Library and Information Studies

MLIS Curriculum

Track: Information Equity, Diverse Communities, and Critical Leadership

The GSLIS track in Information Equity, Diverse Communities, and Critical Librarianshipis a 12-credit graduate program that enables librarians and other information professionals to acquire foundational knowledge, skills, and competencies required for a diversifying workplace. This track teaches social justice approaches for libraries and information institutes; critical theoretical foundations for understanding information equity and critical thinking skills around anti-racism, race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, and immigration in libraries.

The following courses comprise the track:


  • LSC 525 (3 credits) Multiculturalism in Libraries

Diverse Communities
(Select 2 from the list)

  • LSC 511 (3 credits) Critical Disability Approaches in Library and Information Studies
  • LSC 512 (3 credits) Immigrant and Migrant Information Contexts and Practices
  • LSC 517 (3 credits) Community Relations for Libraries

Critical Librarianship
(Select 1 from the list)

  • LSC 513 (3 credits) Social Justice in Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • LSC 515 (3 credits) Information Ethics and Policy
  • LSC 516 (3 credits) Information and Culture