Catholic University of America

Department of Library and Information Science
School of Arts & Sciences
620 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20064

Admissions Contact: Bill Kules, Chair
Phone: 202-319-5085
Email: kules@cua.edu

  Library Program website: http://slis.cua.edu/
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • The Department of Library and Information Science and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music offer a joint-degree program in music librarianship in which students take 30 semester hours of graduate credit in library and information science and 21 hours in the graduate program in musicology. The degrees are conferred simultaneously after all requirements for both degrees have been met.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

    • If a student is not enrolled in the joint-degree program, a maximum of 6 credit hours taken in the School of Music may be counted toward the Master of Science in Library Science degree.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Classes are offered at the Catholic University of America main campus and the Library of Congress. Classes are delivered through face-to-face meetings and a blended format that combines online learning with face-to-face meetings.


Dalhousie University

School of Information Management
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Canada

Admissions Contact: JoAnn Watson, Program Coordinator
Phone: 902-494-3656
Email: JoAnn.Watson@dal.ca

  Library Program website: http://sim.management.dal.ca/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Reading Courses, and a Thesis option are offered each term. Parts of the following courses are devoted to music: Cataloguing and Classification; Collections Management.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (2)

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Distance learning opportunities are available.


Florida State University School of Information

PO Box 3062100
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100

Admissions Contact: iSchool Graduate Student Services
Phone: 850-645-3280
Email: ischooladvising@admin.fsu.edu

  Library Program website: http://ischool.cci.fsu.edu/academics/graduate/mslis/
    • The Master of Science in Information enables students to gain a solid foundation in areas such as general librarianship, information architecture & technology, information needs & services, youth information needs & services, as well as design an individualized program of study. Students will gain the theoretical basis needed to build the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to function effectively in professional positions within Information Studies. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of the profession, in order to analyze critically their current role(s) and establish future directions for the information fields, gain knowledge of techniques and skills that underlie basic information activities, and develop the ability to adapt to changing demands and opportunities for information provision within society, including the application of emerging techniques and technologies. The degree is accredited by the American Library Association. For students interested in music librarianship, we would encourage these students to complete an internship in a music library.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

    • Up to 6 semester hours of credit from an accredited institution other than FSU can be transferred to FSU to be applied toward the master’s program with department approval. Contact the school for full requirements.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • general librarianship, information architecture & technology, information needs & services, design an individualized program of study


Kent State University

School of Library and Information Science
1125 Risman Dr., P.O. Box 5190
314 University Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Admissions Contact: iSchool office
Phone: 330-672-2782
Email: slisinfo@kent.edu

  Library Program website: http://www.kent.edu/iSchool
  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Special Topics in Music Librarianship (3 graduate credits). Topics covered (vary by instructor): music librarianship music collections, collection development, reference and instruction in music libraries, and cataloging.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • An eDegree in which students can earn the entire MLIS online is available. Many 1-credit continuing education workshops online, including various technology topics, are offered as well.


University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies

Box 870252
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Admissions Contact: Dr. Ann Bourne, Assistant Director
Phone: 205-348-1524
Email: abourne@ua.edu

  Library Program website: http://slis.ua.edu/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • User services, cataloging, archives, digital humanities


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Information Sciences
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Admissions Contact: Penny Ames, Admissions and Records Officer
Phone: 800-982-0914
Email: pames@illinois.edu

  Library Program website: http://ischool.illinois.edu/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Course IS530MAO, “Music Librarianship and Bibliography,” is offered in spring semester each year. It can be taken for 2 or 4 credits, and is open to students at the iSchool and at other schools in the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) consortium (see http://www.wiseeducation.org/). By the end of this course, students should be able to: Identify the skills and training needed to be a music librarian; Recognize the needs of music scholars/performers, including how to provide and assess services to them; Understand the issues surrounding music collections such as how to search for, acquire, organize, describe, assess, conserve, and provide access to those collections; Understand and evaluate the information sources/tools and processes used both by music scholars and librarians.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Students can complete their degree partially or completely online, including taking classes through the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium, a collaboration in online library and information science education that shares access to selected online courses offered by schools in the consortium. “Music Librarianship and Bibliography” is offered online.


University of Kentucky School of Information Science

320 Little Fine Arts Library Building
Lexington, KY 40506

Admissions Contact: Ashley DeWitt, Lecturer/Admissions Coordinator for Library Science
Phone: 859-218-2290
Email: infosci@uky.edu

  Library Program website: http://ci.uky.edu/sis/libsci
  Music Program Website: http://finearts.uky.edu/music
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • 36 credit hour online ALA-accredited master’s program. Our university’s graduate school has the option for students to do dual degrees (share 9 hours between programs). Students interested in this option should speak with the admissions staff for their respective programs of interest before submitting their application.

  • Internships and Practicums available

    • While we do not have a specific course related to music and music librarianship, we do allow students to pursue practicums and an independent study option if they so wish.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (0)

    • If a student is dual enrolled, only 9 credits may be shared between two master’s degrees. For traditional library students not enrolled in a dual degree program, up to six hours of cognate area courses may qualify toward the MSLS.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Our MSLS degree is available fully online.


University of North Carolina at Greensboro

UNCG School of Education – LIS
1300 Spring Garden St. #446
Greensboro, NC 27402

Admissions Contact: Dr. Nora Bird, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Admissions
Phone: 336-256-1313
Email: njbird@uncg.edu

  Library Program website: http://soe.uncg.edu/academics/departments/lis/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Music librarianship

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (0)

    • Music librarianship
      general introduction

  • Workshops in Music Librarianship available

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Music librarianship class


University of Pittsburgh

Library and Information Science
School of Computing and Information
135 North Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Admissions Contact: Debbie Day, Program Support Specialist
Phone: 412-624-9420
Email: dday@sis.pitt.edu

  Library Program website: http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/lis/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Individual Research: Up to two individual research projects related to music librarianship, music bibliography, or a related area, can be arranged.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Distance learning opportunities are available. Some of the courses available to on-campus students are available to distance students. The same material is covered. Most of the courses are offered at least once each academic year. (EXCEPTION: Core/required courses in the Archives and Information Science specialization are not available online.)


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

School of Information Studies
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201-0413

Admissions Contact: M. Linda Barajas, Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 414-229-4707
Email: barajas@uwm.edu

  Library Program website: http://www.uwm.edu/sois
  Music Program Website: http://uwm.edu/arts/music/graduate/
  • Library Science Degree with Music Concentration

  • Dual Degree Program available

    • A coordinated degree program in music librarianship is offered, combining the MM degree (with a concentration in music history and literature) with the MLIS degree. A total of 54 credits is required, 24 credits in music and 30 in library and information science. Students must meet all admission requirements of the School of Information Studies, the Music Department (Peck School of the Arts), and the Graduate School.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Courses designed specifically for the music librarianship curriculum are Music Librarianship, Music Cataloging, and Fieldwork in Library and Information Services.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Distance learning opportunities are available for MLIS courses only. All courses in the music department are offered onsite only.


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