The state of Maryland requires all professional public librarians to obtain six semester hours, or their equivalent, of continuing education credits every five years to maintain a state certification for employment.
This certificate will allow you to meet this requirement in addition to making you more competitive in the marketplace, as public, academic and K-12 libraries continually seek librarians who are trained in new technologies.
It's critical, then, that librarians be well versed in this ever-changing information landscape in an effort to serve their users and their communities.
The University of Baltimore's 12-credit post-master's Certificate in Library Technologies focuses on the use of emerging technologies and on user-centered design in library settings to provide master's-level librarians with the knowledge and skills necessary to remain current and marketable in their profession.
What you'll learn:
This post-master's certificate program is specifically designed for you, a 21st-century librarian who seeks interdisciplinary advanced training in such information-oriented disciplines as information architecture, user research and integrated design—allowing you to develop contemporary and intuitive user experiences for your library's patrons.
You'll also meet Maryland's continuing education requirement for all professional public librarians.
You'll learn how to:
Classes are offered evenings and weekends, and some courses are offered online.
This information is provided to help you make an informed decision about this certificate program related to time and resources required to complete the program and possible employment outcomes.
This certificate will prepare you for careers including, but not limited to, the ones listed below. The code referenced is the Standard Occupational Classification code published by the Department of Labor.