Midwest

Indiana University Department of Information and Library Science

School of Informatics and Computing
1320 E. 10th St., LI 011
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907

Admissions Contact: Corey Tarbell, Director of ILS Graduate Student Services
Phone: 812-855-2018
Email: ilsmain@indiana.edu

  Library Program website: http://ils.indiana.edu/
  Music Program Website: http://ils.indiana.edu/degrees/joint/
  • Library Science Degree with Music Concentration

    • Students may apply for the dual masters program (MA Musicology or Music Theory/MLS Master of Library Science). Students apply for admissions to both SLIS and Music. There is also a Music Librarianship Specialization option within the MLS degree. The IU music librarians will also review for admissions to this specialization. Other specializations of interest to music majors include Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship and Digital Libraries. The Master of Information Science degree also offers options for music majors.

  • Dual Degree Program available

    • Students may apply for the dual masters program (MA Musicology or Music Theory/MLS Master of Library Science). Students apply for admissions to both SLIS and Music. There is also a Music Librarianship Specialization option within the MLS degree. The IU music librarians will also review for admissions to this specialization. Other specializations of interest to music majors include Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship and Digital Libraries. The Master of Information Science degree also offers options for music majors.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials:

      ILS-Z655 Music Librarianship
      MUS M539 Music Bibliography
      ILS-Z605 Internship
      ILS-Z601 Directed Readings – (for individual projects)
      ILS-Z657 Digital Humanities
      ILS-Z521 Humanities Information
      ILS-Z584 Manuscripts

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (3)

    • MUS M539 Music Bibliography

  • Workshops in Music Librarianship available

  • ILS and the IU Libraries host workshops and colloquiums related to all aspects of library and information science.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses


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.


St. Catherine University

Graduate College
School of Business and Professional Studies
MLIS Program/Information Management Department
2004 Randolph Avenue #4125
St. Paul, MN 55105

Admissions Contact: Kristina Sande
Phone: 651-690-6507
Email: kmsande@stkate.edu

  Library Program website: http://www2.stkate.edu/mlis/home
  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Under Special Topics, content includes the history of music libraries, critical reference sources, music acquisitions, management, cataloging, etc. The actual content and materials vary depending on student interests.


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 Iowa

3087 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

Admissions Contact: Carol Ives, Program Administrator
Phone: 319-335-5707
Email: carol-ives@uiowa.edu

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

    • There is no formal dual degree program in music and librarianship. Student needs to apply to both graduate programs and receive permission from the departments to continue in both simultaneously.


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 Missouri

303 Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Admissions Contact: Amy Adam, Student Coordinator
Phone: 573-884-1381
Email: sislt@missouri.edu

  Library Program website: http://lis.missouri.edu/
    • Generalist program with opportunities to focus on music librarianship through the practicum and independent study courses.

  • Internships and Practicums available

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

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses


University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School

4217 Helen C. White
600 N. Park St
Madison, WI 53706

Admissions Contact: Tanya Hendricks Cobb, Student Services
Phone: 608-263-2909
Email: student-services@slis.wisc.edu

  Library Program website: https://slis.wisc.edu/
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • The iSchool Music double degree prepares students to work as music librarians or music digital resource managers, particularly for positions that require a stronger scholarly music background than a BA in music. Graduating students might be employed in educational, cultural heritage, or commercial environments working with both physical and digital materials. Examples might include: music librarian at an academic institution, librarian or audio resource manager at a museum, or digital audio asset manager for a commercial organization.

      Students completing the double degree program would earn both degrees.


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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