MLIS in Library and Information Science with Emphasis in E-Learning Information Professionals
The MLIS in E-Learning Information Professionals (ELIP) will prepare students to work within an emerging and crucial field within librarianship: e-learning and information delivery. An e-learning information professional is a link between the library and people who use library materials online, either in formal or informal educational environments. They are advocates for the library and for informational materials that enhance the learning experience and they can aid instructors in information provision.
Graduates will have the credentials of an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library program. Students will have the skills and knowledge needed to work in institutions such as schools, libraries, and with companies requiring effective information provision and online teaching skills.
The MLIS degree consists of 39 credit hours, including 18 credits of required courses. Elective courses are selected in consultation with faculty advisors, and specifically, must include 15 credit hours of 9000-level courses, and 12 hours of courses taught by a full-time faculty member.
|Required Courses (18 credit hours)|
|IS_LT 7301||Introduction to Information Technology||3|
|or IS_LT 9410||Seminar in Information Science and Learning Technology|
|IS_LT 7305||Foundations of Library and Information Science||3|
|IS_LT 7312||Principles of Cataloging and Classification||3|
|or IS_LT 7302||Organization of Information|
|IS_LT 7313||Collection and Access Management||3|
|IS_LT 7314||Reference Sources and Services||3|
|IS_LT 7315||Management of Information Agencies||3|
|Practicum (3 credit hours)|
|IS_LT 7380||School Library Practicum||1-3|
|or IS_LT 7381||Practicum in Information Agencies|
|Core ELIP Courses (12 credit hours from the following courses)|
|IS_LT 7361||Introduction to Digital Media||3|
|IS_LT 9454||Copyright in Libraries||3|
|IS_LT 9471||Instructional Systems Design||3|
|IS_LT 9450||Research Methods in Information Science and Learning Technologies||3|
|IS_LT 9452||Information Literacy Instruction||3|
|IS_LT 9457||Designing Computer Support for Cooperative Work||3|
|IS_LT 9467||Technology to Enhance Learning||3|
|IS_LT 9473||Project Management||3|
|IS_LT 9485||Designing Online Learning||3|
|Electives (6 credit hours)|
Graduate Examination Process
In your final semester, you will develop and present a portfolio of your work to demonstrate your mastery of the LIS Student Learning Outcomes. The portfolio contains descriptions of competencies and what they mean to you, explanations of artifacts, and reflections. You should start on your portfolio early in your coursework.
Portfolios can be submitted spring and fall semesters. You will be notified of the submission dates by the SISLT Student Services Office of the specific date at the beginning of your final semester.
Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the minimum requirements of the Master of Library & Information Science program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.