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Students in the MLIS degree program come from a wide variety of backgrounds. A significant number of the students are recent college graduates -- from schools such as Bryn Mawr, Carnegie Mellon, Notre Dame, the University of Pennsylvania, and Rensselaer -- seeking careers of service as librarians, archivists, or information specialists. But there is also an important place in the MLIS program for students interested in pursuing a second career. In recent years, the program has included lawyers, a pediatrician, corporate executives, elementary and secondary school teachers, computer programmers, Web specialists, and social workers, as well as paraprofessionals from archives and libraries seeking an ALA-accredited Master’s degree. Current Doctoral Students in DLIS

Post-Graduate Employment

Approximately 98 percent of the graduates of the MLIS program find professional-level employment, and many go on to hold leadership positions.

What types of positions do our graduates obtain? Many of them work in academic, public, school, and special libraries across Pennsylvania. Many others find employment in important institutions in other parts of the country, including The Library of Congress, Cornell University, Middlebury College, the New York Public Library, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the National Archives, the Holocaust Museum, and OCLC, as well as in the corporate sector, with companies such as PPG, Federated Investors, and Lexis-Nexis.


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For more information about the Library and Information Science Program,
please call 412.624.9420 or e-mail Debbie Day

School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh,
135 North Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Tel: 412.624.3988 | Fax: 412.624.5231 
For information about Admissions & Financial Aid, please contact
Shabana Reza at 800.672.9435

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