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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