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SLIM Academics + Programs

School of Library and Information Management Academics + Programs

Master of Library Science Programs

Library Science

Master of Library Sciences

Provides the skill sets necessary for the library and information management professions. Careers: library, information/data management, business, community and competitive intelligence careers. Offered as a graduate level program – hybrid online and in-person weekend courses.

Library Science, Archive Studies Concentration

Master of Library Sciences, Concentration

Students learn the basics of archives studies including archives philosophy and ethics, principles of archival organization and development, and techniques of preservation and storage. This program is offered in a hybrid format, and the face-to-face component is available at multiple locations across the U.S.

Library Science, Informatics Concentration

Master of Library Sciences, Concentration

Students study interdisciplinary knowledge and problem-solving skills in the rapidly emerging areas of information technology applications. They cover the general theories of information and systems, major techniques of information retrieval and management, and practical skills of communication, problem solving, and project management that information professionals and system analyst should possess.

Library Science, Leadership & Administration Concentration

Master of Library Sciences, Concentration

The School of Library and Information Management at ESU offers the MLS degree in a hybrid format, and the face-to-face component can be completed at a number of locations across the U.S. The Leadership & Administration Concentration is designed to equip students for leadership positions in libraries and information organizations.

Library Science, Youth Services Concentration

Master of Library Sciences, Concentration

This concentration is grounded in the recreational, cultural, informational, and educational needs of 21st century youth from birth through the teen years. Students study the selection of a broad range of resources in all media formats to reflect awareness of, and sensitivity to, the social and cultural needs of all youth and the design of reader’s advisory services, library programs, and literacy activities in public and school library settings.

Doctor of Philosophy Programs

Library and Information Management

Doctor of Philosophy

Scholars are prepared for leadership in teaching, research, and administration in higher education, information organizations, and related fields. Hybrid online and on campus offering.

Library and Information Management, Informatics Concentration

Doctor of Philosophy, Concentration

This degree is designed to prepare scholars for leadership in teaching, research, and administration in higher education, information organizations, and related fields. Offered in a hybrid format.

Library and Information Management, Information Systems Concentration

Doctor of Philosophy, Concentration

This degree is designed to prepare scholars for leadership in teaching, research, and administration in higher education, information organizations, and related fields. Offered in a hybrid format.

Library and Information Management, Instructional Design and Technology Concentration

Doctor of Philosophy, Concentration

This degree is designed to prepare scholars for leadership in teaching, research, and administration in higher education, information organizations, and related fields. This program is offered in a hybrid format, and the face-to-face component is available at multiple locations across the U.S.

Certificate Programs

Archives Studies

Certificate Program

The Archives Studies certificate program is an 18-credit hour graduate certificate program through the School of Library and Information Management. The goal of the Archives Studies Certificate Program is to prepare students for a career in an archives or special collections setting.

Health Information Professionals Certificate

Certificate

This 18-credit hour graduate program is offered entirely online and is intended for individuals interested in Health Information Science, with coursework in Informatics, Consumer Health Information, and Information Retrieval & Transfer.

Informatics

Certificate Program

A collection of courses (18 credit hours) designed to provide training and competency in informatics. Hybrid online and in-person offering.

Information, Technology and Scientific Literacy

Certificate Program

Learn techniques for collaboration as instructional partners between Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers and professional librarians. Offered online.

Leadership and Administration in Information Organizations

Certificate Program

The Leadership and Administration in Information Organizations Certificate Program (ASC) is an 18-credit hour certificate program through the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) and Emporia State University’s Graduate Office. The goal of the Program is to prepare students for a leadership positions within libraries and information organizations.

Youth Services

Certificate Program

Offered as a graduate level program – hybrid online and in-person weekend courses.

Licensure Programs

School Library Media

Licensure

This is an exciting time to be a school librarian and information teacher. Never before has there been so much research to help advocates make the case for school libraries and fully licensed school librarians at every stage of youth development and education. It is clear that students learn 21st century learning skills best through state-of-the-art school library media programs.

School Library Media Licensure-South Dakota

Licensure

School Media Licensure provides existing teachers and librarians the additional training and knowledge to better serve their students with TM specialized courses focusing on teaching information literacy, children and young adult programming, and media collection and management.