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Clarion University:
Where Academic Tradition Meets the 21st Century

Initiated in 1967, the Master of Library Science program was the first of its kind in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Now, 40 years later, Clarion University combines its academic tradition of excellence with on-line technology to meet you where you live and learn.

The faculty who work alongside you in the M.S.L.S. program are strongly committed to traditional library science education. Through their diverse professional backgrounds and research expertise, they can prepare you for a range of emerging careers in librarianship.


Accreditations and Certifications

  • American Library Association 

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

  • Pennsylvania School Library Certification

  • Pennsylvania Department of Education Approval


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Regardless of your library science career goals, or your preferred mode of learning, we invite you to join us at Clarion University!


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