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Engage the Digital Age With an MLIS Degree

Discover new career avenues within and outside traditional librarianship through our Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in “special” libraries, such as corporate, medical, law, health care, publishing and consulting are expected to be the largest growing sector of library jobs over the next decade. You will learn to manage vast quantities of information and analyze, evaluate and organize it using the latest technologies. The flexible MLIS program, offered online, on campus or a hybrid combination of both, is ranked 6th nationally by U.S. News and World Report, and #2 for school library media across the country.

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Fall 2014 Advising and Registration

Faculty advising is now underway, and registration for the fall 2014 semester began on Sunday, March 30.  You can register for classes via the online Web registration system, WebReg. The fall 2014 schedule of classes is now posted, and is also available at the university’s Schedule of Classes site. Descriptions of Specials Topics courses for the fall 2014 semester are also available. Learn more.

Tonight! MLIS Colloquium: Libraries, National Security and Privacy

Join us at 7:00 PM tonight, in the Scholarly Communication Center in Alexander Library for the final MLIS Colloquium of the semester, "Libraries, National Security and Privacy," featuring George Christian, executive director of Library Connection, and Patrice McDermott, executive director of 

The lecture, sponsored by the ACRL-NJ and Rutgers University Libraries, is free and open to the public. Pre-lecture refreshments will be provided by LISSA at 6 PM.

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Navigating the Admissions Process

The MLIS program continually seeks for candidates who will best exemplify the highest standards of librarianship. The admissions committee considers your potential for graduate study, as well as your promise in rendering outstanding service to the field of library science.

Resources Available to You

Students are strongly advised to participate in faculty advising, especially new students and those with questions about graduation requirements. Our esteemed faculty will guide you in making choices that reflect your career goals. We also encouraged your to become an active member of the LIS student organization, which makes significant contributions on the local and national levels.


Select a Specialization

The MLIS program integrates theory seamlessly with today’s technologies, featuring key specializations that will give you an expertise crucial to so many careers, such as information technology, knowledge management, digital media libraries or academic libraries. Faculty will help guide you to the appropriate specialization based on your future goals.