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In collaboration with New York University (NYU), the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University (LIU) offers a unique 52-credit dual master's degree program that prepares you as a subject specialist/scholar-librarian in academic and research institutions or as an information specialist in a specialized library or information center. The program grants an ALA-accredited Master of Science in Library and Information Science from LIU's Palmer School and a Master of Arts or Science (in any of approximately 54 programs) from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or from three programs within NYU's Steinhardt School: Costume Studies, Food Studies or Media, Culture, and Communication.

Program Highlights
-Students take approximately 13 fewer credits than would be required if they pursued each master's separately.
-Students are able to take Palmer School courses at any of our sites. All NYU courses are taught at NYU’s Washington Square Manhattan campus.
-Students select from among numerous NYU GSAS programs or NYU Steinhardt School’s approved programs (see above) and enroll simultaneously at the LIU Palmer School.
-Specially designed mentorship program with NYU Libraries' library subject specialists offers professional guidance and experience throughout the duration of the program.

About the Program
Academic librarians traditionally need two master’s degrees—a subject master’s and the MSLIS. Our dual degree with NYU offers this opportunity. Students apply to LIU’s Palmer School and NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science or NYU’s Steinhardt School of Media, Culture, and Communication. Once admitted to both universities, students apply to be a part of this unique program that offers a mentorship under the direction of a subject specialist librarian here at NYU’s Bobst Library. The entire program is offered at Palmer’s NYU site in Bobst Library. Students take a total of 13 fewer credits in the dual degree program than if they took each master’s separately.

Career Opportunities
The Palmer School of Library and Information Science prepares you for a wide range of professional careers in public and private library systems and information technology settings. Our master’s degree programs, advanced certificates and doctoral degree are highly respected among libraries, organizations and businesses nation-wide.

The faculty of the Palmer School consists of distinguished professors with outstanding credentials and track records of scholarship, research and instruction at top universities across the nation and around the world. They are ready to help you complete your degree and make your own contributions to the fields of library science and information studies.

Graduates will be prepared to pursue positions in a number of areas or to apply their enhanced knowledge to their current positions.

Our alumni hold positions as:
-Academic Librarian
-Archivist/Children’s Librarian
-Chief Information Officer
-Corporate Information Manager
-Database Manager
-Digital Collections Manager Knowledge Organization Director
-Law Librarian
-Information Specialist
-Information Technology Director
-Public Librarian
-Public Library Director
-Medical Librarian
-Rare Books Preservationist
-Records Manager
-Reference Librarian
-School Media Specialist

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