Emphasizing 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.

Career Opportunities

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


To pursue the Information Technology Concentration you must complete and submit the Information Technology Concentration Declaration of Intent form. This will allow the program coordinator to track student progress and communicate with you via the email list.

Declaration of Intent
Concentration Declaration of Intent (PDF | Word)

Things to know…

  • The concentration is a credential which appears on your transcript, and is completed within the context of the MLIS program.
  • You may not earn a concentration and a certificate based on identical coursework.
  • Your concentration program must be approved by the coordinator of the IT Concentration. Please submit the Declaration of Intent Form (above) for approval.
Program Requirements

The Information Technology Concentration requires a minimum of 15 credits of coursework taken from the list of qualifying courses below.


Electives: Students must take 15 credits (typically five courses) from the following courses

  • 682 Digital Libraries
  • 675 Information Technology and Organizations
  • 685 Electronic Publishing and Web Design
  • 714 Metadata
  • 774 Online Information Retrieval
  • 780 XML for Libraries
  • 783 Information Storage and Retrieval
  • 785 Database Management Systems for Information Professionals
  • 786 Multimedia
  • 787 Library Automation
  • 788 Information Systems: Analysis and Design
  • 789 Electronic Networking and Information Services
  • 691 Special Topics in Information Science (with appropriate subtitle)
  • 891 Advanced Topics in Library and Information Science (with appropriate subtitle)