Welcome to Appalachian State Library Science!

Welcome to Appalachian State Library Science. We offer Masters of Library Science degrees for those students interested in pursuing careers in school librarianship and/or public librarianship. 

ASU Library Science is expected to begin our first cohort at UNC-Charlotte, beginning in Fall 2015! We will be having an information session on March 26. Click here for information about this cohort.

*We are now accepting applications for Fall 2015 cohorts for both our online and UNC-C programs . The priority deadline for applications is June 1; once enrollment capacities have been reached, registration will be closed.  The final deadline for applications is July 1.  Apply here.

We offer

  • an online experience using a 3-D fully immersive and collaborative learning environment 
  • a hybrid learning experience, using both face-to-face and online environments, for cohorts at UNC-Charlotte
  • small classes in which students occasionally meet at the same time and conduct coursework on their own time
  • an engaged and supportive faculty

 Library Science, General (MLS) is

  • nationally recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
  • nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 
  • approved by the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction
  • regionally accredited by the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission

Completion of the Library Science Master's degree entitles graduates to apply for Media Coordinator licensure (076) from the State of North Carolina and the Public Librarian Certification from the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission.