Degree Programs

Dual Degrees and Specializations (for Master's Students)

Rare Books and Manuscripts Specialization (for M.L.S. Students)

Candidates in this 36 credit hour program will receive the M.L.S. and the Specialization—which will be noted on the transcript. In consultation with their advisors, students complete the core course requirements (15 cr. + S401), 18 hours of specialization credits, and 3 hours of SLIS electives. They must complete S583 Rare Book Librarianship and 12 hours from the following electives or other courses approved by the director of the specialization:

  • S580 History of Libraries (3 cr.)
  • S582 Preservation (3 cr.)
  • S584 Manuscripts (3 cr.)
  • S629 Topics in Information Sources and Services (3 cr.)
  • S652 Digital Libraries (3 cr.)
  • S680 The Book to 1450 (3 cr.)
  • S681 The Book 1450 to the Present (3 cr.)
  • S684 Descriptive Bibliography (3 cr.)

Students must also complete S605 for a 3 credit internship working in a position related to rare books or manuscripts. There are limited openings in this highly competitive specialization, which is available only on the Bloomington campus.

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