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Fast Track - M.L.I.S.

Information Services

Our students in this program learn the skills to do research consultation, provide various types of information and instructional services, and do community outreach in academic, public and special libraries.


This program of study covers all the library school’s core competencies with a special focus in information services and technology.

In addition to completing the 36 credit program of study, students submit a portfolio proving that they have met the school’s core competencies. This serves as the program’s capstone experience.

The fast track program is highly structured. Here are the courses you will take.

Course Number Title of Course
SLIS 701 Introduction to Library and Information Studies
SLIS 702 or 728 Introduction to Technical Services or Public Library Systems
SLIS 703 Introduction to Information Sources and Services
SLIS 705 Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science
SLIS 706 Introduction to Information Technologies
SLIS 707 Information Organization and Retrieval
SLIS 740  Online Information Services
SLIS 745 Social Science Information Services
SLIS 748 Business Information Sources and Services
SLIS 758 Consumer Health Resources and Information Services
SLIS 775 Practicum in Organizing and Managing Web Resources
SLIS 794 Internship in Library and Information Science