Required Core Courses (22 Hours)
LI801 Foundations of Library and Information Science (3 hours)
LI802 Information-seeking Behavior and Reference Services (3 hours)
LI804 Organization of Information (3 hours)
LI805 Management and Information Organizations (3 hours)
LI810 Research in Library and Information Science (3 hours)
LI815 Information Technology (3 hours)
LI855 Collection Development and Management (3 hours)
LI880 Capstone Course: Assessing the MLS Experience (1 hour)
Electives (14 Hours)
To complete their MLS degree, students are required to enroll in 14 elective credit hours from the SLIM MLS catalog. A 9 credit hour concentration would apply towards the 14 credit hours of electives.
TOTAL HOURS FOR MLS DEGREE: 36 hours
Students may choose to earn a concentration within the MLS degree. If opting to earn a concentration, students must complete 9 credit hours of prescribed coursework. A 9 credit hour concentration would apply towards the 14 credit hours of electives required for the MLS degree.
Students learn the basics of archives studies including archives philosophy and ethics, principles of archival organization and development, and techniques of preservation and storage.
LI809 Introduction to Archives (3 hours)
LI818 Archival Arrangement and Description (3 hours)
LI827 Preservation Strategies (3 hours)
Librarianship for Children and Young Adults
Students receive grounding in early literacy and in providing enriched reading environments for children from birth through young adulthood. Emphasis is placed on familiarity with a broad range of reading materials, including multicultural/secondary language and high-interest/low vocabulary, as well as techniques for successful programming to support a dynamic reading program.
LI829 Resources and Services for Early Learners (2 hours)
LI831 Resources and Services for Children (3 hours)
LI832 Resources and Services for Young Adults (3 hours)
LI857 Designing and Implementing Programs for Children and Young Adults (1 hour)
Leadership and Administration
Students study techniques of leadership and organizational behavior from the standpoint of the information organization, including advocacy for the organization with both internal and external stakeholders and funding sources. Change management and project management theories and techniques are also discussed.
LI850 Leadership and Information Organizations (3 hours)
LI859 Project Management in Information Organizations (3 hours)
LI868 Advocacy and Information Organizations (3 hours)