Library and Information Studies (LIS)

UNC Greensboro views modern libraries as dynamic centers for learning and community building.  They offer vital public spaces where all are welcome. They also reach people virtually through a broad array of emerging information technologies and social media. Equal access for all, intellectual freedom, and a deep commitment to service are library and information professionals’ enduring values. Their innovative approaches to their mission look forward; not just to what is feasible today, but what will be possible tomorrow.

ALA logoUNC Greensboro’s accredited Master’s in Library and Information Studies prepares graduates to lead this transformative field through state-of-the art curricula that emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning and personalized advising from day one. Students from this program graduate with the diverse skills they need to work in a variety of information environments, as well as an abiding commitment to serve and advocate for their constituencies.

To give you the best preparation, we’ve developed the only program in the state that takes a more blended approach that features a mix of face-to-face, synchronous distance, and online learning for a higher degree of engagement and value. An added bonus is that our degree can be done entirely online.

  • Accredited by the American Library Association
  • 36-hour degree program for working or full-time students, available in blended formats that combine face-to-face, synchronous distance, and online learning
  • Our degree can be done entirely online
  • Research and community-engaged projects to guide the future of the field
  • Strong connections between the department and professionals in the field, including an active network of alumni, professional associations, and organizations
  • Hands-on projects and internships with many libraries and information organizations in the state and beyond

Are you adaptable and perceptive? Energized by challenge and willing to take risks? Unafraid to dig into the latest technology and explore what it can do? If so, then with this degree you’ll be ready to empower people to improve their lives through access to information and an array of other opportunities.