MLIS in Library and Information Science with Emphasis in Youth Services

Degree Requirements

The MLIS program consists of 39 credit hours, 18 credits of required courses.  Each student completes a practicum (two to three credits).
Elective courses are selected in consultation with faculty advisers, 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
IS_LT 7301Introduction to Information Technology3
or IS_LT 9410 Seminar in Information Science and Learning Technology
IS_LT 7305Foundations of Library and Information Science3
IS_LT 7312Principles of Cataloging and Classification3
or IS_LT 7302 Organization of Information
IS_LT 7313Collection and Access Management3
IS_LT 7314Reference Sources and Services3
IS_LT 7315Management of Information Agencies3
Core Youth Services Courses
IS_LT 9405Sociocultural Aspects of Literacy3
or IS_LT 9403 Gender Construction in Children's/Adolescent Literature and Media
IS_LT 9407Intellectual Freedom and Its Discontents3
IS_LT 9431Children's Library Materials3
IS_LT 9433Youth Services in Libraries3
IS_LT 9434Teen Library Materials3
IS_LT 9444The Public Library3
Suggested Electives
IS_LT 7099Making and Education (3D printing)3
IS_LT 9450Research Methods in Information Science and Learning Technologies3
IS_LT 9410Seminar in Information Science and Learning Technology1-3
IS_LT 9426Diversity in the Information Professions3
IS_LT 9013Public Library Administration3
IS_LT 9012Public Library Community Partnerships3
IS_LT 9438Marketing and Libraries3
Capstone: Portfolio Development
Required for all LIS students.