May 21, 2024  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
2022-2023 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Certificate in Executive Library Leadership

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The certificate in executive library leadership is designed for high level library administrators with advanced degrees from non-LIS disciplines and provides a gateway to the full MLIS as a stackable, five-course module toward the 12 course/36 credit MLIS degree The certificate features a five-course plan of study shaped with a faculty advisor, with the curriculum outlined below.

The SOIS Certificate in Executive Library Leadership provides:

  • A theoretical foundation regarding library values, culture, and core functions.
  • A practical foundation which includes an independent, research based project at the student’s home institution based on evidence based planning.


Fifteen graduate credit hours, including:

Additional Information

Students are advised to apply to Dominican as MLIS degree-seeking students, although they may also complete the certificate as a as a post-masters certificate seeking student. Degree seeking students have six years to complete the full MLIS.

Application requirements:
  • Completion of a master’s degree with a GPA of 3.0, or if under 3.0, then a GRE composite score of at least 297 or MAT score of 404.
  • Personal essay and two letters of recommendation.

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