Children and Youth Library Services
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Overview
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Children and youth library services is a program that prepares individuals to provide library and information services and programming for children and young adults. includes instruction in information needs of children and young adults, resources and services for children and young adults, literature for youth, storytelling, multi-ethnic materials, library management, and information technology for librarians.
Careers for program graduates
Following are recommended careers for people who earn children and youth library services degrees, with color indicating the most common education attained by other workers.
Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
No degree
Current Award Levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in children and youth library services at each level last year.
010203040Postbaccalaureate CertMaster's DegreePost-master's Cert
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Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all children and youth library services graduates from this last academic year.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 92% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in children and youth library services earned in the last academic year, 94% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 95% of other programs.
Completions History

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Number of graduates
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Post-master's Cert
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Library Science and Administration doing?

Below you'll see the distribution of the starting salaries and accumulated federal and private educational loans across schools that offer a program in the field library science and administration, which includes children and youth library services.

Median starting salaries
$41K$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50KMaster's
Median cumulative loan amount
$35K$0$20K$40K$60KMaster's
Where can I complete this program?
Explore schools that offer children and youth library services degrees and certificates

Use this list to identify high-performing schools in convenient locations that offer this program. Select the orange scatter button to see typical starting salaries and student loans by school and award level for the broad program Library Science and Administration. (Salary data is only available for large programs.)

Understanding the columns

The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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