Library & Information Science (LIS)

Master of Information

Concentration liaison: Prof. Jenna Hartel

Library and information professionals have expertise in accessing, analyzing, organizing, evaluating, preserving, researching and presenting information found in all types of formats.

They are no longer solely concerned with books, as they are responsible for managing digital data and various new modes of information.

While academic librarians work in academic institutions and public librarians are employed at public libraries, other information professionals are working in corporations, law firms, and government institutions in a variety of roles. For example, prospect researchers are working in development or advancement offices on researching and identifying donor prospects, who are individuals, corporations or foundations. Information professionals are the experts we need in the information age.


Program Features

  • Our program has been continuously accredited by the American Library Assocation (ALA) since 1937 – the North American standard for professional practice in the field.
  • Focus on the fundamentals of the field through required courses. Become versed in the myriad of issues related to the information life cycle: creation, representation, organization, management, dissemination and preservation and its interplay with social, economic, political, and technological forces.
  • Delve into more specialized elective courses that focus either on a type of library audience, such as public or academic; or engage with important contemporary topics, such as information and digital literacies, the evolution of reading practices, or outreach and advocacy.

Found under Master of Information
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