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School Librarian Certificate Program and Live Information Sessions

Teens and Tots

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce its new School Librarian Certificate Program beginning Summer 2020. In today’s media ecology, children require knowledgeable school librarians to help them effectively identify, evaluate, and use information to become innovative creators of new knowledge. Today’s school librarians foster in children the ability to think critically and provide them with the skills they need to analyze, form, and communicate ideas in compelling ways. School librarians also cultivate in children a love for reading and the ability to read in multiple formats. The School of Information is dedicated to producing school librarians who are leaders in their field and will create modern library programs to prepare the public school children of Texas for college, career, and military.


The program is coordinated by Dr. Barbara A. Jansen, an educator with over 35 years experience as an elementary classroom teacher, K-12 school librarian, and university instructor. As a school librarian, Dr. Jansen was committed to collaborating with teachers to fully integrate information literacy skills, content objectives, and technology into the curriculum while creating a culture of reading on her campuses, and she brings that expertise to the iSchool’s certificate program.


Teachers who want to make a broader impact on teaching and learning at their schools and who have at least two years of classroom teaching experience from a public or accredited private school are invited to apply for the first cohort beginning Summer 2020. For more information and upcoming information sessions, visit here.


Announcement for Perspective Students

Join any one of these live virtual information sessions here.

Follow the directions on the screen to install the Zoom platform. Login 5 minutes prior to the session.

  • Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 9, 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 10, 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 12, 11:30 am
  • Sunday, October 13, 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 17, 5:30 am
  • Tuesday, October 22, 8:00 pm


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