Master of Library and Information Science

  • Total Credit Hours: 39
  • Degree Format: Online

About this field

The field of library and information science combines the disciplines of traditional library science and information technology to meet the needs of today’s ever-changing library systems. 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.

The Valdosta State Difference

The Master of Library and Information Science program at Valdosta State is a non-thesis program that is conducted fully 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.

What You'll Learn

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 in 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.

Cost and Length of Program

39 credits/13 courses. Student-paced.

Graduate tuition and fees


  • Acquisitions and Serials Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Business Librarian
  • Children's Librarian
  • Collection Development Librarian
  • Corporate Librarian
  • 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
  • Systems Librarian
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    1500 N. Patterson St. Valdosta, Georgia 31698