School Library Specialization in Master of Library and Information Science
Degree Requirements (39 credit hours)
This specialization checklist is only applicable to those who already have a valid Indiana teaching license. Those pursuing a career in school librarianship and do not already have a license need to speak with the School Library coordinator, Kym Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The specialization will appear on your transcript.
See the Advising Handbook for more information and a specialization checklist.
Foundations (15 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 S671 School Media
Choose one of the following courses.
Specialization Core (9 cr.)
- LIS S571 Materials for Youth
- LIS S574 Information Instruction
- LIS S605 Internship in Library and Information Science (in school library or youth services department of public library unless waived in writing or email by advisor and submitted to Department of Library and Information Science office for the student academic record)
Specialization Electives (12 cr.)
Choose four of the following courses or other open electives of your choice.
- LIS S532 Information Architecture for the Web
- LIS S533 Online Searching
- LIS S541 Information Policy
- LIS S557 Marketing for Libraries
- LIS S604 Topics in Library and Information Science (1-4 credits)
- 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 S640 Seminar on Intellectual Freedom
- LIS S672 Seminar on Literature for Youth