Advanced Studies in Library and Information Science Online Certificate

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Advanced Studies in Library and Information Science

A Leader in the Study of Library Science

Open up a world of opportunities with this convenient certificate in Advanced Studies Library and Information Science.

Are you ready to take your professional skills and competencies to a new level? The post-master’s certificate of Advanced Studies in Library Science from PennWest Global Online might be exactly what you need. This is a highly personal and unique experience. You’ll find faculty supports your individual needs and career goals. You’ll enjoy flexibility as well as the opportunity to improve your earning potential. Because it is delivered 100% online, you don’t have to take time off from work. You can earn the 12 credits required on your own time, at your own pace.

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Online, On Your Schedule

These days, flexibility is key to success. PennWest’s Global Online programs allow you to carve time out of your busy schedule to continue your education or get the degree you’ve always wanted.

Fully Accredited

All of PennWest’s online Master of Science in Information and Library Science programs and concentrations are fully accredited by the American Library Association.

Top-Notch Faculty

Learn from faculty with diverse professional backgrounds and research experience. They will help prepare you for a range of emerging careers in libraries and all types of information agencies.

Fast Facts


PennWest Clarion’s Library Science programs are ranked the best in the nation by based on the array of programs, the success of students, online formats and the way the coursework prepares students for employment.




100% online


Graduate Admissions


August, October, December, January, March, June, July

Careers and Salaries

Job opportunities for library science graduates reach outside of schools and can be found in a number of different industries including technology, finance, healthcare and government institutions. As digital libraries and technology-focused methods for storing library materials increases, so does the demand for library and information science skills. The job outlook in the United States is expected to grow 7% in the next decade.

The average salary for those with a Master’s in Library science is $84,000 per year with potential for growth over time. Here are just a few career options available to graduates:

  • Digital Archivist
  • Associate Editor
  • Government Records Analyst
  • Library Systems and Applications Developer
  • Competitive Intelligence Analyst
  • Information Architect
  • Librarian
  • School Librarian

Admissions Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA and regionally accredited institution

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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