The Department of Library and Information Science offers a 36-credit Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree on campus and online. Accredited by the American Library Association, the program integrates theory and practice and features specializations in school libraries, social media, digital libraries and knowledge management.
U.S. News and World Report ranks the MLIS program #6 overall and #2 for school library media across the nation. Our outstanding and highly cited faculty members are leading scholars in the LIS field. They are nationally recognized for engaging in original research that addresses cutting edge topics in LIS, including social media networks, digital learning environments, human information behavior, data curation and management, archives, and learning and digital youth.
The MLIS program has a flexible and integrated array of courses that prepare graduates for careers in librarianship in academic, public, school and special libraries, as well as in other information professions. Students have ample opportunity to network with area LIS professionals, learn through work experience in a wide-range of internship venues and participate as leaders of our active LIS student organizations.
Learn more about how the MLIS program conforms to the Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies and read the Program Presentation prepared for the most recent re-accreditation.
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Spring Term Advising and Registration
Spring term registration began on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 10 p.m. The list of spring term class offerings is now available.
Online signup for faculty advising for the spring 2014 semester is now available, and extends through Friday Nov. 8. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in faculty advising, especially new students and those with any questions about graduation requirements. Faculty members have identified the windows of time during which they will be available for advising. They are also willing to do advisement by e-mail, phone, chat and Skype. If you do not find a time listed that is possible for you to meet with your advisor, feel free to contact him/her about other dates and times.
To make an appointment with your adviser, go to LIS Advising for Spring 2014. Use your University NetID and password for the STUDENT LOGIN.
Read more about Spring 2014 advising and registration.
We are very pleased to announce that, due to a gift from a generous donor, we will be able to offer need-based scholarships of $500 for up to 10 students to help defray the costs of traveling to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Read more about this exciting opportunity being offered as part of the Special Topics course during the spring semester — International K-12 Books and Trip to the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, Italy.
We will offer a three-credit course on British Collections and Archives in England, May 20–June 2, 2014. The trip will include visits to libraries in London, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Birmingham, as well as lectures at Wroxton College, where the program will be based. See the draft course outline for additional details.
Rutgers MLIS Program Earns the Strongest Endorsement Possible from the American Library Association
The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has voted to grant reaccreditation for the maximum possible term of seven years to SC&I's Master of Library and Information Science program. This decision was made at the committee meeting on Jan. 23, 2012, at the ALA’s annual meeting in Dallas.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013