Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management

Continue Your Path to Library and Information Leadership

As the only library and information science program in the nation offered through a top-ranked business school, the post-master’s Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management (LIM Certificate) online program can provide you with considerable advantages. It enables students who already have a master’s in library and information science to advance their career into high-level leadership with expert knowledge and confidence.

USC’s LIM Certificate’s business-focus curriculum utilizes the information learned in an MLIS degree as a foundation to thoroughly explore advanced theories in business, management and leadership specialized to the library and information management field.

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Why Choose USC?

Study leadership tactics geared specifically toward today’s library landscape and library science-based professions.

Experience the advantages of the nation’s only library science program to be offered through a leading school of business.

Learn ALA-aligned coursework from experienced practitioners in the library and information management field.

The Marshall School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked USC #22 among the top colleges in the country.

USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Looking for a Master of Management in Library and Information Science?

If you are looking to continue your path to library leadership but do not yet have your master’s, we offer the Master of Management in Library and Information Science online degree. This unique program provides you with a master’s-level exploration of library and information science as well as business operations, management and leadership skills honed specifically to the library and information management fields.

Why Pursue Your Graduate Certificate with USC?

Born out of a unique partnership between the USC Marshall School of Business and the USC Libraries, USC’s Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management (LIM Certificate) online program builds off the traditional library and information science program, delivering leadership, operations and management strategies to help you define your role in library and information leadership.

The Marshall Edge

The USC LIM Certificate program provides training in leadership, business operations and management to help mold the leaders of tomorrow’s information culture.

USC Libraries

USC is home to an expansive network of 24 libraries and information centers. Within the network is the digital library as well as libraries of medicine, philosophy and the cinematic arts.

Center for Library Leadership & Management

The LIM Certificate program is advised by the CLLM, a one-of-a-kind institution dedicated to leadership development, continuing education and shaping dynamic courses of study at USC.

Superior Flexibility

The LIM Certificate online degree is designed to provide students with added scheduling flexibility without sacrificing education quality, making it easier than ever to achieve your goals.

What Can I Learn with USC’s LIM Certificate Program?

USC’s innovative curriculum utilizes the knowledge you learned in your Master of Library and Information Science program to explore advanced business operations, management and leadership strategies through teamwork, communication for leaders and project management.

Aligned with the 14 core competencies laid out by the American Library Association (ALA), the LIM Graduate Certificate curriculum builds off of a student’s knowledge of the essential facets of librarianship in order to present students with opportunities to advance management skills through coursework in leadership development, business essentials & training/instruction.

Modern Libraries. Modern Careers.

Modern libraries have evolved from quiet buildings into vibrant, engaging learning hubs driven by information and technology. As a result, a new type of industry professional is needed. At USC, you can develop the business acumen and management expertise needed to lead organizations into the future of librarianship.

First-Class Faculty Makes All the Difference

As a student in the Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management online program, you have access to the support, knowledge, and expertise of USC’s acclaimed Marshall School of Business faculty. Throughout the program, you’ll be taught by experienced practitioners who base their lessons off of their experiences working in the library and information management field, engaging you in thought-provoking discussion while offering wisdom and mentorship throughout the program.

Prepare for Dynamic Careers

The Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management online program can equip you with the practical leadership skills required to manage libraries and information centers within colleges, universities, businesses, and governmental organizations.

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