School librarians work in public or private elementary, middle, and high school libraries, where they develop collections which support the curriculum, collaborate with teachers to integrate reading into the classroom, and provide information literacy and reference services to students.
In addition to the required 21 hours of core courses, students will complete 15 hours of electives, at least 12 of which must be selected from approved courses.
Students must take LIS 7400 School Media Centers.
At least 3 additional courses are to be selected from:
LIS 7101 Media and Services for Children
LIS 7102 Media and Services for Young Adults
LIS 7104 Non-Fiction for Children and Teens
LIS 7105 Graphic Novels in Libraries
LIS 7800 The Art and Practice of Library Storytelling
LIS 7902 Field Experience in School Media Centers
LIS 7909 Directed Independent Study
LIS 7910-7912 when the topic is relevant.
This plan is recognized by the LSU School of Education and the Louisiana Department of Education.
MLIS students who hold a valid teaching certificate may add school library certification to their certificate after graduation. Information about Add-On Certification may be found at https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx.
MLIS students who do not hold a valid teaching certificate may earn Ancillary Certification after graduation by passing the school library portion of the PRAXIS examination. Information about Ancillary Certification may be found at https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx. The application packet can be downloaded from https://www.teachlouisiana.net/pdf/applications/ancillary.pdf
For more information, contact Dr. Suzanne Stauffer firstname.lastname@example.org.