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Areas of Interest

The Master of Library and Information Science degree is a program of basic professional education designed to prepare students for entry into positions in libraries and information centers in colleges, schools, communities, industries, and businesses. The MLIS program provides students with a strong core of general knowledge of the profession and the opportunity to explore individual areas of interest as related to specific career preparation.

The list below outlines the areas of interest students may want to pursue. Each area of interest includes a suggested Program of Study – an outline of the courses faculty recommend for each area. The School Library Certification area, however, has a required program of study.

  • ISCI 711 – Intro to Archival and Records Studies
  • ISCI 724 – Special Libraries
  • ISCI 729 – Academic Libraries
  • ISCI 730 – Cataloging Information Materials
  • ISCI 731 – Subject Analysis and Classification
  • ISCI 733 – Serials
  • ISCI 735 – Metadata
  • ISCI 752 – Diversity in Libraries
  • ISCI 753 – Seminar in Information Studies
  • ISCI 765 – Planning Library Facilities
  • ISCI 766 – Collection Development & Archives
  • ISCI 768 – Problems in Library & Information Agency Administration
  • ISCI 770 – Design and Management of Databases
  • ISCI 777 – Design and Management of Digital Image Collections
  • ISCI 781 – Critical Cultural Info Studies
  • ISCI 782 – Social Justice Storytelling & Advocacy
  • ISCI 600 – Storytelling: Theory, Practice, & Development
  • ISCI 718 – History of Children’s & YA Literature
  • ISCI 728 – Public Library Systems
  • ISCI 751 – Libraries, Literacy, and Literature
  • ISCI 752 – Diversity in Libraries
  • ISCI 754 – Programming for Children & YA
  • ISCI 756 – Children’s Materials
  • ISCI 757 – Young Adult Materials
  • ISCI 760 – Materials and Services for Latino Youth
  • ISCI 782 – Social Justice Storytelling & Advocacy
  • ISCI 720 – School Library Media Program Development
  • ISCI 751 – Libraries, Literacy, and Literature
  • ISCI 752 – Diversity in Libraries
  • ISCI 756 – Children’s Materials
  • ISCI 757 – Young Adult Materials
  • ISCI 760 – Materials and Services for Latino Youth
  • ISCI 764 – Universal Design and Accessibility for Youth
  • ISCI 765 – Planning Library Facilities
  • ISCI 781 – Critical Cultural Info Studies
  • ISCI 782 – Social Justice Storytelling & Advocacy
  • ISCI 794 – Internship in Library and Information Science – School Library Track internships only
  • ISCI 797 – Special Topic: LGBTQ+ Materials and Services for Libraries
  • ISCI 797 – Special Topics courses (depending on the topic)
  • ISCI 534 – Knowledge Discovery Techniques
  • ISCI 560 – Information Visualization
  • ISCI 608 – Information Behavior & Practices
  • ISCI 709 – Fundamentals of Data & Digital Communications
  • ISCI 710 – History of Information Organizations and Technologies
  • ISCI 726 – Knowledge Management for LIS Professionals
  • ISCI 730 – Cataloging Information Materials
  • ISCI 731 – Subject Analysis and Classification
  • ISCI 733 – Serials
  • ISCI 735 – Metadata
  • ISCI 749 – Health Sciences Information Resources
  • ISCI 753 – Seminar in Information Studies
  • ISCI 770 – Design and Management of Databases
  • ISCI 776 – Web Technologies for Information Specialists
  • ISCI 777 – Design and Management of Digital Image Collections
  • ISCI 780 – Information Networks
  • ISCI 781 – Critical Cultural Info Studies
  • ISCI 600 – Storytelling: Theory, Practice, & Development
  • ISCI 728 – Public Library Systems* (students pursuing the certificate in Public Libraries should take this course)
  • ISCI 730 – Cataloging Information Materials
  • ISCI 751 – Libraries, Literacy, and Literature
  • ISCI 752 – Diversity in Libraries
  • ISCI 753 – Seminar in Information Studies
  • ISCI 754 – Programming for Children & YA
  • ISCI 755 – Programming and Materials for Adults
  • ISCI 756 – Children’s Materials
  • ISCI 757 – Young Adult Materials
  • ISCI 760 – Materials and Services for Latino Youth
  • ISCI 765 – Planning Library Facilities
  • ISCI 766 – Collection Development & Acquisitions
  • ISCI 768 – Problems in Library & Information Agency Administration
  • ISCI 770 – Design and Management of Databases
  • ISCI 782 – Social Justice Storytelling & Advocacy
The School Library Certification area, however, has a required program of study.

The Social Work Track will equip you to foster inclusive, supportive and resilient communities. This track is tailored to empower library professionals with a profound understanding and practical skillset in navigating and addressing complex societal challenges.

  • ISCI 781 – Critical Information Studies
  • ISIC 797 – Topic: Trauma-Informed Librarianship
  • ISCI 797 – Topic: Crisis Communication
  • ISCI 797 – Topic: Crisis Management
  • ISCI 710 – History of Information Organizations and Technologies
  • ISCI 711 – Intro to Archival and Records Studies* (students interested in pursuing a certificate in Archives should take this course)
  • ISCI 717 – Special Collections Librarianship
  • ISCI 719 – Preservation Planning & Administration
  • ISCI 724 – Special Libraries
  • ISCI 725 – Digital Libraries
  • ISCI 729 – Academic Libraries
  • ISCI 730 – Cataloging Information Materials
  • ISCI 735 - Metadata
  • ISCI 766 – Collection Development & Archives
  • ISCI 768 – Problems in Library & Information Agency Administration
  • ISCI 770 – Design and Management of Databases
  • ISCI 776 – Web Technologies for Information Specialists
  • ISCI 777 – Design and Management of Digital Image Collections
  • ISCI 782 – Social Justice Storytelling & Advocacy

 


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