What Is Children's Librarianship?
A librarian who specializes in services and collections for children up to the age of 12-13. Most children's librarians have extensive knowledge of children's literature and are trained in the art of storytelling. A children’s librarian also plans and executes activities for children such as story hours, programs, and reading initiatives such as a summer reading club or early literacy. Collection management, such as selecting and maintaining a current collection to meet a child’s educational and recreational needs is also an important part of the specialization. (Source: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science)
What Can I Do With This Background?
User/reader services for children or young adults, reference, outreach to day cares and schools, early literacy specialist.
In Addition to the Required Core Courses, What Classes Should I Take?
Key electives for this specialization include:
- 60625 Library Materials and Services for Young Children
- 60629 Library Materials and Services for School-Age Children
- 60630 Reference Sources and Services for Youth
For additional course options for this specialization, please visit consult with your academic advisor.