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Program Overview

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Degree Offered: M.L.I.S.

This program prepares graduates for a wide variety of information-based careers in the profit and not-for-profit sectors where the option of salaried or freelance contract employment is often available. In all employment opportunities, graduates are expected to understand and appreciate the application of computer technology to information management, the information-seeking behaviours of various user groups, and the policies that affect the free flow of information.

Typical jobs held by recent graduates include: knowledge manager for a large corporation, organizing and facilitating information access and dissemination; children's librarian in a public library, providing special programming and reference services; web master for an e-commerce company, designing, maintaining, and analyzing the use of a corporate website; and research analyst for an international investment company.

The program in Library and Information Studies has been recognized by the Canadian and American Library Associations since 1963 as meeting their standards for the accreditation of graduate education for the library and information professions.

For information on the dual M.A.S./M.L.I.S. degree program, visit Master of Archival Studies/Master of Library and Information Studies.

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