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:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Studies (BSIS) – Employer demand for professionals in this field is on the rise. Professionals in this field will have a variety of settings in which they can be employed, such as financial firms, health care providers, and technology companies.ALA logo
  • Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) – Professionals in this field can earn more than $40,000 a year in professional positions, while serving communities and people in a dynamic environment.
  • Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Technology – Professionals in this field work in every industry (BLS, nd), including non-profits, k-12 and higher education, corporations, government, and the military. 
  • Licensure Opportunities – We also offer many Licensure opportunities where professionals can build on their current knowledge, skills, and abilities to practice a profession within a designated scope of practice.

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. 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:

  • Three 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: June 15th
  • For Spring: October 1st
  • For Summer: March 15th

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 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: