Lindenwood offers a complete program that focuses on many areas of library and media. These include literature, technology, and leadership and innovative practice. This program helps prepare you for the K-12 library/media certification available in Missouri or most surrounding states. Courses you can take include Foundations in Librarianship, Innovation Mindset, Multimedia Applications, and Character Education.
The Integrated School Library Media and Technology (MA) 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.
Learn more about the life of a school library media specialist by watching the webinar below.
Library and Media Technology Faculty
Tonya Thompson, Assistant Professor
Dr. Tonya Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Lindenwood University. She also serves as program chair for the School Library Media and Technology program and teaches courses in library, literature, and research. She earned a BS in communications and mass media, an MA in education and an MS in instructional technology, as well as her doctorate in educational leadership. Before moving into higher education, she worked for 16 years as a library media specialist, professional development leader, and communications manager for a large public school.
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.
Christina Thompson, Adjunct Instructor
Along with joining the faculty at Lindenwood as an adjunct, Mrs. Thompson has been a library media specialist at Ritenour High School in St. Louis County since 2008. Prior to that role, she taught English for Pattonville High School and for Salem High School. Mrs. Thompson earned an Education Specialist in Information Resources from the University of Central Missouri and also served there as an adjunct instructor. She holds an MA in TESOL from Webster University and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri.