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SLIM Master of Library Science-Concentration in Leadership and Administration

Concentration in Leadership and Administration

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Enjoy personal interaction between students and faculty as you combine your MLS studies with an active life.


Program Description

Students in this fully online concentration 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.

Curriculum

Course Requirements

Must Take Two of the Following Courses

LI850 Leadership and Information Organizations (3 hours)

Must take two of the following courses

LI811 Community Needs Analysis (3 hours)

LI825 Multicultural Resources and Services for Libraries (3 hours)

LI833 Resources and Services for Diverse Populations (3 hours)

LI859 Project Management in Information Organizations (3 hours)

LI863 Current Issues in Management in Information Organizations 1-3 hours

LI868 Advocacy and Information Organizations (3 hours)

LI870 Practicum 1-3 hours

LI893 Seminar in Administrative Theory (3 hours)

General Curriculum
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 in Information Organizations (3 hours)

LI810 Research in Library and Information Science (3 hours)

LI855 Collection Development (3 hours)

LI880 Capstone Course: Assessing the MLS Experience (1 hour)

Technology Requirement- select one

LI815 Information Technology (3 hours)

LI843 Web Design and Development (3 hours)

LI844 Database Design (3 hours)

Or another approved technology course (3 hours)

Elective Course Credit Hours (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

Concentrations

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.

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)

Required Courses

Must Take Two of the Following Courses

LI811 Community Needs Analysis (3 hours)

LI825 Multicultural Resources and Services for Libraries (3 hours)

LI833 Resources and Services for Diverse Populations (3 hours)

LI859 Project Management in Information Organizations (3 hours)

LI863 Current Issues in Management in Information Organizations 1-3 hours

LI868 Advocacy and Information Organizations (3 hours)

LI870 Practicum 1-3 hours

LI893 Seminar in Administrative Theory (3 hours)

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