Library Media Specialist (LMS)

Discover how today’s school librarian is a catalyst for academic achievement. Learn the importance of helping our preK-12 students become critical thinkers, expert information evaluators, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. This online program is the only one of it’s kind in the state, offering a comprehensive program for individuals interested in working in a school library setting.

The LMS program follows the Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians from the American Library Association/American Association of School Librarians (ALA/AASL) and New Hampshire’s Library Media Specialist Certification Standards.


Earn Your MEd in Library Media or Certification Only

Choose to pursue coursework in Library Media by completing the certification only, or in conjunction with a Master of Education (MEd) degree. The certification only option consists of five specialization classes along with a Practicum capstone experience. There is an additional nine credits of master’s core classes and six elective credits required to complete the MEd. There is also a dual-certification option available for those who wish to pursue Education Technology Integrator and Library Media Specialist together. The dual-certification option requires only two additional classes plus a teaching internship.


Follow the program on Twitter: @PlymouthLMSETI

For more information about the LMS Program, please contact:

Pam Harland
Program Coordinator
Plymouth State University, Department of Education Leadership Learning & Curriculum
pcharland(at)plymouth.edu | @pamlibrarian