Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Community-based Librarianship

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 9.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 11.0401
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-3021

About the Program

The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Community-based Librarianship accepts applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree. It provides an intellectual foundation and fundamental practical skills for paraprofessionals and professionals interested in user and community engagement and services, information and data services, digital technology services, and public and academic librarianship. The certificate program may also serve as an on-ramp to a Master of Science in Information Library and Information Science graduate major (an ALA accredited program) if completed with acceptable grade requirements.

The Community-based Librarianship certificate is supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) (https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/re-17-19-0006-19-0). In the first two years, six or more students will receive full tuition scholarships for the certificate. Tuition discounts up to 25% may also be available (students must apply for discounts before academic term begins).

For more information about funding options for the post-baccalaureate certificate in Community-based Librarianship program, please visit the College of Computing & Informatics Funding Opportunities website.

Admission Requirements

This certificate program will be open to applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

Program Requirements

INFO 546Data Analytics for Community-Based Data and Service3.0
INFO 547Design Thinking for Digital Community Service 3.0
INFO 890Capstone Project3.0
Total Credits9.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
INFO 5463.0INFO 5473.0INFO 8903.0
 3 3 3
Total Credits 9

Additional Information

For more information about the post-baccalaureate certificate program in Community-based Librarianship, please visit the the College of Computing & Informatics website.

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