Library & Information Science Specializations
Choosing a specialization in library and information science — whether for a Master of Library and Information Science, dual or multiple degree program, doctorate or Certificate of Advanced Study — helps prepare you for a career in a specific field of interest.
You don't have to declare a specialization, however, and if you do, you may change it at any time. To choose electives best suited to your particular professional goals, please consult with your academic advisor.
Listed below are more than a dozen possible specializations or career paths that draw on the particular expertise of Kent State SLIS faculty.
- Academic Librarianship
- Archival or Special Collections Librarianship
- Cataloging or Metadata
- Digital Librarianship / Digital Initiatives
- Digital Preservation
- Information Technology and Information Science
- K-12 School Librarianship (concentration)
- Library Management
- Museum Studies
- Public Librarianship
- Reference Librarianship
- Special Librarianship
- Youth Services