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If you’re after specialist skills to help children and young adults within a library, this is the qualification for you. This School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) recognised qualification can be studied at the same time as our Diploma in Information and Library Studies Level 5. You’ll learn about planning and managing collections and services for children and young people, evaluating literature and information resources for children and young people, contemporary trends in children’s and young adults’ literature and library services in New Zealand
Certificate in Literature and Library Services for Children and Young People (194 KB PDF)
Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
When you achieve this qualification you’ll know more about children’s and young adults’ information-seeking behaviours and literacy issues. You will also be able to apply your knowledge of children’s and young adults’ development when providing library services for this user group.
This qualification will complement the skills you gain in other information and library studies qualifications and prepare you for a career in primary or secondary school libraries, or working with children and young people in public libraries.
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.