Youth Experience (Z113)
Graduate Certificate Program
College: Information Studies
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Professional Studies in Youth Experience will build the capacity to better adapt to the changing landscape of youth learning and technology. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Professional Studies in Youth Experience prepares librarians to promote 21st century skills among youth ages 0-18 through incorporating participatory design principles, design thinking approaches, and dynamic community partnerships in their offerings of programs and services. At the completion of the online certificate, librarians will be able to:
- Facilitate learning with technology in any physical, virtual or hybrid learning environment using tested skills and practices for different types of youth.
- Methods for engaging youth as co-designers using the design thinking process.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the issues, concepts, and policies related to youth-led learning and programming through libraries.
- Implement best practices to be inclusive of all youth’s needs, in particular youth from disadvantaged populations;
- Apply core theories and models from information science and learning sciences to address needs of youth; and
- Partner with other cultural institutions and community organizations to help with youth programming, education, and other projects related to youth development.
Graduate Student Services Office
College of Information Studies
4120 Hornbake Building, South Wing
4130 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (1): Letter of recommendation needs to come from a supervisor or someone who can speak to the applicant’s capacity for successfully completing the certificate program.
- Master’s degree in library/information science.
- Current librarian: Must be currently a school or public librarian working with children and teens; or A recent MLIS graduate or librarian who would like additional experience working with children and teens.
All applicants must have:
- Received a four-year baccalaureate degree;
- Received a master’s degree in library or information science;
- Earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all prior undergraduate and graduate course work;
- Must be currently a school or public librarian working with children and teens; or
- A recent MLIS graduate or librarian who would like additional experience working with children and teens
- GRE Scores are NOT required.
Summer Admissions Only
February 16 application deadline (domestic/international students)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for admissions information.
|Type of Applicant
|US Citizens and Permanent Residents
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|F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.New Row
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Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://ischool.umd.edu
|Graduate Faculty Status
|B.S., North Carolina State University, 2002; Ph.D. Georgie Institute of Technology, 2009
|Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
Assistant Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Assistant Professor, School Librarianship
Assistant Professor, Youth Experience
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
|PhD., University of Florida.
|Senior Lecturer, History and Library & Information Science
Senior Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Senior Lecturer, School Librarianship
Senior Lecturer, Youth Experience
|Ph.D. Florida State
|Associate Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Associate Professor, Information Management
Associate Professor, Information Studies
Associate Professor, Library and Information Science
Associate Professor, School Librarianship
Associate Professor, Youth Experience
|B.S., Indiana State University, 1971; M.L.S., Indiana State University, 1973; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1982.
|Professor of Practice, Human-Computer Interaction
Professor of Practice, Information Management
Professor of Practice, Information Studies
Professor of Practice, Library and Information Science
Professor of Practice, School Librarianship
Professor of Practice, Youth Experience