E-learning information professionals

Master of library and information science University of Missouri
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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 the iSchools consortium, an international coalition of leading information schools.

Quick facts

Official name

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


University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Education | School of Information Science and Learning Technologies

Delivery mode

100% online


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

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*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
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 Edition, Librarians
Employment growth
National Center for O*NET Development. 25-4021.00. O*NET OnLine
Library jobs requiring a master’s degree

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 St. Louis and 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


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

2-4 years

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes each semester


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 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

Jenny Bossaller

Areas of expertise:

  • Public library & social equity
  • Library history
  • Adults’ reading interests
Jenny Bossaller, PhD
Associate Professor, Library and Information Science Program Chair

Learn more about this program

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