Specializations within Master's Degrees
Music Librarianship Specialization and Master of Library Science
This curriculum has been approved effective Fall 2013.
Candidates in this Specialization will receive the M.L.S. degree and the
Music Librarianship Specialization which will be noted on the transcript.
Students in this Specialization will complete the following requirements:
1. Prerequisite and Requirements
- PREREQUISITE (3 credit hours) - must be fulfilled before completion of 9 credit hours
- FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (18 hours) one course from each area
- * Note: Students pursuing an ILS dual degree or formal specialization that requires
one of these courses may count the course for the technology requirement as well.
Specialization courses (12 credit hours)
- MUS M539 Music Bibliography (3 credit hours)
- Z504 Cataloging
- Z605 Internship in Library and Information Science
Library and Information Science (6 credit hours)
P: M539; P: Z504. Two 3-credit hour internships in one or two areas related to music
librarianship (e.g., music cataloging, music collection development, music
reference, music technology), approved by the coordinator of the Music
- Z655 Music Librarianship Seminar in
Music Librarianship (3 credit hours)
P or concurrent: M539 and Z504. Topics include music
library administration, circulation and reserves, collection development,
facilities and design, music cataloging, recording collections, reference,
technology, and music printing and publishing.
ILS courses (3 credit hours)
4. Specialization Contact
Please contact Keith Cochran, Music Collection Development Librarian,
email@example.com, or call 812.855.2974. Mr. Cochran and his colleagues
welcome inquiries and visits from prospective students.
School of Music Notes:
There are limited openings in our highly competitive Music Librarianship
Specialization program. Applications to the Music Specialization will be
reviewed in March (for entrance in September) and September (for entrance in
January). Even if you are not admitted to the specialization, there are
opportunities at IU to enhance career possibilities in the humanities and in
music-related jobs. ILS students may take Music Bibliography M539 as one of
their M.L.S. or MIS electives. It is considered to be a cross-listed course.
Applicants are expected to hold at least a bachelor's
degree in music from an accredited four-year collegiate institution. For this
program, students must apply for admission to both schools and the Music
Librarianship Specialization and meet the admission criteria established for
all three. (The admissions committee for the specialization consists of the IU