Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science
The mission of the Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science is to equip practicing professionals, who already have a masters in library and information science or a similar degree, with specialized competencies and problem solving abilities in a particular area of librarianship or information studies chosen from the wealth of courses offered by the School. For instance, if a professional would like to update his or her skills in a particular area, he or she may select courses that offer training in recent technologies, techniques, or skills that either were not obtained in the first professional degree or have since become outdated. Additionally, a student might obtain the Specialist Certificate in order to acquire the requisite training for new employment opportunities. Students may mix and match from the entire catalog of courses offered by the School.
Candidates for the Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science must complete 30 credits of 6000-8000 level course work providing the appropriate degree of specialization relevant to the student's career goals. For additional information, students are referred to the Degree and Certificate Requirements regulations as stated in the Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin.