Library and Information Science Department

Library and Information Science

The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program is the only ALA accredited program in Minnesota. We prepare students to be critical thinkers and leading information professionals who promote equity through the access, use, evaluation, sharing, and creation of information.

Aerial view of campus including the Chapel belltower
Student-Centered and Social Justice-Oriented

Our faculty are dedicated to equipping future librarians and information professionals with theory, practice, and a focus on social justice.

Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen is a highly respected faculty member within the program. She helped launch the University’s first journal, Research on Diversity in Youth Literature. Her work is dedicated to improving the diversity landscape within children’s literature.