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.

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.
  • Upon completion of your coursework, your concentration program will be reviewed and approved by the coordinator of the Information Technology Concentration.
  • Please submit the Declaration of Intent Form (above).
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

  • 547 User-Centered Interaction Design (Graduate only)
  • 582 Introduction to Data Science (Graduate only)
  • 583 Survey of Information Security (Graduate only)
  • 584 Survey of Web and Mobile Content Development (Graduate only)
  • 682 Digital Libraries
  • 675 Information Technology and Organizations
  • 685 Electronic Publishing and Web Design
  • 714 Metadata
  • 717 Information Architecture
  • 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)
Related Courses

Related Courses

Recommended Courses (not counted toward the concentration)

  • COMPST 701 Mathematical and Computing Fundamentals
  • COMPST 702 Software Development in Python
  • COMPST 703 Software Engineering Principles