The Library Studies Program at Salem State University offers students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in Education while earning initial certification as a Library Teacher K–12 in Massachusetts. Our goal is to prepare our students to become innovative and creative school librarians through the introduction of best practices, new ideas in the field, and avenues for the pursuit of excellence. Resources for knowledge acquisition, literature K-12, information literacy, management of the school library, and library design are just a few of the topics covered in our courses.
Through fieldwork and practicum experiences students have hands-on experiences in the field. The online, asynchronous format of the program allows students the flexibility to take courses when they can without travel hardships. Instructors in the program are recognized throughout Massachusetts and the United States as leaders in the field of school librarianship.