for the remainder of the semester), or in a traditional classroom setting depending on the semester and the venue.

  9. Admission into the Web Institutes are limited and completed applications will be considered on a first–come, first–served basis. It is recommended that prospective students apply for admission to the Web Institutes at least 4 - 6 months prior to the beginning of your proposed first semester, though we will endeavor to admit all students up to the start of the Web Institutes.

  10. All registration at UNT is done via the Internet by logging into myUNT, UNT's online portal. Through this portal, you can register for classes, view your schedule or tuition bill, and make fee payments. Also, check the Registration and Schedule of Classes located at the UNT Registrar.

  11. You should verify that your computer hardware and software is up–to–date.

GAC in Youth Services in Libraries and Information Agencies

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Flexible.
Adaptable.
Respected.
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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.

Smatresk with Deans
  • 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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Program Contact


Library & Information Sciences
UNT Discovery Park, Suite C232
3940 North Elm Street
Denton TX, 76203 

Office: (940) 565-2445
E-mail:
Web:

Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the College of Information Advisors at (940) 565-2445 or e-mail CI-Advising@unt.edu with your questions about the Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling or to find out the status of your application.

College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences

Phone: 940-565-2445
Fax: 940-565-3101
E-mail CI-Advising@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
1155 Union Circle #311068
Denton, TX 76203-5017

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Cost

Tuition and Fees

Getting your online Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,073.85
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,515.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
T
hrough Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,297.85
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2017

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

 

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 19 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity. 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling:

Courses

Youth Services in Libraries and Information Agencies

100% Online Program:  Three Web-based courses with an Online TutorialDiscovery Park

Awards a certificate suitable for framing with the certificate credential appearing on the official university transcript.

Required Courses (9 hours)

INFO 5440 (3 hours) Storytelling for Information Professionals  
INFO 5441 (3 hours) Advanced Storytelling for Information Professionals

And one of the following:

INFO 5685 (3 hours) Information Resources and Services in Culturally Diverse Communities
INFO 5445 (3 hours) History and Culture of Youth Information Services
Another course as negotiated with the advisor.

How to Apply

 

If you have submitted a complete application and have not been contacted, please contact the Department's Main Office at (940) 565-2445.

Step 1.  Apply to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School:

Students at Matthews Hall
  1. Apply to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School
    • You need to complete the Graduate School minimum qualifications before you will be considered for admission to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.  
    • International students should use the International Student application.
       
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
     
  3. The Toulouse Graduate School will review transcripts to verify minimum GPA requirements of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of a bachelor's degree, a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, or a 3.5 GPA on a completed master's degree. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be reviewed on an individual basis. 

    If your overall Bachelor's GPA is below a 3.0 or if your overall Master's GPA is below a 3.5, then you must submit official scores on one of the following entrance exams:​

  4. Application fee ($75.00).

  5. If you are applying for school library certification along with applying for the Master's degree program, be sure to apply as Teacher Certification/School Librarianship. Contact ci-advising@unt.edu or 940/565-2445 if you have any questions.

Send the items above to:

Toulouse Graduate School
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
1147 Union Circle, ESSC #354 (UPS/FedEx)
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Phone: (940) 565-2383

Step 2.  Apply to the College of Information Department of Library & Information Sciences:

  1. Complete the Department’s Application for Admission. In order to ensure an expedient admission process, you should complete Step 1a above and the department's Step 2a and 2b concurrently. The College of Information uses rolling admissions at the master’s level, so applications to the Master of Science in Information Science or Library Science are accepted at any time.

    • Students seeking any School Library Certification, Graduate Academic Certification, or Certificate of Advanced Studies will also need to complete the Department’s Application.

  2. In order to complete the Application you will need:
    • A statement stating your purpose and goals in applying to our program.  In your statement, include the nature of your interest, how you became interested in the field, your short– and long–term goals, the strengths that you would bring to the information profession, and how our program will help meet your career and educational objectives.
    • A resume of both your academic and professional careers.
    • Collecting the information above will help you quickly complete the Application.
  3. You must have two (2) letters of recommendation submitted for you.  Letters should be from former professors, or others who can evaluate your academic qualification, or from job supervisors who can assess your potential for success as an information professional. The letters of recommendation can be submitted in letter form or submitted using the recommendation form listed below.
    • Please print and fill out the top portion of the recommendation forms and give them to your recommenders, along with a pre–addressed stamped envelopes to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.
    • Recommendation Form (pdf)

Submit the recommendation letters to:

University of North Texas
College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
Attn: Admissions and Advising
3940 N. Elm St., Suite C232
Denton, TX 76203

or fax to:

940/565-3101

or email as attachments to:

ci-admissions@unt.edu

Step 3.  How will my Application be processed:

When all of the items from Step 1 and Step 2 above have been received, your application will be considered complete and a decision regarding your admission to our program for the following semester, or the semester you have requested, will be made.

