The School of Library and Information Science offers three distinct career paths to students interested in becoming school librarians. CLICK HERE for advising information and other resources.
A school librarian typically works with students in a school library/media center. The daily job responsibilities of a school library media specialist typically reflect the roles of teacher, instructional partner, administrator, and information specialist. A school library media specialist takes an active role in teaching information literacy skills, collaborating with teachers on lessons, assisting teachers with curriculum resources, and integrating technology into the curriculum. The school library media specialist has an administrative role in managing all aspects of the school library such as developing the collection of library resources and making them available to staff and students. As an information specialist, the school library media specialist instructs others on evaluating and accessing information resources. (Source: SLIS Guidesheets)
Librarian, teacher, administrator (at the school system level). With the M.L.I.S., a school librarian also will be qualified to work in a public or other type of library.
The K-12 School Library Media program does not have any electives. The required coursework can be found on the guidesheet/program statement form (above).
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