Library Information Technology

The online Graduate Certificate in Library Information Technology serves the needs of those who wish to enter the rapidly expanding information field. This certificate seeks to provide students and information professionals with the tools needed to use technology efficiently and effectively for gathering, storing, and disseminating information. This Graduate Certificate also serves the needs of those with graduate degrees who wish to improve technology skills.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered fully online.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredit university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Application Process

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

In addition, to the application forms please submit:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. A resume
  3. Letter of Intent




15 total credit hours for the certificate. Three hours of a required core class.

  • LIS 5268 – Microcomputer Applications in Library & Information Centers


Students must choose from the following courses for the remaining 12 credits.

  • LIS 5937 – Wikipedia Governance
  • LIS 5937 – Search Engine Society & Digital Natives
  • LIS 5937 – Introduction to Big Data
  • LIS 5937 – Social Media for Information Professionals
  • LIS 6303 – Preparing Instructional Media
  • LIS 5315 – Instructional Graphics
  • LIS 6316 – Visualization of Knowledge
  • LIS 6463 – Library Networks & Systems
  • LIS 6609 – Online Information Systems & Sources

Other electives as approved by faculty advisor.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Course credits earned in the certificate may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language.

Time Limit

Three years


David Chapel
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James E. Andrews. Ph.D.
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