  1. You will be contacted regarding your plans to enroll in the next available core course(s).

  2. You will be added on to our email listserv through which you will receive regular information about your cohort and Web Institute.

  3. Being added to the email listserv means that we are holding a place for you in the Web Institute, but you still need to register for the course and pay your fees.

  4. Those who have been added to the email listserv will have first priority when registering for classes. Other students will be allowed to register as space permits or will be put on a waiting list.

  5. If your application is not complete, you will be notified in a letter of any outstanding items missing from your application.

  6. Once you have been accepted to the program, you will receive a letter that includes an assignment to an advisor based on your intended Program of Study.

  7. In order to register, you will need to fill out an online advising form and send it to your advisor.

  8. All new students (except School Librarianship Program of Study) begin the Master’s Program with the following courses: INFO 5000 – Information and Knowledge Professions, this course may be taken with either/or INFO 5600 – Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry and/or INFO 5200 – Information Organization.  See the course descriptions in the Official UNT Graduate Catalog for more information.  Core courses: INFO 5000, INFO 5600, and INFO 5200 are offered in a Web Institute format (2 meeting days for each core course with the balance online for the remainder of the semester), or in a traditional classroom setting depending on the semester and the venue.

  9. Admission into the Web Institutes are limited and completed applications will be considered on a first–come, first–served basis. It is recommended that prospective students apply for admission to the Web Institutes at least 4 - 6 months prior to the beginning of your proposed first semester, though we will endeavor to admit all students up to the start of the Web Institutes.

  10. All registration at UNT is done via the Internet by logging into myUNT, UNT's online portal. Through this portal, you can register for classes, view your schedule or tuition bill, and make fee payments. Also, check the Registration and Schedule of Classes located at the UNT Registrar.

  11. You should verify that your computer hardware and software is up–to–date.

GAC in Storytelling

Affordable.
Flexible.
Adaptable.
Respected.
100% online.

Get your GAC in Storytelling

Learn More

Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling

Life is, truly, the grand narrative. Some theorists believe humans are born with stories living inside us and that we develop language for the purpose of being able to tell those stories. Imagine a group of people sitting around an evening campfire — the atmosphere is rich with mood and tone — and while around that fire, storytelling will naturally emerge. Stories enable children and adults to understand and make meaning in their lives. Storytellers tell tales of life past, present, and future — story is the richest heritage of human civilizations.

Storytelling has emerged from the grande oral tradition into "modern day" platforms represented in books, dance, music, theatre, movies, etc. Story preserves, perpetuates, and transforms culture and is finding new applications in education, corporations, industry, and entertainment — in settings in which people interact or seek to "escape". It is an emerging frontier with compelling possibilities.

The University of North Texas is the leading university of the Dallas Metroplex, the fourth–largest university in Texas (more than 30,000 students), and is listed as one of America's 100 Best College Buys. The UNT Department of Library and Information Sciences is also a top-rated program as ranked by U.S. News and World Reports.

Benefits of this Program

  • 100% Online Program: Three Web-based courses with an Online Tutorial.
  • 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.

Smatresk with Deans
  • 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 Storytelling and receive a Graduate Academic Certificate.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degreed individuals in any field who want to develop or enhance their knowledge of Storytelling by taking Master's level courses and receiving a Graduate Academic Certificate.

How does it work?

  • All nine hours coursework taken for this Graduate Academic Certificate will apply toward the Master’s Program in the University of North Texas Department of Library and Information Sciences. The courses required are offered year-round and are taught by a team of full-time graduate professors. The Department of Library and Information Sciences offers Web-based Master’s degree programs in both Youth Librarianship and School Librarianship, as well as seven other library and information sciences 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 Graduate Academic Certificate courses can be found on the on the UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services Website.
  • Required Tutorial for Graduate Academic Certificate Students - All of the courses for this certificate are completed online. Students admitted for the Graduate Academic Certificate program are required to complete a Blackboard tutorial prior to starting their courses. This tutorial is also completed online and is done via Blackboard, which is the platform in which you will take your courses. There is no fee to access tutorial. The tutorial will take approximately 4–6 hours and will walk you through the steps for using Blackboard — learning how to use discussion forums, Blackboard email, and other functions critical to your success. While some apt individuals may innately figure out how to do the basic functions in Blackboard, the tutorial gives you insight into many advanced functions that are not apparent, such as how to compile course content, information management, etc.
  • 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.

line

Program Contact


Library & Information Sciences
UNT Discovery Park, Suite C232
3940 North Elm Street
Denton TX, 76203 

Office: (940) 565-2445
E-mail:
Web:

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