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SLIS - Accreditation

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We are an ALA-accredited school. The master's program in Library Science was originally accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1975 and most recently in 2009. We offer both the Master's of Library Science (MLS) and the Master's of Information Science (MIS). The MLS prepares professional librarians, and the MIS helps students learn to manage networks, create systems, and administer databases. Beginning with the 1990-91 academic year, the School has offered a program in information sciences leading to the MIS degree. We offer both MIS and MLS degrees online (except for the MLS - Archives concentration on campus). We also offer a joint MLS/JD degree for law librarians and a joint MBA/MIS degree. You are required to be admitted to the NCCU School of Law or Business in addition to the SLIS for joint degrees; those schools have on-campus classes.

The vision of the School of Library and Information Sciences is to promote access to information for all humanity. The mission of the school is to support the vision by providing effective courses and learning experiences in the Master's of Library Science (MLS) and Master's of Information Science (MIS) degree programs that prepare professionals to become leaders who can advance the library and information sciences in a diverse and global society.                              

Contact Us:

North Carolina Central University
School of Library and Information Sciences
312 James E. Shepard Library
P.O. Box 19586
1801 Fayetteville St.      
Durham NC 27707
919-530-7320 (office)
919-530-6402 (fax)
Dean Jon Gant, jpgant@nccu.edu

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