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The MLIS information technology concentration emphases the use, implementation, management and evaluation of information technologies for a wide range of organizations, the IT concentration will prepare you to work in a diverse information technology landscape.

Program Type


Program Format

Hybrid, Online

Career Opportunities

  • Application Developer
  • Digital Library Programmer
  • Search Engine Engineer
  • Information Technology Librarian
  • Web and Content Developer
  • Integrated Library Systems Manager
  • Emerging Technologies Specialist

Things to know…

The Public Library Concentration is a credential that appears on your transcript and is completed within the context of the MLIS program.

Declaration of Intent

You may declare a concentration at the time of your application to the program or you may use the link below to add or remove the concentration after admission.

Program Requirements

Students pursuing the Information Organization Concentration must be admitted into the Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) program and complete all MLIS program requirements. Please visit the MLIS Program page for complete details:

Concentration Requirements

Students pursuing the MLIS Information Technology Concentration must take 15 credits of coursework from the list of qualifying courses as electives within the overall MLIS program.

For a complete list of required courses and electives for the Information Organization Concentration, please visit the UWM Graduate School Catalog: