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Children and Youth Services Degree Program Guide - 2024

Children and Youth Services Librarianship MLIS Concentration Degree Guide

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Updated: December 11th, 2023

What is a Children’s and Youth Services Librarianship MLIS Degree Concentration?

A Children’s Services Librarianship Master’s Degree program is a postgraduate academic degree program that focuses on the education and development of children, particularly those in the early childhood years, within the context of a library setting. The program combines coursework in child development and education with training in library science and information management, with a focus on children’s literature and resources.

The program may cover topics such as children’s literature and media, collection development, programming and outreach, and children’s reference and research skills. Some programs may also include a field experience component, which allows students to gain practical experience working with children in a library setting.

Upon completion of the program, graduates may be qualified to work as children’s librarians in a variety of settings including public libraries, school libraries, and academic libraries.

Learn more by exploring the Children and Youth Services Degree Program overview.

Online and Campus-based Children and Youth Services Librarianship Degree Programs

Explore the various American Library Association (ALA) accredited children and youth services librarianship degree programs in the United States.