Library and Information Science

About Library and Information Science  

The field of library and information science combines the disciplines of traditional library science and technology to meet the needs of today’s ever-changing library system. The Master of Library and Information Science program at Valdosta State University focuses on educating librarians for academic, public and special libraries in Georgia and beyond.

Library and Information Science at Valdosta State University

The Master of Library and Information Science program at Valdosta State is a non-thesis program that is conducted primarily online. Professors in the program are dedicated to distance education methods, and the program boasts flexible scheduling so that students can continue to work and spend time with their families.


  • Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.)

About the Library and Information Science Curriculum


Students in the Master of Library and Information Science program gain expertise in the areas of administration, resources for clients, services in the knowledge society and technical knowledge. Throughout the course of the program, students acquire skills organizing and retrieving information in information management, information services, information resources and information systems. Optional tracks are available in cataloging and classification, library management, reference sources and services, and technology.

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  • Acquisitions and serials librarian
  • Archivist
  • Business librarian
  • Children's librarian
  • Collection development librarian
  • Corporate librarian
  • Database manager
  • Digital archivist
  • Digital librarian
  • Digital library administrator
  • Information analyst
  • Information and technology specialist
  • Information services coordinator
  • Instructional librarian
  • Instructional technology librarian
  • Librarian
  • Library director
  • Library manager
  • Reference librarian
  • Research analyst
  • School media specialist
  • Systems librarian

 *Some career possibilities may require additional degrees or certifications.

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