Lindenwood offers the program both online and in a hybrid format, and allows you the chance to assess your strengths and weaknesses in areas of library and media, like literature, technology, and leadership and innovative practice. You can select courses designed to strengthen any weaknesses you may have so you will be ready to enter the field. See the program handbook for more information.
What this means for you is that you can personalize your learning experience by selecting your own courses. This is unlike any K-12 library/media certification program available in Missouri or most surrounding states. Courses you can take include Foundations in Librarianship, Innovation Mindset, Multimedia Applications, Character Education, and many more.
The degree program offers leadership and innovation courses, while helping you develop a clear picture of the needs and possibilities in school library media and technology. These courses will help you hone your skills and knowledge to prepare you for the ever-increasing standards and expectations of librarians, coordinators, and directors, and prepares you to serve as a recognized thought leader in your school and community.
Once you complete your Master of Arts in Integrated School Library Media and Technology, you can choose a variety of career paths, including school library media specialist, educational technology coordinator, director of innovation, and many more! The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a great tool to help you decide which career path is right for you.
Learn more about the life of a school library media specialist by watching the webinar below.
Library and Media Technology Faculty
Dr. Amy Peach, Asst. Professor and Program Chair
Dr. Amy Peach is Assistant Professor and program chair for the Library/Media program. She teaches educational technology, library/media, leadership & innovation, and research methods. She also helps lead the IDEA Studio, an educational technology and innovative practice lab in the new library. She loves connecting with practicing professionals pursuing graduate work and supporting their career goals beyond graduation.
Outside of Lindenwood she serves as Board Chair of Connected Learning and consults with area schools on technology integration. She lives in Maplewood with her husband, Jason, and daughters Avery and Meggie.
Stacie Gates, Adjunct Instructor
Stacie Gates is in her 10th year as a Library Media Specialist at St. Charles West High School. She earned her Master’s in Education with Library Media Specialist emphasis from Lindenwood. She not only loves the opportunity to assist students and staff with a vast variety of research, technological, and academic needs, but she enjoys sharing that passion with future librarians.