Long Island University

Palmer School of Library and Information Science

Advanced Certificate in Public Library Administration


720 Northern Blvd

Brookville, NY 11548

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Advanced Certificate in Public Library Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Palmer School’s post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Studies in Public Library Administration is designed to develop and enhance the management skills and credentials of professional librarians working within the public library sector and to train the leaders of tomorrow. The program offers students interested in public library administration a comprehensive education based on practical experience in the critical aspects of managing a public library. The Public Library Administrator's Certificate program consists of five courses that carry graduate academic credit and culminate in an Advanced Certificate in Public Library Administration, recognized by the New York State Education Department. The program is designed to: -Provide a solid management education program for public library administrators -Update librarians on new management principles and organizational structures -Integrate these concepts and illustrate their practical application within the public library setting -Explore current issues and trends in public library management and improve leadership skills within the workplace -Provide a forum where important management issues germane to public librarians can be discussed in light of the theoretical constructs covered with this program Career Opportunities The growing complexity of public institutions has forced governing boards to become far more selective in choosing their administrators. A working understanding of the law, human resources, finance and facilities is now a fundamental requirement for public library administrators as directors or middle managers. The certificate program of the Palmer Institute covers all content areas required in the New York State Public Library Director civil service examination series. The program has been recognized by the New York State Education Department as a formally approved N.Y.S. Certificate of Advanced Studies.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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