Information and Library Science, AC

Our advanced certificate in library science empowers you with comprehensive skills in data collection, analysis and reporting. You'll explore a rich array of methodologies, including case study research, ethnography, discourse analysis and other qualitative strategies enabling you to tackle diverse research challenges effectively. Our program is open to anyone holding a master's degree in information and library science or a related field.

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Why choose UB's program?

  1. Our program offers flexible course delivery, allowing you to study asynchronously online while maintaining full-time or part-time enrollment status.
  2. Tailor your studies with specialized directed studies options, including information technology, advanced management and special librarian tracks.
  3. This program requires the completion of 18 credit hours of interdisciplinary study tailored to your academic needs and goals.
  4. Engage in student-centered learning experiences through group activities, departmental seminars and committee opportunities, enhancing both learning and networking opportunities.
  5. Gain real-world experience through internships, such as administrative roles with library directors, eligible for academic credit.


Academic credential granted Advanced Certificate
Credits required for completion 18
Time to completion 2 full-time semesters 
Course delivery Online
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall: May 1
Spring: Nov. 1

The Value of an Advanced Certificate

In today’s dynamic professional environment, continuous self-improvement is essential for career success. Advancements, competition and evolving landscapes require professionals to maintain current, industry-relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies. Advanced certificates can complement completed degrees or serve as standalone credentials. Regardless of your chosen path, an advanced certificate offers additional knowledge and opportunities to refine professional skills, facilitating career advancement. They offer a flexible, accessible and cost-effective educational route to pursue career goals and remain competitive.

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