[Libs-Or] Children's Book Festival at Southern Miss, April 8-10

Teresa Welsh teresa.welsh at usm.edu
Tue Mar 17 12:57:23 PDT 2015

You are invited to attend the 2015 Southern Miss Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Hattiesburg, April 8-10.


Keynote Speakers:

Christopher Paul Curtis

M.T. Anderson

Kathi Appelt

Mary Hamilton

Karen Nelson Hoyle

Leda Schubert

David Small and Sarah Stewart


List of Workshops:


Would you like to earn a Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature either with or post a MLIS degree online in an ALA-accredited program?

The Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is now accepting applications for summer and fall 2015 for classes for MLIS degree, Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature and/or Graduate Certificate in Special Collections and Archives.


Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature

The 15-credit hour certificate includes online courses related to literature, programs, and services for youth (birth to age 18).  The certificate may be earned with an MLIS degree, a related master's degree, or post-MLIS.

Required Courses

·         LIS 517 - Literature and Related Media for Children (offered fall 2015)

·         LIS 518 - Literature and Related Media for Young Adults (offered summer 2015)

·         LIS 519 - Programs and Services for Youth (offered in May mini-session)

Choose two electives (one must be 600-level):

·         LIS 528 - Storytelling

·         LIS 590 - Library Instruction

·         LIS 629 - Studies in Children's Literature

·         LIS 634 - History of Children's Literature

·         LIS 670 - Topics in Services to Library Clientele

·         FAM 650 - Family Life Cycle Development

·         FAM 652 - Advanced Child Development

·         CIE 768 - Children's Literature for the Early Years

Summer schedule of classes:


Fall schedule of classes:


The MLIS degree and youth services certificate can be earned for 43 hours or the MLIS degree and archival certificate may be earned for 46 hours since 12 credit hours can count for both.  For more information, contact Dr. Teresa Welsh (teresa.welsh at usm.edu<mailto:teresa.welsh at usm.edu>) or the SLIS office at 601-266-4228.

Why SLIS at Southern Miss?

         No out-of-state fees, flexible schedule - no rigid cohorts

         Live online evening classes - see, hear, and interact with professors and students from across the country in virtual classrooms

         Required courses and a variety of electives offered each semester including summer

         Smaller class sizes, personal attention from advisors.

What is unique about the MLIS program at Southern Miss?

         Children's Book Festival each spring http://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival

         British Studies offered each summer in London and Edinburgh   http://www.usm.edu/library-information-science/british-studies

         Graduate Certificate in Archives and Special Collections

         Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature

         LIS BS program online http://www.usm.edu/library-information-science/undergraduate-program

Would you like to meet our faculty? Watch the video at:


Application to the program is online through the Graduate School:


SLIS Office: 601-266-4228<tel:601-266-4228>

Email: slis at usm.edu


Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D., MLIS
Professor of Library and Information Science
The University of Southern Mississippi

teresa.welsh at usm.edu

https://sites.google.com/site/drtwelsh/home <https://sites.google.com/site/drtwelsh/home>

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