Master of Management in Library and Information Science

Offered through the USC Marshall School of Business, the online Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) program blends a robust LIS-based curriculum with management, communication and business fundamentals to prepare students for leadership roles.

The MMLIS curriculum is aligned with the core competencies of librarianship as laid out by the American Library Association.

Each course offered is taught through real-world, experience-based learning and teamwork. This approach encourages critical and creative thinking and the development of the skills necessary for working across a vast array of professional settings.

Upon completion of the MMLIS program, students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to lead – not just in libraries, but also in museums, businesses, government agencies and a wide variety of related institutions.

Today’s librarians are tech-driven information leaders who manage digital infrastructure and teams of analysts. They enhance the quality of experience in their communities and organizations. They work just about everywhere – and many do not carry the title “librarian.”

“We tried to take an approach to the curriculum that enabled us to move things forward in terms of what employers were looking for and that would uniquely position our students.” – Dr. Ken Haycock, USC MMLIS Founder

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Career Options

USC MMLIS alumni have continued on to fill the following positions across academic institutions, corporations, public libraries and a wide array of information centers.

  • Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Metadata Librarian
  • Library Manager
  • Digital Asset Manager
  • Assessment Librarian
  • Manager, Information Services
  • Youth Services Librarian
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Social Media Manager

Read the USC Marshall MMLIS Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism (DEIA+AR).