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Areas of Interest

Reference

Suggested Program of Study

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) has developed a program of study for students who are interested in Reference and Information Services. The coursework will provide the professional competencies and standards MLIS graduates should be able to demonstrate for the provision of various types of reference services. These include information and instructional services; research consultation; community outreach in academic, public, and special libraries; and other types of information environments. This program of study covers all the SLIS 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 core competencies by submitting a satisfactory portfolio that serves as the capstone experience for the MLIS degree.

Course

Title

Prerequisites

Credits

701*

Introduction to Library and Information Studies

(Required in the first semester of enrollment)

None

3

702

Introduction to Technical Services

701

3

703

Introduction to Information Sources and Services

None

3

704

Introduction to the Management of Libraries, Media Centers, and Information Agencies

None

3

705*

Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science

9 hours

3

706*

Introduction to Information Technologies

None

3

707*

Information Organization and Retrieval

701

3

728 or 729

Public Library Systems or 
Academic Libraries

728 – 701

729 - 704

3

730

Cataloging Information Materials

707

3

734

Government Information Sources

703 and 707

3

745

Social Science Information Services

703 and 707

3

794

Internship

701, 705, 707 & permission

3

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