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Old Dominion University Begins MLIS Program

Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia is now offering an MLIS program. Their program overview states: “The purpose of the Master of Library and Information Studies is to prepare students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to become highly proficient librarians, media specialists, and information authorities.

Students are advised through a 30-credit-hour plan of study completed with an advisor and filed with the program director in the semester when 12th credit hour is completed. Coursework may focus on a type of library: academic, public, or special or an area of library and information work such as youth services or evaluation & assessment.

Coursework for the MLIS is offered asynchronously and online with one face to face requirement: attendance at the Summer Institute held on campus in Norfolk, VA. Coursework is project-based and students are expected to spend time in a library for most courses. All students complete an internship.”

Old Dominion University has been granted Candidacy status by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association. Candidacy status is an indication that Old Dominion University has voluntarily committed to participate in the ALA accreditation process and is actively seeking accreditation. Candidacy does not indicate that the program is accredited nor does it guarantee eventual accreditation of the program by ALA.

Follow this link for more information and application requirements: https://www.odu.edu/stemps/academics/library-science/mlis

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