LIS Course Descriptions

The MLS in Information and Library Science degree requires 36 credit hours at a 3.00 (B) average or better. There are 15 hours of required core courses. View all detailed course descriptions.

Core Courses

  • LIS 505 - Introduction to Library and Information Studies
  • LIS 506 - Introduction to Information Technology
  • LIS 518 - Reference Sources and Services
  • LIS 571 - Organization and Control of Recorded Information I
  • LIS 581 - Management of Libraries and Information Agencies*

*LMS students take LIS 585 Management of School Library Media Centers rather than LIS 581.

Course Offerings

  • LIS 501, 502, 503, and 504 - Special Topics
  • LIS 505 - Introduction to Library and Information Studies
  • LIS 506 - Introduction to Information Technology
  • LIS 509 - Introduction to Archives Management
  • LIS 510 - Law Library Administration
  • LIS 511 - Materials of Legal Practice
  • LIS 512 - Legal Information Sources
  • LIS 513 - Records Management
  • LIS 514 - Indexing and Surrogation
  • LIS 515 - Information Sources and Services in the Sciences
  • LIS 516 - Information Sources and Services in the Social Sciences
  • LIS 517 - Information Sources and Services in the Humanities
  • LIS 518 - Reference Sources and Services
  • LIS 519 - Selection, Acquisition and Management of Non-Book Materials
  • LIS 520 - Business Information Sources
  • LIS 522 - International Publishing and Bibliography
  • LIS 523 - User Education
  • LIS 524 - School Media Center Field Experience
  • LIS 525 - School Media Center Practicum
  • LIS 526 - Practicum
  • LIS 527 - Special Projects
  • LIS 531 - Marketing of Information Services
  • LIS 532 - Curriculum Role of the Media Specialist
  • LIS 534 - Resources and Services for Children
  • LIS 535 - Resources and Services for Young Adults
  • LIS 536 - Multicultural and Special Population Materials for Children and Young Adults
  • LIS 537 - Storytelling
  • LIS 538 - Pedagogy for School Librarians
  • LIS 542 - Resources and Services for Adults
  • LIS 559 - Systems Administration – UNIX, Linux and Web Servers
  • LIS 561 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • LIS 562 - Networking Technologies
  • LIS 563 - Digital Libraries
  • LIS 566 - Digital Information Retrieval
  • LIS 567 - Government Information
  • LIS 568 - Computer Applications in the School Library Media Center
  • LIS 569 - Database Systems
  • LIS 570 - History of Libraries and Media
  • LIS 571 - Organization and Control of Recorded Information I
  • LIS 574 - Organization and Control of Recorded Information II
  • LIS 575 - Introduction to Research Methods
  • LIS 580 - Intellectual Freedom
  • LIS 581 - Management of Libraries and Information Agencies
  • LIS 583 - Public Libraries
  • LIS 584 - Academic and Research Libraries
  • LIS 585 - Management of School Library Media Centers
  • LIS 586 - Health Science Librarianship
  • LIS 587 - Collection Development
  • LIS 588 - Music Librarianship I
  • LIS 589 - Music Librarianship II
  • LIS 598 - Directed Study
  • LIS 599 - Master's Thesis

Professional Development Courses

Cross-Listed Courses

There are some courses offered in other GSE Departments, other departments at UB, and other SUNY institutions that may be of interest to LIS students.