Curriculum

The Definitive Curriculum in Library Leadership

To succeed in today’s world of library and information fields, you should have a strong understanding of how the field has evolved and a leadership philosophy that reflects those changes.

A unique relationship with the Marshall School of Business helps the MMLIS and LIM Graduate Certificate online programs transcend the average library and information science program. These innovative programs offer management-based coursework designed to help forge the field’s next generation of librarian leaders.

MMLIS Courses

Foundation and Required Courses

The MMLIS consists of 12 core courses for a total of 31 credits. The program is structured over five 15-week semesters and can be completed in as few as 20 months.

GBSA 502Management Communication for Leaders3 units
LIM 500Fundamentals of Library and Information Science3 units
GSBA 509Marketing Management1.5 units
GSBA 510Accounting Concepts and Financial Reporting1.5 units
LIM 502Collection Development and Management3 units
LIM 503Information Description, Organization and Retrieval3 units
LIM 504Research Methods in Library and Information Management3 units
LIM 535Information Sources and Services2 units
LIM 536Library Project Management2 units
LIM 537Legal, Ethical, and Strategic Fundamentals for Library Managers3 units
LIM 593Independent Research in Library and Information Management3 units
LIM 595Internship in Library and Information Management2 units
LIM 598Capstone3 units

Electives

Select three courses for a total of 9 credits.

LIM 511Instructional Strategies for Information Professionals3 units
LIM 563Partnerships and Collaborations in Libraries3 units
LIM 562Library and Information Technology Management3 units
LIM 552Strategic Information and Competitive Analysis3 units

LIM Graduate Certificate Courses

Required Courses

The LIM Graduate Certificate consists of six courses for a total of 16 credits and can be completed in as few as 8 months.

GSBA 502Management Communication for Leaders3 units
LIM 563Partnerships and Collaborations in Libraries3 units
LIM 562Library and Information Technologies3 units
LIM 591BResearch and Professional Application (Project Management focus)2 units
LIM 591DResearch and Professional Application (Independent Study/Research Paper)2 units
GSBA 509Marketing Management1.5 units
GSBA 510Accounting Concepts and Financial Reporting1.5 units