The Department of Library and Information Science launched online classes in the fall of 2018, phasing out two Online and Weekend Learning Program (OWL) classes each term over several terms, replacing all OWL classes with online courses.

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 combined 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 was the last semester that OWL classes were offered.

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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