Belinda O'Brien, Chair
The online Master of Science in Library Media (Teacher Librarian) program leads not only to initial certification as a library media specialist, but also to professional certification in your original initial teaching certificate area.
The program effectively prepares you to undertake the productive, critical, and efficient use of libraries, media, and information technology. You also will learn many ways to contribute, in a collaborative manner, to student literacy and inquiry skills.
The program is designed for those who hold initial teacher certification and wish to specialize in library media. As a library media graduate, you may also apply for your certificate as a public librarian.
Consistent with the missions of St. John Fisher College and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, as well as the standards set forth by American Library Association/ American Association of School Librarians, the library media program develops the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed by school library media specialists in order to effectively prepare all students for productive, critical, and efficient use of libraries, media, and information technology, and to contribute in a collaborative manner to the literacy and inquiry skills of all students.