Graduate Certificate

of Professional Studies in
Youth Experience (YX)
Information Session
January 10, 2017
1PM EST

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How do we become this
librarian?

What is YX?
YX is…
•Inspired by UX
•Designed for public librarians working
directly with teens and children
•A program informed by research in
learning sciences, CS, HCI, design, youth
librarianship, and teen/children
culture/development
•Online, except 1.5 day in-person
orientation at UMD
•12 Credits (4 courses)
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At the completion of the certificate, librarians will be

• Facilitate learning with technology in any
physical, virtual or hybrid learning
environment using tested skills and
practices for different types of youth.
• Utilize methods for engaging youth as codesigners using the design thinking
process.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the
issues, concepts, and policies related to
youth-led learning and programming
through libraries.

At the completion of the certificate, librarians will be

• Implement best practices to be inclusive
of all youth’s needs, in particular youth
from disadvantaged populations;
• Apply core theories and models from
information science and learning sciences
to address needs of youth; and
• Partner with other cultural institutions and
community organizations to help with
youth programming, education, and other
projects related to youth development.

Emphasis in YX




Connected Learning
Design Thinking
Technology (low and high)
Community Partnership
Participatory design (teen/children
led and/or equal partnership)

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Course and Activities
Between May 2017 and May 2018, students will complete:
•Orientation and HCIL Symposium – Students will participate in
an in person orientation to the YX Certificate and attend the
Human Computer Interaction Lab Symposium
•Coursework— Students will complete four courses in
sequential order (as a cohort).  All enrolled students will take
the courses together and in the same sequence;
•A community engagement project—The Capstone course (the
4th course) in which each student will plan, develop, and
implement a technology-infused library program that involves
partnership with community partner(s) at their library using
knowledge gained through the previous three courses; and
•Scholarship—throughout the program, students will publish
vignettes and/or scholarly articles in blogs, journals, online
portfolio, present at your local/virtual conferences, etc.
•Participate in pre and post program virtual interviews, and pre
and post certificate assessments.
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Orientation and HCIL
Symposium
As a member of the first YX Cohort,
librarians will come to College Park, MD for
an orientation to the YX Certificate and to
attend the nationally recognized Human
Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)
Symposium. At the HCIL Symposium,
librarians will learn about the latest research
on design thinking, technology and learning,
and usability, among other topics.
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Courses 1
Facilitating Youth Learning in Informal
and Formal Environments (INST 650):
Learn how to facilitate youth learning with an
introduction to the foundational concepts in YX
programs and services, including principles in
working with youth and children; basic theories
and frameworks to inquiry, resources, and
services related to the information needs and
interests of youth and children.
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Courses 2
Promoting Rich Learning with
Technology (INST 651):
Discover how children and teens learn, types
of learning that can happen with technology,
and integration of technologies to facilitate
rich learning experiences.

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Courses 3
Design Thinking and Youth (INST 652):
Learn how to design effective learning
environments inside and outside of libraries
that take the children/teens’ needs into
consideration by involving them in the design
of the programming and services, using
youth-driven methods, participatory design
techniques, and design thinking stages.
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Courses 4
Capstone Course in Youth Experience:
Leverage existing community partnerships or
build new partnerships that will allow students
to put into practice all the skills that they
have learned in the first three courses.
Students will plan, develop, and implement a
technology-infused library program as the
culmination of the course and the certification
program.
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Dr. Mega Subramaniam, Associate Professor
Dr. Subramaniam conducts research on the use of school and
public libraries as effective hybrid spaces to encourage
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
interest among underserved, underrepresented and
disadvantaged young adults.

Dr. Tamara Clegg, Assistant Professor
Dr. Clegg’s research focuses on developing life-relevant
learning environments and supporting technologies for
enabling children to engage in science in the context of
achieving goals relevant to their lives.

Ms. Linda Braun
Ms. Braun is a widely recognized library and learning
consultant with expertise in developing and assessing
creative learning opportunities in informal and formal
environments.
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Application
All applicants must have:
•Received a four-year baccalaureate degree;
•Received a master's degree in library or
information science;
•Earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0
scale) in all prior undergraduate and graduate
course work;
•Must currently be a public librarian working
with children and teens; and
•Certificate must be pertinent to current
position.
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The following must be submitted to the
University of Maryland Graduate School :
•University of Maryland Graduate School
application
•Original transcripts for all graduate and
undergraduate work
•Current resume or CV
•A 500 word Statement of Purpose
•One letter of recommendation from a
supervisor or similar
•GRE scores ARE NOT REQUIRED. (Note: the
option to include them will be offered, you do not need to do so.)
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Application Submission Process
– Applicants must apply electronically through
the Graduate School’s
ApplyYourself/Hobsons system (also
accessible under
https://gradschool.umd.edu/admissions/appli
cation-process/step-step-guide-applying).
See “all other applicants”.
– To ensure the integrity of the application
process, the University of Maryland
authenticates submitted materials through
TurnItIn for Admissions.
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• Hobsons ApplyYourself Educational Intent

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• Hobsons ApplyYourself – Educational Intent
Step 1

Step 2

Complete this section
exactly as shown!

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• Hobsons ApplyYourself – Next Steps

Step 3

Disregar
d

Step 4

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• Hobsons ApplyYourself – Recommendations

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• Hobsons ApplyYourself – Recommendations

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• Hobsons ApplyYourself – Transcripts
• You must upload a transcript
(unofficial or official)
• The you must send official
transcripts hard copy to:
University of Maryland College Park
Enrollment Services Operation—Attn: Graduate Admissions
Room 0130 Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742

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Date

Action

Applications open

January 9, 2017

Application close

February 17, 2017

Decisions announced

March 1, 2017 (tentative)

Return acceptance decision

March 31, 2017 (tentative)

Orientation and Human Computer May 24-25, 2017
Interaction Lab Symposium
INST 650
Late May – August, 2017
INST 651

Late August – November 2017

INST 652

Late November, 2017 – February,
2018
March-May, 2018

INST Capstone

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Costs

Through the generous support of the Institute of Museum and
Library Services (IMLS), tuition for accepted students for the
2017-18 cohort will be defrayed by $1975 per course. The
University of Maryland currently charges $2275.20 per
course. Cost breakdowns per course are as follows:
Tuition for a course [3 credits] **

1953.00

University Fees

322.20

Total per course (current)

2,275.20

Total support from IMLS(fixed)

1975.00

Total out of pocket cost per course
based on current tuition and fees

300.20

Total cost per course will be $300.20. Total cost to complete the program will be
$1200.80. There is also a $75 application fee (this fee is waived if you are a
graduate of UMD).
Tuition and fees may vary for the 2017-2018 academic year. You will get notification
about the final fees in June/July 2017.
** Pending approval of in-state tuition for all online students, tuition may change at
the discretion of the University.
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