Library & Information Science (LIS)

ideals logoFuture LIS Students

We are committed to the power of iDEALs: Information, Diversity, Engagement, Access, and Libraries – creating a space for all to explore, connect, and engage with key library and information issues and leadership. Our accessible and knowledgeable faculty are available to advise you through each step of the educational process.

If you are considering applying to a program in the Department of Library & Information Science (LIS), we are ready to guide you through the process and help you make an informed decision about your education. Our department comprises online and face-to-face degree options:

Learn more about the programs that we offer by visiting our Academic Programs page, reviewing our insightful video on the MLIS program featuring Dr. Nora Bird, Director of Graduate Studies, and alumna Emmie Porter-Fyke, or attending an Online Information Session (for M.Ed. information session, click here). Also, make sure to check out our LIS FAQs page to find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions specifically surrounding our programs.


Undergraduate Students – Navigate to, and simply follow the instructions listed there.

Graduate Students – Navigate to, and simply follow the instructions listed there. Make sure to include the following in your application:

  • Two reference names and contact information
  • Official copy of all transcripts
  • Personal Statement indicating why you have decided to enter the library profession, your professional goals, and why you have chosen this program.
  • Professional Resume

For more information about our graduate program, please contact Dr. Nora Bird, Director of Graduate Study, at

Application Deadlines:

  • For Fall: May 15th (July 1 for M.Ed. program)
  • For Spring (applications available after July 1): October 1st (December 15 for M.Ed. program)
  • For Summer: March 15th (April 1 for M.Ed. program)

Financial Information

Please see the Graduate School Financial Information page for tuition and fee information for graduate programs.  See also the UNCG Cashiers and Student Accounts Office for additional financial information.

Financial Support

A variety of financial aid is available to students including assistantships and scholarships. Please review the information below carefully to learn more about available opportunities for financial support.

All students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any scholarship in which financial need is a requirement of the scholarship.

Students needing other financial aid should complete the forms obtained through the Financial Aid Office. You may contact the Financial Aid Office at 336.334.5702 or email:

Visit the Graduate School Financial Information page and the UNCG Cashiers and Student Accounts Office to see the most recent tuition and fee charges (these are subject to change).

Important Dates

With a highly interactive program, our faculty, staff, and students stay very active. Below you will find a list of important dates for member of the LIS Department’s.

Please also consider reviewing other important calendars here at UNC Greensboro: