Orientation for 2017-2018 Cohort

We are please to announce the orientation for the 2017-2018 cohort will take place on campus from May 24 – May 25. YX librarians will meet as a group on May 24 to learn more about their courses, meet each other, explore the course spaces, and see the campus. On May 25, the YX librarians will participate in the Human Computer Interaction Lab Symposium. During their sessions at the HCIL Symposium, the librarians will begin learning about design thinking and how to applying it to their communities. Follow their journey on Twitter through #YXLibrarian.

January Events and Applications Open

Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Youth Experience January Events:

Application Window Opens, Information Session, and Participatory Design Sessions at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Applications for the first cohort of Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Youth Experience (YX) offered by the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland will open January 9, 2017. This innovative, online post-masters certificate will give youth service librarians the skills they need to integrate the latest research on learning, technology, community partnerships and design thinking into their practice with youth ages 0-18. Substantial tuition support is available through the generosity of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the certificate and the application process is available at: http://yx.umd.edu/apply

The YX faculty will host an online information session on January 10, 2017 at 1 pm EST. The information session will describe the courses in this certificate that will enhance librarians’ skills to incorporate design thinking, participatory design, and connected learning into their programming, as well as provide details on the application process. The session will be recorded and the link made available after the session. If you are interested, please complete the following form either to attend the session or to receive the recording of the session: https://go.umd.edu/52b.

The YX faculty will be at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta conducting participatory design/information sessions with youth public librarians. This interactive session will help guide the development of post-MLIS continuing education for youth, teen, and children’s librarians, as well as learning more about the Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in YX. Come share your experience and enthusiasm with a team of researchers and library educators to re-envision the next generation of professional education. Light refreshments included. Sessions will be on Sunday, January 22 (Room: GWCC A410) and Monday, January 23 (Room: GWCC A406) from 10:30 am to noon. If you would like to participate, please follow this link to register: https://go.umd.edu/52a.

Questions? E-mail us at yxischool@umd.edu

January 22-23, 2017 – Participatory Design Sessions at ALA Midwinter

What does the youth librarian of the future need to know? What skills you wish you had to empower children and teens in your community to voice their interests and needs? This interactive session will help guide the development of post-MLS continuing education for youth, teen, and children’s librarians. Come share your experience and enthusiasm with a team of researchers and library educators to re-envision the next generation of professional education. Light refreshments included.

Sessions will be on Sunday, January 22 (Room: GWCC A410) and Monday, January 23 (Room: GWCC A406) from 10:30 to 12. If you would like to participate, please complete this form.