University of Southern California

MS of Mgmt in Library and Information Science - Urban Public Librarianship


Waite Phillips Hall 3470 Trousdale Parkway

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS of Mgmt in Library and Information Science - Urban Public Librarianship

Format: Online

Program Description:

In our modern world, information is at everyone's fingertips. Yet not everyone knows how to how to access, evaluate, manage or use it. That's where the 21st century librarian comes in. The University of Southern California's online Master of Management in Library and Information Science prepares librarians and information professionals with the advanced knowledge, communication skills and practical leadership abilities needed to become an effective manager and a decision-maker. Whether you want to help people access information, run a research team, utilize advanced technology skills for organizing and accessing information, or manage a library or information center, USC's online Master of Management in Library and Information Science program can help you achieve your goals. In addition, the program offers the opportunity to focus more sharply on your particular area of interest by choosing one of these areas of special focus: Academic Librarianship, Digital Librarianship and Urban Public Librarianship. Urban Public Librarianship Come to understand the issues of public librarianship and the management of library systems that server larger populations. Explore the dynamics of library management, focusing on people, space, resources and programs. Learn ways to develop programs that improve the quality of life and the experience of residents, from family literacy to economic development.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Eligibility Requirements:

•Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution •Have a 3.0 GPA or better •Submit transcripts from each institution attended •Submit three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references •Write and submit your personal statement of purpose •Submit your professional resume

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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