MLIS Focus Areas

MLIS focus areas are intended to guide students to courses that will meet their interests and career goals. Students are not required to complete a focus area, and focus areas are not listed on transcripts or degrees. If desired, students may elect to complete one or more focus area. This decision should be made in consultation with the student's advisor.

Students with questions about the MLIS focus areas should contact Tyler Viso, Academic Coordinator.

The tables below use the following focus area abbreviations:

  • Academic Librarianships (Academic);
  • Adult Services in Public Libraries (Adult);
  • Archival Studies (Archives);
  • Cultural Heritage Resource Management (CHRM);
  • Digital Content Management (DCM);
  • Knowledge Management (KM);
  • Librarianship (Gen Lib);
  • Public Librarianship (Public);
  • Records and Information Management (RIM);
  • School Librarianship (School);
  • Youth Services Librarianship (Youth).

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