The Master of Science in Library Science degree offers the following concentrations for those who wish to become specialized in a particular sector of the field.
M.S.L.S. reference and user services
Clarion University's M.S.L.S. in reference and user services concentration will allow students to construct a coherent program of study in the area of reference and user services. This group of courses will provide students with a skill set necessary to provide instruction and information services for patrons in all types of libraries. Students will master skills in the areas of general reference sources and services, instructional design and delivery, specialized sources and services such as business sources, government information, resources in the humanities, and resources in the social sciences.
M.S.L.S. local and archival studies
Clarion University's M.S.L.S. in local and archival studies concentration will allow students to construct a coherent program of study in the area of local and archival studies. This group of courses will provide students with a skill set necessary for work in information environments dealing with local and archival documents such as libraries, archives, historical societies, etc. Students will master skills in the areas of: management of collections, information technology and digital resources. Students will be qualified for public library local history/genealogy positions, academic library reference and archives positions, and local special collection management positions in settings outside of libraries.