Area Library Science/Librarianship Degrees

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Indiana University Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolis, Indiana


The IUPUI School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) program in Indianapolis offers a Masters in Library Science degree accredited by the American Library Association. The SLIS program offers many dual degree and certificate program opportunities. IUPUI welcomes distance education inquires and provides students with the Friday Option (attend classes on campus one day a week). IUPUI strives to meet the needs of today’s learners that are working part/full-time of live far away from campus.

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Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
(812) 855-4848

The Indiana SLIS program (MIS, MLS, & Ph.D.) in Bloomington is also accredited by the American Library Association and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in Indiana. The Bloomington SLIS program is nationally known as one of the best programs for library and information education.

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Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
(270) 745-0111

Western Kentucky University offers an undergraduate minor program, Library Media Education. This 18-24 hour program focuses on school media services and educational technology. Courses include: Storytelling, Creative Media Experiences for Children, Program Organization and Administration, Collection Management, Classification and Cataloging, Information Sources and Services and more.

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University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
(859) 257-9000

The University of Kentucky offers a MSLS or MA degree that is accredited by the American Library Association. UK provides a distance education program for non-traditional students and features off-campus instruction at Northern Kentucky University, University of Louisville, and at the Louisville Free Public Library. UK’s SLIS masters program is also part of the College of Communication and Information Studies.

Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(217) 333-3280

The University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is recognized as a premier institution, consistently named the top LIS school in the nation. GSLIS has earned its reputation by creating pioneering and innovative educational opportunities, including the oldest extant doctoral program in the country (1948), our award-winning online education program (LEEP in 1996), and an advanced degree in digital libraries (2005).


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Associate of Science - Library Technical Assistant
Campus: Ivy Tech Community College Statewide
Program Type: Associate Degree
Description: This AS degree is offered totally online. It is available to students throughout Indiana who are interested in working in libraries in a support staff position.

Non-Degree Additional Licensure in School Library Media Services
Campus: Indiana State University
Program Type: Graduate Certificate
Description:This on-line program, consisting of 27 hours of integrated library and media courses, leads to additional licensure in school library media services and Indiana certification for public librarian IV. Most of the course requirements pertain to projects related to course-specific proficiencies.

Public Librarian, Level IV Certificate
Campus: Indiana State University
Program Type: Graduate Certificate

Description:This on-line program, consisting of 15 hours of integrated library media courses, allows an individual to obtain certification required for directors of public libraries serving communities with a population of 10,000 or fewer.