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Technical Services Specialization in Master of Library and Information Science

Degree Requirements (39 credit hours)

“Technical Services” does not mean “Technology.”  All information professions use technology.  “Technical Services” is a contrast with “Public Services” which is patron-facing.  Technical Services professionals design and manage the infrastructures of information organization.  Students should take courses that complement their own pre-professional experience.  Explore the website of the ALA’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services to find out what is current and urgent in this area.

The specialization will appear on your transcript.

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