This coming fall, the Department of Library and Information Science will launch online classes, phasing in two Online and Weekend Learning Program (OWL) classes each term over the next several terms until all OWL classes will be replaced by online courses. For the details of the new Online Courses plan, please go to New Online Curriculum page.

For the past seven years, the Online and Weekend Learning Program (OWL) gave a blended learning option for both the Generalist and the School Library Media courses of study for the Master of Science in Library Science program. The OWL courses combine asynchronous online instruction with monthly Saturday face-to-face classes (4 times a semester). Students could take up to two OWL courses each term, including summer, making only one trip a month to campus. 

The OWL program was designed to meet the needs of working students and those who live far from Catholic University Campus. Spring 2019 will be the last semester that OWL classes are offered.

2018-2019 OWL Course Plan 

Fall 2018
606: Cataloging and Classification
635: Human Information Behavior (blended - with two additional F2F meetings)
675: Research Methods in Library and Information Science
731: Media Integration in the Curriculum

Spring 2019
612: Foundations of Digital Libraries
672: Management
872: Administration of School Library Media Programs

Spring 2019 OWL Face-to-face dates: January 26, February 23, March 30 and May 4

Library and information science students in class


Students accepted to the Department of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America are invited to explore their academic and career goals within a faith-based liberal arts education.

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