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Library Assistant - Certificate

This certificate is designed to be an introduction to anyone with an interest in library science. Courses provide an overview of library management, the roles and responsibilities of a library assistant, celebrating children and young adult literary resources, and use media and technology. Courses are delivered online.

Program Code: 905223
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  • Online

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Requirements for Certificate Entry

  • Completed application for certificate

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 9
  • Curriculum Note: Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-522-XXX courses to successfully graduate the Library Assistant Certificate. A student must repeat the particular course with a "C" or better final grade to continue in or graduate from this program. If the course is sequential, the successful retake must occur before continuing the sequence.

Certificate Outcomes

  • Identify roles and responsibilities of librarian assistant.
  • Use activities to support students in the library.
  • Use media and technology in the library.
  • Communicate effectively with students and staff.
  • Model research strategies for students.
  • Use drama to reinforce literature.
  • Support classroom teachers with literature.
  • Conduct storytelling with children.
  • Use multicultural literature.
  • Celebrate library awareness.

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.