E-learning information professionals

Master of library and information science University of Missouri-Columbia
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Overview

As the need for online education grows, e-learning information professionals are in high demand. E-learning information professionals are the link between the library and people who use library materials online, either in formal or informal educational environments. The online master’s program prepares students to aid instructors in information provision and be advocates for the library and for informational materials that enhance the learning experience.

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) is a proud member of iSchools, an international coalition of leading information schools.

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Mizzou’s online master’s in education programs ranked among the nation’s finest in two U.S. News & World Report 2022 categories.

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Quick facts

Official name

Master of library and information science with an emphasis in e-learning information professionals (MLIS)

Campus

University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Education & Human Development | School of Information Science and Learning Technologies

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council, American Library Association

Credit hours

39

Estimated cost

$19,909.50

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Jobs for e-learning information professionals MLIS graduates may include

  • Online learning librarian
  • E-Learning librarian
  • E-Learning and instructional technology librarian
  • Reference/web services librarian
  • Electronic services librarian
  • Research analyst librarian
  • Access services librarian
  • Assistant director for public services
  • Library development coordinator
  • Reference instruction librarian
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
8.68%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$50,000
Median salary

Program structure

You can complete this program entirely online. Occasional face-to-face courses and events may be offered. Most library and information science faculty are based in Columbia, MO with faculty in Kansas City.

Courses are semester-based, though some courses are in an eight-week format. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to four years. Students who attend full-time typically finish in two years.

Course work includes

  • Social computing & learning
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Technology to enhance learning
  • Project management
  • Instructional systems design
  • Designing online learning

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

2-4 years

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes each semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Education and Human Development is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. The library and information science master’s program is accredited by the American Library Association.

Faculty spotlight

Cindy Dudenhoffer

Dr. Cynthia Dudenhoffer joined Mizzou in 2021 as an associate teaching professor and program coordinator for the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies.  Previously, she held the role of Director of Information Resources and Assessment at Central Methodist University.  She has served in many leadership roles locally and nationally, including president of the Missouri Library Association.  She also serves as a professional consultant in areas of academic library accreditation, program review, project management, and leadership through innovation. Areas of expertise include emerging technologies in information agencies and data literacy.

Cindy Dudenhoffer
Associate Teaching Professor, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies