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Library and Information Science - M.L.I.S. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

 

Master of Library and Information Science

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (37 credit)
Course Title Credits
LIS 60000 Tools for M.L.I.S. Success 1
  60001 Access to Information 3
  60002 Organization of Information 3
  60003 Information Technology for Library and Information Professionals 3
  60600 Foundations of Library and Information Science 3
  60610 Management of Libraries and Information Centers 3
  60092

60098

60199

Culminating Experience Internship in Library and Information Science (3)
or
Culminating Experience Research Paper/Project (3)
or
Thesis I (6)

3-6
Additional Program Requirements
Students must consult with their academic advisor to select elective courses for their program of study. Up to 6 credit hours of IAKM courses may count as MLIS electives.
15-18
TOTAL 37

 

 

Master in Library and Information Science + K-12 School Library Media Licensure

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (39 credit)
Course Title Credits
LIS 60001 Access to Information 3
  60002 Organization of Information 3
  60600 Foundations of Library and Information Science 3
  60607 School Library Management 3
  60624 Cataloging for School Libraries 3
  60626 Library Materials and Services to Teens 3
  60629 Library Materials and Services for School-Age Children 3
  60630 Reference Sources and Services for Youth 3
  60792 Culminating Experience: Practicum in K-12 Libraries 3
Choose four from the following: 12
ITEC 57400 Selection and Utilization of Educational Media (3)  
  57427 Technology and Learning (3)  
  57430 Computer Applications in Education (3)  
  67403 Instructional Design (3)  
  67420 Researching Current Issues in Instructional Technology (3)  
  67425 Managing Technological Change (3)  
  67438 Instructional Applications of the Internet (3)  
Additional ITEC courses are accepted  
TOTAL 39

 

 

K-12 School Library Media Licensure

 

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (29 credit)
Course Title Credits
LIS 60607 School Library Management 3
  60624 Cataloging for School Libraries 3
  60626 Library Materials and Services to Teens 3
  60629 Library Materials and Services for School-Age Children 3
  60630 Reference Sources and Services for Youth 3
  60692 Practicum-Libraries and Information Centers 2
Choose four from the following: 12
ITEC 57400 Selection and Utilization of Educational Media (3)  
  57430 Computer Applications in Education (3)  
  57427 Technology and Learning (3)  
  67403 Instructional Design (3)  
  67420 Researching Current Issues in Instructional Technology (3)  
  67425 Managing Technological Change (3)  
  67438 Instructional Applications of the Internet (3)  
Additional ITEC courses are accepted  
TOTAL 29

Special Note:
This program does not have any electives; all courses listed above are required. Students must have current standard teaching credentials in the State of Ohio to follow the school library media licensure program. Students are responsible for completing licensure paperwork requirements through the Kent State University College of Education near the end of or at the conclusion of their M.L.I.S. program.

Exam administered by the Evaluations Systems Group of Pearson is required for licensure.

Multiple Degrees Option
Students can concurrently pursue the Master of Library and Information Science and the Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management or the Master of Business Administration or the Master of Education in K-12 School Library Media Licensure. Each program makes an independent admission decision. For further information about the master's program in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management, Business Administration or K-12 School Library Media, see the specific program section in this catalog