Academic Librarian | Maryland's iSchool - College of Information Studies - Masters Degree - University Of Maryland

School of Information

College of Information Science and Technology

Masters Program

Information Studies

Academic Librarian

Practice Settings

Academic librarians are employed at all levels of institutions of highereducation, from community colleges to 4-year colleges or large researchand Ph.D. granting institutions.

Primary Responsibilities

These include reference, research, collection development, selection, acquisitions, bibliographic control, preservation, information technology and management.

Recommended Information Studies Electives

Students should consult with their advisors to select electives that best support individual intellectual interests and career goals. The electives listed here are not meant to represent the complete listing of all relevant courses that a student may take within the College, at other units on campus or as part of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Course Number Course Title
702 User Instruction
707 Field Study in Library Service
708G Collection Development
713 Planning and Evaluating Information Services
734 Seminar in the Academic Library
735 Legal Issues in Managing Information
750 Information Access in Electronic Environments
770 Bibliographic Control
783 Seminar in Technical Services
One or more of the following:
751 Information Access in the Humanities
752 Information Access in the Arts
753 Information Access in the Social Sciences
756 Information Access in Science and Technology
766 Access to Business Information
767 Access to Federal Government Information

Professional Associations

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
  • Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
  • Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
  • Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Specialized Scholarships/Interest Free Loans

Key Geographic Areas for Employment

  • Many libraries across the country and around the world at institutions of higher education

Specialized Placement Services

  • Association of Research Libraries (ARL)