Library and Information Studies

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Information Literacy Instruction

The Information Literacy Instruction Certificate (ILIC) is a 15-credit post-baccalaureate certificate open to current students (who may take it as part of their M.L.I.S. program) and college graduates with or without the M.L.I.S.

Completion of the following courses is required:

  • LSC 504: Searching for Answers: Meeting Users’ Information Needs
  • LSC 525: Multiculturalism in Libraries
  • LSC 527: Digital Information Literacy Instruction
  • LSC 528: Digital Visual Information Literacy

Candidates for the ILIC must apply for admission following GSLIS guidelines and will be required to earn a grade of B or better in each course. A maximum of three graduate credits will be accepted from another graduate library school program for transfer of credit.


Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy

Offered through the URI School of Education, the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy is a 12-credit graduate program for educators, librarians and media professionals. The program provides you with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to participate in an active read/write culture. You’ll learn to skillfully use, create and share digital texts, tools and technologies.

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