Information and Library Science, AC

Our advanced certificate in library and information science is for you if you have completed your master's degree in information and library science and want to upgrade your competencies or wish to change career directions. This program requires the completion of 18 credit hours of interdisciplinary study tailored to your academic needs and goals.

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Why Information and Library Science at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • flexible course delivery (asynchronous online) and enrollment status (full-time or part-time)
  • internships for academic credit can also be arranged (e.g., an administrative internship with a library director) to gain real-world experience
  • specialized directed studies options, including information technology, advanced management and special librarian
  • student-centered learning experiences, including student groups and chapter activities, departmental seminars and opportunities to serve on committees to enrich learning and networking

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Advanced Certificate
Credits required for completion 18
Time to completion 2 full-time semesters 
Course delivery Online

Examples include:

  • advanced management
  • information technology
  • special librarian
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall: May 1, then rolling until Aug. 10
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling until Jan. 10
Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection, a computer that meets university computing standards and basic computer competency.