The Master of Library Science (MLS) and Master of Arts in Library Science degrees are available entirely online and are designed to prepare professionals to work in information environments including:
- Academic Libraries
- Libraries in universities, colleges, and community colleges (postsecondary). Students interested in working in elementary, middle, or high school libraries (K-12) should see School Libraries.
- Public Libraries
- General public library work, as well as public library youth services (working with children and young adults)
- School Libraries
- Libraries in elementary schools, middle schools, and/or high schools (K-12). It is intended for students pursuing school librarian certification (K-12) with the MLS degree. Students seeking school librarian certification only (no MLS) should check with their advisor.
- Special Libraries
- Libraries in law firms, corporations, government agencies, etc.
- Health Science Libraries
- Libraries in hospitals, medical centers, medical schools, nursing colleges, etc.
- Information Technology
- Working with technology in any type of library
- Technical Services/Cataloging
- Working in technical services (acquisitions, cataloging/metadata, serials, etc.) in any type of library
- Community Informatics
- Working with community data in any type of library, information center, or government agency