This focus area prepares students for a range of positions including those in public and academic libraries. Public librarians meet the educational, informational, and recreational needs of patrons at every stage of life and develop collections and programming. 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. Students in the librarianship focus area complete the foundational courses for academic librarianship, adult services in public libraries, and youth services librarianship.

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

  • LIS 7002: Information Resources
  • LIS 7100: Youth Services Librarianship
  • LIS 7110: Adult Services Librarianship
  • LIS 7401: Academic Libraries
  • LIS 7608: Introduction to Cataloging and Classification
  • LIS 7807: Information Literacy Instruction
  • LIS 7909: Directed Independent Study


Tyler Viso
Academic Coordinator