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Licensure

Library media specialists may earn certification through course work. Accredited programs are available at the following institutions:

 

  • Lindenwood University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Missouri Baptist University
  • University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Missouri State University

 

The program of study below covers grades K-12 and lists credit hours:

LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST

GRADES K-12


Focus Credit Hours
Foundations of Librarianship 2
Library Media Administration 3
Developing and Managing Collections 3
Organizing Information
Reference Sources and Services
Action Research in School Libraries 
Children's, Adolescent or Young Adult Literature
Library Systems and Information Technologies 
Curriculum and the Media Center 
Practicum 2
Electives 3
MINIMUM TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 30

 


Compendium of Missouri Certification,

http://www.dese.mo.gov/schoollaw/rulesregs/Inc_By_Ref_Mat/Compendium.htm


Scholarships

Missouri Association of School Librarians Scholarships http://www.maslonline.org/?page=scholarships

Additional scholarships may be available from individual institutions of higher education.


Library Education

Accredited programs are available at the following institutions:

 

Lindenwood University

209 S. Kingshighway

St. Charles, MO 63301

Phone: (636) 949-2000


Missouri Baptist University

One College Park Drive

St. Louis, MO 63141

Phone: (877) 434-1115


Missouri State University

Department of Library Science

302 Duane G. Meyer Library

Springfield, MO 65897

Phone: (417) 836-4525


University of Central Missouri: Department of Library Science and Information Services

P.O. Box 800

Warrensburg, MO 64063

Phone: (877) 729-8261


University of Missouri-Columbia: School of Information Science and Learning Technologies

118 Hill Hall

Columbia, MO 65201

Phone: (573) 882-8312

 

 

 


Job Hunting

Missouri REAP http://www.moreap.net/

Missouri REAP is a free service designed to help educators find new and excitingteaching jobs,administrative jobs and other related service positions in Missouri. Through REAP, you can find employment from 950 school districts and private schools nationwide.


Mentoring

MASL regional affiliates provide mentoring opportunities. More information about each region is available at http://www.maslonline.org/?page=regions

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