Information Sciences

Certificate of Advanced Study in Library and Information Science, Digital Libraries Concentration

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's School of Information Sciences complies with the U.S. Department of Education's Gainful Employment requirements by disclosing information to applicants regarding our Certificate of Advanced Study program. Required information can be found here.

Students and faculty advisers work closely together in selecting appropriate courses of study to meet individual needs. Possible areas of emphasis include digital libraries, management, and youth services.  The C.A.S. may be completed on-campus or through the Leep online scheduling option.

Students admitted to the C.A.S. program may optionally pursue a Concentration in Digital Libraries.

CAS-DL Core courses
IS 453Systems Analysis and Management3 or 4
IS 560Digital Libraries4
IS 561Information Modeling4
IS 562Metadata in Theory & Practice4
Four elective courses from the CAS Digital Library Electives16
Total Elective Hours31-32
IS 593CAS Project0 to 8
Elective hours (max. of 8 hours of Independent Study)32
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Masters Degree in Library and Information Science is required for admission
A concentration is not required.
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 24
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
The credit-no credit option can only be applied to courses taken outside the library and information science curriculum and courses taken with this option can not be applied to the degree.
Minimum GPA: 3.25