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Services for Children and Young Adults

With a concentration in children's and/or young adult librarianship, a graduate might pursue a career providing children's or young adult services in public libraries.

The CUA School of Library and Information Science offers a variety of courses that focus on services for children and young adults. Each student will take four required core courses along with appropriate mid-level and advanced courses. The student will consult with his/her advisor to determine which courses will best meet his/her personal and professional needs. Required core courses for all students are:

LSC 551 Organization of Information
LSC 553 Information Sources and Services
LSC 555 Information Systems in Libraries and Information Centers
LSC 557 Libraries and Information in Society

In addition to the required core courses, students can build a concentration in services for children and young adults by choosing any of the following specialty and elective courses:

LSC 559 Storytelling
LSC 603 Technical Services
LSC 606 Cataloging and Classification
LSC 608 Collection Development
LSC 704 Information Sources and Services: Humanities
LSC 706 Information Sources and Services: Social Sciences
LSC 708 Information Sources and Services: Science and Technology
LSC 772 Media Services in Libraries
LSC 807 The Public Library
LSC 852 Survey of the Development of Children's Literature
LSC 854 Media for Children
LSC 855 Media for Adolescents
LSC 874-879 Special Topics
LSC 891-902 Independent Study
LSC 906-908 Practicum

Organizations of interest to students in Services for Children and Young Adults

Professional associations are important sources of information about the profession, continuing education opportunities, scholarship support, and networking. Most have student membership rates. For further information contact:

Association for Library Services to Children / American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

1-800-545-2433


Young Adult Library Services Association / American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

1-800-545-2433
312-644-7459 FAX


Journals of interest to students in Services for Children and Young Adults

Journal of Youth Services in Libraries
Book Links
Hornbook Magazine
Lion and the Unicorn
Voice of Youth Advocates
Children's Literature in Education

Revised, February 1997

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