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.

Degree Requirements

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 7301Library and 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
Practicum (3 credit hours)
IS_LT 7380School Library Practicum1-3
or IS_LT 7381 Practicum in Information Agencies
Core ELIP Courses (12 credit hours from the following courses)
IS_LT 7361Introduction to Digital Media3
IS_LT 9454Copyright in Libraries3
IS_LT 9471Instructional Systems Design3
IS_LT 9450Research Methods in Information Science and Learning Technologies3
IS_LT 9452Information Literacy Instruction3
IS_LT 9457Designing Computer Support for Cooperative Work3
IS_LT 9467Technology to Enhance Learning3
IS_LT 9473Project Management3
IS_LT 9485Designing Online Learning3
Electives (6 credit hours)

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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.


SISLT Student Services 
304 Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-4546 or toll free 877-747-5868

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.

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