Specialized Focus Areas

Specialized Focus Areas and Certificates

Listed below are options for several areas of specialization within your MA in Library and Information Science. Up to seven courses, or 21 s.h. of electives, may be selected in addition to your initial five required core courses (15 s.h.). For more information on Certificates and Joint Degrees please see our website at Degrees and Certificates.

Academic Librarianship
SLIS:5041 College and University Libraries
SLIS:5700 Cultural Heritage
SLIS:6100 Database Systems
SLIS:6110 Evidence Based Practice
SLIS:6130 Community Engagement
SLIS:6150 Information Behavior
SLIS:6330 Archives & Media
SLIS:6335 Metadata Theories and Applications
SLIS:6345 Stewardship of Information and Collections
SLIS:6490 Information Policy and Ethics
SLIS:5600 History of Readers and Reading
SLIS:6250 Beginning Cataloging and Classification
SLIS:6380 Analysis of Scholarly Domains

Archives & Special Collections
SLIS:5700 Cultural Heritage
SLIS:6100 Database Systems
SLIS:6110 Evidence Based Practice
SLIS:6130 Community Engagement
SLIS:6150 Information Behavior
SLIS:6330 Archives & Media
SLIS:6335 Metadata Theories and Applications
SLIS:6345 Stewardship of Information and Collections
SLIS:6490 Information Policy and Ethics
SLIS:4900 Preservation
SLIS:6145 Digital Preservation and Stewardship
SLIS:6250 Beginning Cataloging and Classification
SLIS:6380 Analysis of Scholarly Domains
SLIS:5600 History of Readers and Reading

Digital Humanities Librarianship - MA + PDH Certificate
SLIS:6100 Database Systems
SLIS:6335 Metadata Theories and Applications
SLIS:6330 Archives & Media
SLIS:6150 Information Behavior
SLIS:6345 Stewardship of Information and Collections
SLIS:6490 Information Policy and Ethics
SLIS:4900 Preservation
SLIS:6145 Digital Preservation and Stewardship
SLIS:6250 Beginning Cataloging and Classification
SLIS:6380 Analysis of Scholarly Domains
SLIS:6585 Visualization
SLIS:6590 DH Capstone
SLIS:7290 DH Theory & Practice
(+ required certificate courses)

Information Processes
SLIS:6020 Literacy and Learning
SLIS:6150 Information Behavior
SLIS:6335 Metadata Theories and Applications
SLIS:6490 Information Policy and Ethics
SLIS:6411 Topics in Library & Information Science (Detecting and Refuting False Information)

MA + BLIS Certificate
SLIS:6330 Archives & Media
SLIS:6130 Community Engagement
SLIS:6335 Metadata Theories and Applications
SLIS:6345 Stewardship of Information and Collections
SLIS:4900 Preservation
SLIS:5600 History of Readers and Reading
SLIS:6145 Digital Preservation and Stewardship
SLIS:6250 Beginning Cataloging and Classification
SLIS:6380 Analysis of Scholarly Domains
(+ required UICB courses)

MA + Informatics Certificate
SLIS:6335 Metadata Theories and Applications
SLIS:6100 Database Systems
SLIS:6130 Community Engagement
SLIS:6150 Information Behavior
SLIS:6490 Information Policy and Ethics
SLIS:6120 Natural Language Processing
SLIS:6250 Beginning Cataloging and Classification
SLIS:6380 Analysis of Scholarly Domains
SLIS:6585 Visualization
(+ required certificate courses)

Medical Librarianship
SLIS:5900 Health Informatics I
IGPI/EPID:5220 Principles of Public Health Informatics
SLIS:6020 Literacy and Learning
SLIS:6110 Evidence-Based Practice in Library and Information Science
SLIS:6150 Information Behavior
SLIS:6160 Search and Discovery
SLIS:6345 Stewardship of Information and Collections
SLIS:6490 Information Policy and Ethics

Public Librarianship
SLIS:5042 Public Libraries
SLIS:6100 Database Systems
SLIS:6110 Evidence Based Practice
SLIS:6130 Community Engagement
SLIS:6335 Metadata Theories and Applications
SLIS:6490 Information Policy and Ethics
SLIS:5200 User Education: Multimedia
SLIS:5220 Resources for Children
SLIS:5230 Resources for Young Adults
SLIS:5240 Resources for Adults
SLIS:5600 History of Readers and Reading
SLIS:6250 Beginning Cataloging and Classification

Teacher Librarian - MA and School Media Certification (all required courses listed)
SLIS:5010 Cultural Foundations
SLIS:5010 Computing Foundations
SLIS:5030 Conceptual Foundations
SLIS:5044 Contextual Foundations - School Library Media Administration
SLIS:5200 User Education: Multimedia
SLIS:5239 Resources for Young Adults
SLIS:6020 Literacy and Learning
SLIS:5220 Resources for Children
SLIS:6110 Evidence Based Practice
SLIS:6530 School Library Practicum
SLIS:6330 Collection Development
SLIS:6115 Information and Inquiry

Youth Services
SLIS:5042 Public Libraries
SLIS:6110 Evidence Based Practice
SLIS:6130 Community Engagement
SLIS:6490 Information Policy and Ethics
SLIS:5200 User Education: Multimedia
SLIS:5220 Resources for Children
SLIS:5230 Resources for Young Adults
SLIS:5600 History of Readers and Reading
SLIS:6250 Beginning Cataloging and Classification