Sep 16, 2021  
2021-2022 University Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 University Bulletin

Certificate in Library and Information Center Administration


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Libraries and information centers face a variety of unique management issues such as intellectual freedom and censorship, ethics and confidentiality, fundraising, community outreach, and oversight management (trustees and boards of directors), as well as the traditional administrative issues such as personnel, facilities management, negotiations, and financial management. This certificate prepares students for senior-level leadership and management roles in library and information centers.

The SOIS Certificate in Library and Information Center Administration provides:

  • A theoretical foundation in organizational planning and management, leadership, assessment, marketing and communication for libraries and information centers to improve services to both individuals and the community.
  • A practical foundation which includes resource planning, budgeting, facilities management, outreach, as well as leadership and communication skills.

Additional Information


  • Certificates are offered for students currently pursuing a master of library and information science degree, a master of science in information management degree, or a master in business administration degree, as well as a post-master degree accreditation for returning scholars who want to add the specialization to a completed master’s degree. 
  • Students who graduate with a Dominican master’s degree lacking one or more courses towards a certificate can enroll in the course(s) any time within five years of graduating in order to add the certificate to their transcript. Students must enroll as a student-at-large (credit-bearing), not as an auditor (non-credit-bearing).
  • Students seeking two certificates may use courses that “count” toward more than one to fulfill requirements for both certificates. In other words, if a course is eligible for two certificates the student need only take it once, and may apply its credit toward both.
  • Students may also combine this certificate with other coursework toward the Master of Professional Studies .

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