GREENSBORO, NC – The Department of Library and Information Studies (LIS) in the UNCG School of Education is now offering its Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree online. The fully online MLIS complements the face-to-face program on the UNCG campus.
The 36-credit hour MLIS, accredited by the American Library Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, can be completed full-time in four semesters and prepares graduates for careers in public, academic, school, corporate and specialized libraries as well as other information settings locally, nationally and internationally. The MLIS-School Library Media Specialization is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians as a program in the School of Education, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Online students have access to Education Hubs (e-Hubs), a unique component of the online MLIS degree program where LIS staff/faculty connect virtually and/or face-to-face with potential and current students, alumni and professionals. For example, through the e-Hub in Charlotte, students in the local area have access to professional development and networking opportunities, the Distance Education Coordinator and local instructors.
“Online delivery of our MLIS is not just an opportunity to provide our quality program beyond our geographic area,” says department chairperson Clara M. Chu. “Through e-Hubs our online students will have the same opportunities as those on the Greensboro campus to connect and learn with our extensive professional and academic network.”