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Fast Track - M.L.I.S.

Library Services to Children and Young Adults

Our students in the youth services program learn the skills to do information and instructional services, collection development and readers' advisory, programming and community outreach.


This program of study covers all the library school’s core competencies with a special focus in youth services. This degree does not lead to certification to work in a K-12 school library.

In addition to completing the 36 credit program of study, students submit a portfolio proving that they have met the school’s core competencies. This serves as the program’s capstone experience.

The fast track program is highly structured. Here are the courses you will take.

Course Number Title of Course
SLIS 600 Storytelling: Theory, Practice & Development
SLIS 701 Introduction to Library and Information Studies
SLIS 703 Introduction to Information Sources and Services
SLIS 704 or 767 Introduction to the Management of Libraries, School Libraries, and Information Agencies or Management of Public Library Youth Services
SLIS 705 Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science
SLIS 706 Introduction to Information Technologies
SLIS 707 Information Organization and Retrieval
SLIS 718 History of Children’s and Young Adult Literature
SLIS 754 Library Programming for Children and Young Adults
SLIS 756 or 757 Children’s Materials or Young Adult Materials
SLIS 759 Materials for Early Childhood
SLIS 794 Internship in Library and Information Science