Teacher Librarian Services Credential (Online)

The Teacher Librarian Services Credential at Azusa Pacific University is an online program that prepares candidates for the specialized and comprehensive role of school librarianship in California’s pluralistic schools and communities. The program prepares librarian services teachers as educational leaders who are experts in technology, literacy, and diversity.

Mission Statement

The Teacher Librarian Services Credential program prepares librarian services teachers to work as librarians and media specialist/technology experts in K-12 school libraries in California, other states, and around the world.

Course Requirements

LIB 500School Library Media Center Management3
LIB 505Collection Development in School Libraries3
LIB 510Learning Resources for Elementary Schools3
LIB 515Learning Resources for Secondary Schools3
LIB 520Organization and Cataloging of Learning Materials/Resources3
LIB 525Information Retrieval and Reference Services3
LIB 530School Library-Classroom Partnerships3
LIB 535Library Media Technologies3
LIB 540Current Topics in School Media Centers3
LIB 550Field Experiences for the Teacher Librarian 1,23
Approved transfer units3-6
Total Units30

Students must complete five LIB courses prior to taking LIB 550.


Fieldwork is required in both elementary and secondary settings.

NOTE: Classes are offered only once per year.

Laptop Requirements

  • A Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer that meets the minimum requirements. Contact the program director for specifications.
  • Internet service provider
  • Email account

Other equipment, such as a digital camera, web cam, and CD burner, may be needed with certain courses and student-selected projects.

Software Requirements

  • Current operating systems (Mac: OS X; PC: Windows XP)
  • Latest version of Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office

Additional Requirements

  • Teaching credential
  • English Language Authorization
  • Look for a letter from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions after submitting the application form. A letter of admission will include instructions for registering for the applicant’s first courses.
  • Students may not enroll in more than seven units per eight-week session.
  • Students must sign up for Taskstream.

Special Class Authorization in Information and Digital Literacy (Online)


Teacher Librarian Services Credential

Additional Requirements

LIB 545 - Information, Transliteracy and Digital Multiple Environments