Certificate in Librarianship - Youth and Childrens Services

Offered by:  School of Information Management


Sandra Toze

Suite 4010, Rowe Management Building

6100 University Ave




The Librarianship - Youth and Children’s Services Certificate will recognize the particular knowledge, behaviours, skills, competencies and attitudes considered critical to becoming a Youth Or Children’s Librarian. Research indicates the vital role libraries play in the intellectual and social development of children. The Youth and Children’s Services Certificate focusses on understanding the range of tools, processes and resources necessary to meet the ongoing needs of children and youth within modern libraries. The courses are designed to allow students to explore the key foundations of providing information based services to children and youth, including understanding the role of pleasure reading, and reading practices, as well as fostering an interest in technology.

Admission Requirements / Eligibility:

MI certificates are limited to students enrolled in the Master of Information (MI) program at Dalhousie University. Each of our certificates requires completion of three Elective Courses (9 Credits). During their degree, MI students can choose to complete up to two Certificates. If an elective course is included in one Certificate, it cannot be counted towards another. The electives within the Certificates will count toward both the Certificate and the Degree.

Certificate Requirements:

In order to satisfy the requirements of this certificate, students must complete the following 3 courses:

  • INFO 6070.03 Reading and Reading Practices
  • INFO 6250.03 Services and Resources for Young Adults
  • INFO 6450.03 Services and Resources for Children

Application of Credit Hours Towards Other Degree Requirements:

Courses completed as part of this certificate may be double-counted towards the requirements of a concurrent degree, subject to approval by the student’s supervisor and graduate coordinator in their primary degree program.  Courses not approved to count towards the primary degree requirements will result in additional tuition fees on a per-course fee basis.