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 13 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 502 Management Communication for Leaders 3 units
LIM 500 Fundamentals of Library and Information Science 3 units
GSBA 509 Marketing Management 1.5 units
GSBA 510 Accounting Concepts and Financial Reporting 1.5 units
LIM 502 Collection Development and Management 3 units
LIM 503 Information Description, Organization and Retrieval 3 units
LIM 504 Research Methods in Library and Information Management 3 units
LIM 535 Information Sources and Services 2 units
LIM 536 Library Project Management 2 units
LIM 537 Legal, Ethical, and Strategic Fundamentals for Library Managers 2 units
LIM 593 Independent Research in Library and Information Management 2 units
LIM 595 Internship in Library and Information Management 2 units
LIM 598 Capstone 3 units

Electives

Select three courses for a total of 9 credits.

LIM 511 Instructional Strategies for Information Professionals 3 units
LIM 563 Partnerships and Collaborations in Libraries 3 units
LIM 562 Library and Information Technology Management 3 units
LIM 552 Strategic Information and Competitive Analysis 3 units
LIM-599 Archives and Archival Management 3 units

LIM Graduate Certificate Courses

Required Courses

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

GSBA 502 Management Communication for Leaders 3 units
LIM 563 Partnerships and Collaborations in Libraries 3 units
LIM 562 Library and Information Technologies 3 units
LIM 536 Library Project Management 2 units
LIM 593 Independent Research in Library and Information Management 2 units
GSBA 509 Marketing Management 1.5 units
GSBA 510 Accounting Concepts and Financial Reporting 1.5 units