Programs

Post Master's Library and Information Science

Description

The exponential growth of recorded knowledge and the advent of digital technology have combined to transform librarianship. This transformation means an entirely new skill set is required of librarians today. Librarians enrolled in this certificate will update their skills and renew their knowledge in light of the new technological change in the profession. Many of the courses are either partially or whole on-line.

Course location/delivery

This graduate certificate curriculum is offered partially online at the Tampa campus.

Admission requirements

Students must hold a master's degree from an ALA and regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites

None are required.

Requirements

Students, in consultation with an advisor, will choose 6 courses (18 hours) from the list below.

LIS 5268 Microcomputer Apps. For Libraries & Info. Centers - 3 credits
LIS 5937 - ST: Current Issues in Technology - 3 credits
LIS 5937 - ST: Visualization of Knowledge - 3 credits
LIS 5937 - ST: Digital Libraries - 3 credits
LIS 5937 - ST: Libraries as Multicultural Heritage Institutions - 3 credits
LIS 5937 - ST: Multicultural Materials for Children and Young Adults - 3 credits
ECP 6305 - Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
LIS 6260 Information Science for Librarianship - 3 credits
LIS 6402 Advanced Library Administration - 3 credits
LIS 6630 Information Sources in Science and Technology - 3 credits
LIS 6624 Information Sources in Business and Law - 3 credits
LIS 6726C Indexing and Abstracting - 3 credits
LIS 5315 Instructional Graphics - 3 credits

Electives

Students may also choose any other 6000 level course from the Master's program course listing that they have not previously taken.

LIS 6110 - History of Libraries (3)
LIS 6111 - History of Children's Literature (3)
LIS 6523 - Adult Services in Libraries (3)
LIS 6212 - Reading Guidance Programs in Libraries and Classrooms (3)
LIS 6225 - Storytelling (3)
LIS 6260 - Information Science in Librarianship (3)
LIS 6271 - Research Methods in Library and Information Science (3)
LIS 6303 - Preparing Instructional Media (3)
LIS 6402 - Advanced Library Administration (3)'
LIS 6409 - Introduction to Library Administration (3)
LIS 6432 - Seminar in Academic Libraries (3)
LIS 6445 - Seminar in Public Libraries (3)
LIS 6455 - The Organization and Administration of the School Media Center (3)
LIS 6463 - Library Networks and Systems (3)
LIS 6464 - Library Systems Analysis and Planning (3)
LIS 6472 - Seminar in Special Libraries (3)
LIS 6473 - Law Librarianship (3)
LIS 6475 - Health Sciences Librarianship (3)
LIS 6511 - Collection Development and Maintenance (3)
LIS 6542 - The Curriculum and Instructional Technology (3)
LIS 6565 - Books and Related Materials for Young Adults (3)
LIS 6585 - Materials for Children (3)
LIS 6609 - Online information Systems and Sources (3)
LIS 6610 - Information Sources and Services in the Humanities (3)
LIS 6620 - Information Sources and Services in the Social Sciences (3)
LIS 6624 - Information Sources and Services in Business and Law (3)
LIS 6630 - Information Sources and Services in Science and Technology (3)
LIS 6661 - Government Documents (3)
LIS 6724 - Classification and Cataloging of Non-Book Materials (3)
LIS 6725 - Organization of Knowledge I (3)
LIS 6726 - Indexing and Abstracting (3)
LIS 6735 - Technical Services in Small Libraries (3)'
LIS 6745 - Organization of Knowledge II (3)
LIS 6906 - Independent Study (1-4)
LIS 6946 - Supervised Field Work (3)

Time limit

Students have 3 years to complete the certificate.

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

Contacts

Denise Shereff
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