Prepare to adapt to the shifting landscape of information technology systems. Join our top-rated program and become an expert in information retrieval and library science. As a student in this graduate program, you will develop the expertise to navigate information ecosystems and help others store and retrieve the information they need.
With three start dates and asynchronous courses, this program is designed to accommodate working professionals and others who need a flexible schedule as they pursue a library science degree. The program is accredited by American Library Association. U.S. News and World Report ranks it as a top 5 program in health information and a top 20 program in library science. As a student in this program, you will:
You have the option to complete a practicum and/or study abroad as part of your degree. In addition, the program offers competitive spring break internships in Washington, D.C., at institutions like the National Library of Medicine and the Smithsonian Libraries. If you wish to become certified as a school librarian, you must also have a valid teaching license.
Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use. Their job duties may change based on the type of library they work in, such as public, school, and medical libraries.
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College of Communication and Information
School of Information Science
320 Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
Lexington, KY 40506-0224
If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.