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Areas of Interest

Information Services

Suggested Program of Study

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) has developed a program of study for students enrolled in the "Information Services" area of interest. The coursework selected will provide the skills, knowledge, dispositions and professional values MLIS graduates should be able to demonstrate for the provision of various types of user services, such as information and instructional services; research consultation; community outreach in academic, public, special libraries and other types of information environments. This program of study covers all the SLIS program core competencies with a special focus in Provision of Information Services and Technology.

In addition to the successful completion of the 36-credit program of study, students will provide evidence that they have met the SLIS program core competencies by submitting a satisfactory portfolio that serves as the capstone experience for the MLIS degree.

Course

Title

Prerequisites

Credits

SLIS 701*

Introduction to Library and Information Studies

None

3

SLIS 702

Introduction to Technical Services

None

3

SLIS 703

Introduction to Information Sources and Services

None

3

SLIS 705*

Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science

9 hours

3

SLIS 706*

Introduction to Information Technologies

None

3

SLIS 707*

Information Organization and Retrieval

701

3

SLIS 740

Online Information Services

707

3

SLIS 745

Social Science Information Services

703, 707

3

SLIS 748

Business Information Sources and Services

740 or approval

3

SLIS 758

Consumer Health Resources and Information Services

None

3

SLIS 775

 Practicum in Organizing and Managing Web Resources

None

3

SLIS 794

Internship in Library and Information Science

701, 705, 707 & permission

3

* MLIS course requirements: SLIS 701, 705, 707 and 706 or Technology Competency Exam