New Cohort for a Master’s in Library Science Through ODU – Q&A on March 25

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ACPS is excited to announce the creation of a cohort program through Old Dominion University for those teachers interested in pursuing a Master’s in Library Sciences. To learn more about the program, please join us for a Q&A with ODU faculty on March 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Professional Learning Center at Seminole Place (click here for directions). Please email Jenn Sublette at with any questions.


Start Date: Summer Session of 2019

Program Length: 10 Courses with qualifications for seeking a library position by fall of 2020

Cost: ACPS will provide financial support with a guarantee that teachers will pay no more than $250 per course. This support includes use of PDRP funds.

Format: Coursework largely will be completed online with only a few face-to-face meetings required during the program.

Admissions: Participants must be full-time teachers of Albemarle County throughout the length of the program. Participants will need to complete an application to join the ACPS cohort, as there are limited spaces, and an application to be accepted as a graduate student at Old Dominion University.

Important Dates:

  • April 8 – Submission Deadline for ACPS Application
  • April 15 – Decisions Communicated to ACPS Candidates
  • April 29 – Submission Deadline for ODU Application
  • May 13 – Deadline for Registering for Summer Courses
  • May 20 – Summer Courses Start

Proposed Plan of Study (30 Credit hours)

Summer 2019

  • LIBS 602 Production of Instructional Media (3 credits)
  • LIBS 642 Children’s Literature Across the Curriculum PK-8 (3 credits)or LIBS 644 Literature and Media for Young Adults (3 credits)

Fall 2019

  • LIBS 608 Foundations in Library and Information Science (3 credits)
  • LIBS 642 Children’s Literature Across the Curriculum PK-8 (3 credits), 644, or 655 Methods and Strategies for the School Library (3 credits)

Spring 2020

  • LIBS 674 Management and Leadership in Library and Information Science (3 credits)
  • LIBS 676 Library Media Services and the Curriculum (3 credits)

Summer 2020

  • LIBS 658 Knowledge Resources: Planning, Selecting & Managing Collections (3 credits)
  • LIBS 677 Technical Services in Libraries (3 credits)

Fall 2020

  • LIBS 668 Internship in School Libraries (3 credits) (supervised mentorship, if hired as school librarian)
  • LIBS 612 Research Methods in Library and Information Science       (3 credits)

Summer 2021

  • LIBS 668 Internship in School Libraries (3 credits); traditional student teaching (if not hired with mentorship)