School of Library and Info Science Launches Post-Master’s Certificate Program

Because all courses are fully online, students can live anywhere and complete their coursework when most convenient for them.

Professionals now have an opportunity to continue their education by earning their Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science from the nationally-ranked San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science. The new certificate program features five career pathways within the ALA-accredited graduate degree program, and all courses are delivered fully online. Applications are now being accepted for a Spring 2012 semester start, which begins January 25, 2012.

The fully-online certificate program is designed for individuals who already hold a master’s degree in any discipline and would like to continue their education to stay current with emerging trends in the library and information science field. Because all courses are fully online, students can live anywhere and complete their coursework when most convenient for them. The certificate program can be completed in as little as one year.

Certificate program students can choose courses in any of the following career pathways:

  • Digital Archives and Records Management
  • Digital Services and Emerging Technologies
  • Information Intermediation and Instruction
  • Web Programming and Information Architecture
  • Youth Services

To earn a Post-Master’s Certificate, students complete six courses (16 units), including a one-unit course that introduces the School’s sophisticated online learning environment, and five courses in a selected career pathway. Certificate program students will engage in a collaborative learning environment with graduate students and faculty in the School’s ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, as well as other Post-Master’s Certificate Program professionals.

The deadline to apply for admission to the certificate program for Spring 2012 is January 6, 2012. Spring 2012 courses begin on January 25. Students can also choose to start the program in Fall 2012. Application deadlines for Fall 2012 will be announced soon.

More information about the Post-Master’s Certificate Program.

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