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UNO/MU Master of Arts, Library Science Emphasis

A Masters in Library Science is needed to direct or hold leadership positions in public, academic and special libraries from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

The MALS program consists of 42 credit hours that can be taken in a variety of distance sensitive formats.

The UNO/University of Missouri cooperative Master of Arts, Library Science emphasis program prepares future librarians and information professionals:

  • to manage and evaluate information effectively
  • to take leadership roles in information settings
  • to effectively manage organizational and technological change
  • to assist diverse information users in effectively accessing and utilizing information for personal, professional and academic pursuits.

This high-quality professional education informs students of relevant, ethical, and effective practice in a rapidly changing multicultural society. Students are engaged in a student-centered learning environment that focuses on both practice and theory-based principles that prepare them to be critical consumers of research and reflective practitioners. They will participate in scholarly and community-based research, and build the professional networks needed to effectively provide library and information services in a rapidly changing technological and global society.