Library Science Programs
Library Science Education Undergraduate Programs
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) celebrates a diverse array of library science education programs that provide credentials and continuing education for those seeking employment in 21st Century library and information agencies.
- Award winning faculty
- Engaged advising and access to student services
- High-tech learning environments
- Local and regional professional networks
- Field site experiences throughout the program
Best College Reviews has named UNO the #1 online Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science for 2018. UNO was chosen for its diverse, comprehensive curriculum and almost 100% job placement rate enjoyed by graduates who go on to work as academic librarians, technology coordinators, media archivists, public library directors, and more.
UNO Undergraduate Library Science Programs
Special, Public, Academic libraries:
This 100% online program provides credentials for candidates seeking entry level positions in special, public, and academic libraries. This program can be completed in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences OR the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies program.
UNO's College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences offers two undergraduate degree programs in Elementary Education and Secondary Education with School Library provisional endorsements. This program allows candidates to acquire an elementary or secondary teaching certificate with a school library concentration. To complete the full school library endorsement, candidates must complete additional coursework at the graduate level.
Please note: The BS in Education with School Library concentration is NOT available as a fully-online program.
UNO does not offer a Master of Library Science degree.
TED 2160 Introduction to Library Services
This course introduces students to the discipline and profession of library and information science and to the wide array of information organizations whose purpose is to gather, organize, and transfer information to patrons in a diverse society.
TED 2360 Children’s Literature and Education
This course focuses on children's literature as a significant component of a 21st Century educational environment through the use of multiple literacies, e.g., cultural, information, visual, and digital literacy strategies. An emphasis will be based on research-based literacy strategies and literature that supports culturally relevant teaching.
TED 2500 Digital Citizenship
The course is an introduction to the basic tenets of digital citizenship including legalities, ethics, privacy and security. The course fosters an awareness of digital citizenship as a topic that impacts pedagogy and programming and reflects best practice in all types of learning communities.
TED 3760 Adult Services and Outreach
This course examines best practices related to serving adult populations in 21st Century libraries and information agencies. Candidates will examine the characteristics of diverse adult populations and design resources, programming, and services to meet their personal and professional needs.
TED 4570 Practicum
Candidates will gain direct experience and an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities integral to public services, technical services, and the administration in a 21st Century library and information agency at an assigned field site. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to plan, develop, and implement programming and services for patrons and diverse learners in their public, academic and special libraries.
TED 4590 Teaching & Learning in Digital Environments
This course provides foundational knowledge about tools and technologies for use with all types of educational scenarios. Course content will include information about many different types of learners and literacies and will explore instructional tools and strategies that enhance dissemination of digital information and digital instruction.
TED 4660 Young Adult literature and Education
This course extends candidates' knowledge of literature for young adults. The course addresses current trends in the genre and engages candidates in activities that support pedagogies in basic, visual, information and cultural literacies.
TED 4710 Research and Inquiry
Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities integral to reference resources and services in 21st Century libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of effective search strategies and efficient use of both print and digital resources, design and promote information literacy instruction that is developmentally appropriate, and understand the legal and ethical responsibilities integral to positive and proactive reference services for patrons and diverse learners.
TED 4740 Management of Information Resources
This course addresses basic theory and best practice in collection management, descriptive and subject cataloging, and classification of information resources using national standards and resources. Course will address the theories, concepts and activities integral to proactive collection development in 21st Century libraries. Candidates will demonstrate understanding of the legal and ethical aspects of the collection and organization of information resources by appropriately applying the standards of their discipline to ensure access to information and ideas for all patrons.
TED 4800 Leadership and Management in Libraries
The course introduces concepts for effective leadership and management for 21st Century libraries of all kinds (special, public, academic, and school). Candidates will be introduced to vocabulary, philosophies, and processes involved in administration of libraries in support of ensuring quality service to all library patrons. Candidates will be introduced to professional ethics and principles and will be made aware of best practices in management of library services and facilities.