Certificate Requirements

Option A

Option A of the CALIS is offered to those who complete a successful, coherent program of specialized study and research beyond the MLISc. The program is intended to allow 1) specialization in applying computer and information technologies to information environments, and 2) extending information management skills in information system design, evaluation and the development of user services.

CALIS Prerequisite Courses

A passing grade in an introductory-level computer programming, html or other mark-up or scripting languages course (or demonstrated proficiency at an equivalent level), and a minimum 3.3 GPA in the following:

  • LIS 647 – Systems Approach to Library Operations
  • LIS 663 – Database Searching
  • LIS 670 – Introduction to Information Science & Technology

CALIS Elective Courses

A minimum of 15 credit hours, approved by the faculty adviser, from the following:

  • LIS 665 – Teaching Information Technology Literacy
  • LIS 667 – Advanced Database Searching
  • LIS 672 – Technology for Libraries & Information Centers
  • LIS 674 – Database Design & Creation
  • LIS 677 – Human Dimension in Information Systems
  • LIS 678 – Personalized Information Delivery
  • LIS 693 – Special Topics in Librarianship (with permission)
  • LIS 694 – Special Topics in Info Technology

Six graduate-level Information and Computer Science (ICS) credits may be applied to the prerequisite and certificate requirements. Other relevant courses may be counted if approved by your advisor.

Students must also complete a research paper on a topic related to the field of librarianship that meets the approval of the CALIS Committee and give an oral presentation of their research to students and faculty.

Option B

Option B of the CALIS is in School Librarianship and available to those who complete a successful, coherent program of specialized study and research beyond the MLISc. The program is intended to allow specialization in 1) applying computer and information science technologies to elementary and secondary school libraries, and 2) extending curriculum planning skills in information literacy and general literacy instruction.

CALIS-SL Prerequisite Courses

A passing grade in an introductory-level computer programming course (or demonstrated proficiency at an equivalent level), with a minimum GPA of 3.3 in the following:

  • LIS 663 – Database Searching
  • LIS 670 – Introduction to Information Science & Technology
  • LIS 681 – Books & Media for Children
  • LIS 682 – Books & Media for Young Adults
  • LIS 686 – Information Literacy & Learning Resources

CALIS-SL Elective Courses

A minimum of 15 credit hours, approved by the faculty adviser, from the following:

  • LIS 647 – Systems Approach to Library Operations
  • LIS 665 – Teaching Information Technology Literacy
  • LIS 667 – Advanced Database Searching
  • LIS 672 – Technology for Libraries & Information Centers
  • LIS 674 – Database Design & Creation
  • LIS 677 – Human Dimension in Information Systems
  • LIS 678 – Personalized Information Delivery
  • LIS 685 – Traditional Literature & Oral Narration
  • LIS 689 – Asian American Resources for Children & Youth
  • LIS 693 – Special Topics in Librarianship
  • LIS 694 – Special Topics in Info Technology

Six graduate-level Information & Computer Sciences (ICS) and/or College of Education credits, or other relevant courses may be applied to the prerequisite and certificate requirements if approved by your advisor.

Students must also complete a research paper on a topic related to the field of school librarianship that meets the approval of the CALIS Committee and give an oral presentation of their research to students and faculty.