UWM’s Library Science degree program (MLIS), accredited by the American Library Association since 1976, prepares librarians and information professionals to manage change in an urbanized, technologically oriented and knowledge-based society. Its systematic course of study enables individuals with a strong service orientation to apply principles of library and information science, to use current methods and tools, and to recognize the value of research.
Our online program is one of the longest running online MLIS programs in the nation.
The library science degree program can be tailored to meet the needs of individual students. A variety of transcript-designated concentrations and areas of specialization are available, which gives students the opportunity to customize their elective coursework and focus their studies on a special area of interest.
Available transcript-designated concentrations include
- Archival Studies
- Information Organization
- Information Technology
- Public Library
- School Library Media/ Librarianship for Teachers
- School Library Media/ Librarianship for Non-Teachers
Areas of specialization include Academic Libraries, Digital Libraries, Information Law, Policy & Ethics, Information Literacy, and Special Libraries.
The MLIS program not only prepares graduates for traditional librarian positions in public, academic and special libraries but also for careers in new and emerging information professions.