Academic Librarianship Specialization in Master of Library and Information Science
Degree Requirements (39 credit hours)
Academic librarians will find both S505 Evaluation and S506 Intro to Research useful for their careers. If you have no academic library experience, consider strongly an internship in which you can experience student instruction; plan this for a fall or spring semester after you have completed 18 credits.
The specialization will appear on your transcript.
See the Advising Handbook for more information and a specialization checklist.
Foundations (18 cr.)
- LIS S500 Methods and Tools for the Information Profession
- LIS S501 Information Sources and Services
- LIS S502 Acquisitions and Management of Knowledge and Information
- LIS S503 Organization and Representation of Knowledge and Information
- LIS S552 Academic Library Management
Choose one of the courses below:
Specialization Core (9 cr. )
Select 3 courses from below.
- LIS S511 Database Design
- LIS S574 Information Instruction
- LIS S533 Online Searching
- LIS S583 Data Curation and Management
- LIS S604 Topics in Library and Information Science (Community and Data)
- LIS S656 Scholarly Communication
Specialization Electives (12 cr.)
Choose 4 courses from below or other open electives of your choice.
- LIS S521 Humanities Information
- LIS S522 Social Science Information
- LIS S523 Science & Technology Information
- LIS S525 Government Information
- LIS S526 Business Information
- LIS S532 Information Architecture for the Web
- LIS S541 Information Policy
- LIS S554 Library Systems
- LIS S591 Grant Writing
- LIS S604 Topics in Library and Information Science (Makerspaces as Learning Environments)
- LIS S621 Audio and Video Sources
- LIS S622 Resources and Services for People with Disabilities
- LIS S632 Advanced Resource Management
- LIS S634 Metadata
- LIS S652 Digital Libraries
- LIS S653 Health Sciences Librarianship
- LIS S654 Law Librarianship