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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.

  • Academic Libraries
  • Archival Studies and Preservation Management
  • Children and Young Adult Services
  • Cultural Heritage Institutions
  • Digital Image Management
  • Generalist
  • Health Sciences Information Services in Academic Environments
  • Health Sciences Information Services in Health Care & Research Environments
  • Information Policy
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Information Services
  • Management/Administration
  • Public Libraries
  • Reference
  • Reference: Instructional Services
  • School Library Certification - this area has a required program of study.
  • Technical Services

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