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Areas of Interest

Public Library

Suggested Program of Study

This program of study provides a list of classes that will prepare students for Adult Services, Librarian 1, and other entry level positions in small, medium, and large public libraries.

In addition to the successful completion of a 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
701* Introduction to Library and Information Studies 
(Required in the first semester of enrollment)
 None 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 Public Library Systems 701  
 752 Diversity in Libraries None 3
755 Popular Materials and Programming for Adults None 3
766 Collection Development and Acquisitions 701 3
775 Practicum in organizing and managing Web Resources None 3
794 Internship 701, 705, 707 & permission 3

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