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Public Librarianship/Adult Services Specialization in Master of Library and Information Science

Degree Requirements (39 credit hours)

Public librarians are often able to serve in many different capacities in their careers, in different roles, especially in smaller libraries. If you have technical talent and wish to be involved with webpage or website issues, consider S532 Information Architecture. To understand how a library’s ILS (Integrated library System) works, consider S554 Library systems. If you wish to contribute to the organization of digital resources, consider S634 Metadata and/or S652 Digital Libraries. Consider the size and location of your preferred public library to help guide you to a better choice of electives.

The specialization will appear on your transcript.

See the Advising Handbook for more information and a specialization checklist.

Foundations (18 cr.)

Choose one of the following courses.

Specialization Core (6 cr.)

Specialization Electives (15 cr.)

Choose five courses from below or other open electives of your choice.