Prepare for the varied roles of a school librarian in the 21st century. Discover how today's librarian is a catalyst for academic achievement and the importance of helping our preK-12 students become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information.

Career Path

Through collaboration, leadership and technology training you'll soon see yourself in one of these roles: 

  • Instructional partners
  • Teachers
  • Information specialists
  • Leader and program administrators

What You'll Study

Programs

Collaboration, leadership, and technology themes run throughout the program. The program offers two tracks for those interested in becoming a school librarian – Track 1 for candidates who possess a valid Virginia Collegiate Professional License or equivalent from another state and wish to add the endorsement and Track 2 for candidates who wish to pursue initial licensure as a school librarian

School Librarianship Professional Endorsement

Designed for individuals with a valid Virginia Collegiate Professional License or equivalent from another state who want to be eligible to add an endorsement for Library Media preK-12 without obtaining a Master’s degree. 

Prepare to meet the varied roles required of a school librarian in the 21st century – the roles of instructional partner, teacher, information specialist, leader and program administrator. 

Requirements

Prepare for professional leadership roles in a variety of public service fields in courses that include:

  • Research Design
  • Educational Leadership
  • School Personnel Administration 
  • School Law