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Library Assistant Certificate

Program Code: 905223

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.


Certificate Completers will be able to

• 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.


Requirements for Certificate Entry:

• Completed application for certificate

Catalog No. Description
10-522-108 EDU: LIBRARY SCIENCE-INTRODUCTION ...overview of the library and roles of librarian assistant. Introduces learner to library services/resources, current practices, media and technology, activities to support students, research strategies, communication, and library management.
10-522-104 EDU: TECHNOLOGY/MEDIA RESOURCES ...develop knowledge and skills in the area of media and computer resources as it relates to the paraeducator. Students will gain experience creating and using web tools including electronic portfolios.
10-522-110 EDU: LITERARY RESOURCES-CHILDREN ...learners use literature genres to support student learning in a library setting. Literature supported with drama, author studies, motivational activities, and storytelling. Supporting classroom teachers and literature awareness also incorporated.
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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.