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Library and Information Science, S.L.I.S.

College of Information and Communications

Want to update your knowledge and skills? Consider this specialist degree, a post-master's program designed primarily for librarians, information managers and other professionals already in the field.

In recent years, library and information professions have undergone significant and rapid change. This degree gives you the opportunity to revitalize and update your knowledge of computer-based information systems, web design, networking and a host of other specialized information systems.

Program Highlights

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    An Expert Faculty

    Learn from faculty members who combine distinguished academic careers with extensive professional experience.

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    Hit Refresh

    Invigorate your career by updating your skills or learning additional capabilities.

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    Build a Portfolio

    Complete an end-of-program portfolio before graduation that documents your learning and professional growth.

What You’ll Study

This is a 30-credit-hour program with two primary paths: one if you're already certified as a school library media specialist and want to become certified as a district-level school media coordinator and another if you want to learn more about new developments in technology and how to implement them daily in schools.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Database Management

    Organizing and maintaining data in a computer system, including storage, retrieval and security

    Intercultural Competence

    Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures

  • Leadership

    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential


    Directing and overseeing the activities and resources to achieve specific goals

    Network Analysis

    Studying and understanding the structure and behavior of complex networks

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • School Librarian
  • IT Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Educator

Workplace Settings

  • Information Technology
  • Education

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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