Library and Information Science
Library and Information Science (LIS) has developed a distinctive program to serve the rapidly changing needs of future librarians, archivists, and information professionals in the Rocky Mountain region. It was also the first program to be accredited by the ALA in the past 20 years and it is the only program of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region.
The Master's of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree prepares graduates to serve in school, public, academic or specialized libraries, archives, and in business or corporate settings where the effective management of information is crucial.
MLIS graduates will serve diverse information consumers; be critical consumers of research and reflective practitioners; have the skills to adapt to and effectively manage change; and adhere to the high ethical standards of the profession.
The MLIS degree is made up of 58-quarter hours of coursework.
Law Librarianship Specialization
The University of Denver's (DU) Library and Information Science (LIS) program is dedicated to educating the next generation of law librarians. Added to LIS offerings in 2009, the Law Librarianship specialization is one of the most comprehensive law librarianship programs in the country. Including 5 law specific courses, the specialization is expressly designed to align with the American Association of Law Libraries' Competencies of Law Librarianship and American Library Association's Core Competencies of Librarianship.
Read HERE for more detailed information. To apply for this specialization, follow the instructions for applying to the LIS program.
Certificate of Advanced Study in Law Librarianship
In addition to the MLIS degree, the LIS program offers a Certificate of Advanced Study in Law Librarianship. The Certificate of Advanced Study in Law Librarianship prepares students who already hold a Masters of Library and Information Science or Juris Doctorate degree to meet the unique challenges faced by professional law librarians. Students will gain a professional understanding of the complexity of the law, its marriage with interdisciplinary subject areas, and its dependence on both print and electronic mediums. The certificate will allow students to take courses designed to promote the competencies required of professional law librarians. Students will focus their study on courses tailored for law librarianship. The certificate will emphasize education and experience in the legal field as well as librarianship.
The 18 credit hour certificate consists of 6 courses:
LIS 4204 Legal Issues in Information Organizations (3 qtr hrs)
LIS 4240 Knowledge Management (3 qtr hrs)
LIS 4750 Legal Research I (3 qtr hrs)
LIS 4751 Legal Research II (3 qtr hrs)
LIS 4374 Legal Reference and Resources (3 qtr hrs)
LIS 4756 Legal Databases Research (3 qtr hrs)
To speak to someone about the Library and Information Science Program, please call or email our Admissions Office at 303-871-2509 or 1-800-835-1607, email@example.com.