Online and Weekend Learning Program
The Online and Weekend Learning Program combines synchronous and asynchronous online instruction with monthly Saturday face-to-face classes.Learn More
In Fall 2018, the Department of Library and Information Science launched fully online classes, phasing in two online and weekend classes (OWL) classes each term over the next several terms until all OWL classes will be replaced by online courses. Only the OWL classes will convert, and we will continue to hold face-to-face classes both on campus and at the Library of Congress. All enrolled students may opt to enroll in any online class offered and all current OWL students may opt to enroll in any face-to-face class offered.
With the new online curriculum, School Library Media (SLM) students can complete their degree by taking all online courses. Other students may also complete their degree requirements by taking all online courses based on this sequence. Meanwhile, students can take a practicum in DC areas or any areas of their selection. A comprehensive exam is required and taken during the last semester or after the last semester as a graduation requirement.
The updated two-year plan reflects the new plan.
The online curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills that are valuable to any information intensive environments, including academic, corporate, public, special libraries and other information centers.
LSC551: Organization of Information
LSC557: The Information Professions in Society
LSC553: Information Sources and Services
LSC555: Information Systems in Libraries and Information Centers
LSC641: Collection Development and Management
LSC654: Database Management
LSC848: Media for Children
LSC606: Cataloging and Classification
LSC635: Human Information Behavior
LSC731: Media Integration in the Curriculum
LSC650: Information Architecture and Web Design
LSC675: Research Methods in Library and Information Science
LSC872: Administration of School Library Media Programs
LSC695B: SLM practicum
LSC772: Marketing Libraries and Information Services
LSC752: Design and Production of Multimedia
LSC849: Media for Young Adults