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Academic libraries are the large and small libraries hosted by colleges and universities to serve their students, staff and faculty. Their materials can be profession specific, such as a law libraries and science specific libraries, offering opportunities for academic librarians to be specialize in specific subjects. Additionally, academic librarians also manage the operations and materials of main campus libraries for all students of the institution. In either scenario, academic librarians provide information services to older and more sophisticated clientele than their public and school librarian colleagues.
MLIS degree programs with a concentration in Academic Librarianship prepare students to meet the more sophisticated information needs of higher education students and faculty.
Learn more by exploring the Academic Librarianship Degree Program overview.
Explore the various American Library Association (ALA) accredited academic librarianship degree programs in the United States.