Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management Program

The online Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management (GCRT-LIM) is uniquely designed for those who already hold a Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program and who are looking for advanced leadership and management skills needed to thrive in senior-level roles. As the only library and information science program in the nation offered through a top-ranked business school, the post-master’s GCRT-LIM online program can provide you with considerable advantages. It enables students who already have a master’s in library and information science to advance their career into high-level leadership with expert knowledge and confidence.

USC’s GCRT-LIM’s business-focus curriculum utilizes the information learned in an MLIS degree as a foundation to thoroughly explore advanced theories in business, management and leadership specialized to the library and information management field. This program is a collaboration between the distinguished USC Marshall School of Business and the USC Libraries.


The program consists of six courses, totaling 16 credits and can be completed in as few as two semesters. The online format allows students to fit their post graduate coursework into their busy lives. Our curriculum promotes high level problem-solving and critical thinking skills that can be used to shape the future of library and information management.

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