Academic Librarianship

Academic librarians manage information resources and meet the information needs of faculty and students at post–secondary educational institutions, including community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and medical and law school libraries. A career in academic librarianship offers numerous opportunities to specialize in diverse areas such as reference or instruction. Individuals may also pursue careers as metadata librarians, electronic resources librarians, distance learning librarians, or systems librarians.

The following elective provides the foundational principles of academic librarianship and is highly recommended for students interested in this area:

  • LIS 7401 Academic Libraries

The following electives are related to this area and are recommended for students interested in this area:

  • LIS 7002 Information Resources
  • LIS 7203 Sources of Government Information
  • LIS 7205 Business Information Resources
  • LIS 7408 Introduction to Archival Theory, Principles & Practices
  • LIS 7410 Digital Libraries
  • LIS 7608 Introduction to Cataloging & Classification
  • LIS 7807 Information Literacy Instruction
  • LIS 7808 Special Topics in LIS (when topic is appropriate)
  • LIS 7909 Directed Independent Study
  • LIS 7900 Internship in Library & Information Science


Tyler Viso
Academic Coordinator