Master of Library Science Courses
Start Your Degree at Stony Brook – Finish at Queens College or St. John's University (Oakdale)
Articulation agreements between Stony Brook
University and Queens College and St. John's University allows students to take up to four core courses for the MLS degree on the campus of Stony Brook University.
As long as the student attains a ‘B’ or better in each course here, the three credits will transfer to St. John's or Queens College upon acceptance into their program. If the student takes all four of our offerings he/she will have completed one third of the requirements for graduation with a Master of Library Science.
None of our classes have pre-requisites and you may take them in any order — one at a time or two per semester.
CEL 591 Fundamentals of Library and Information Science
An historical introduction to librarianship and information science as a profession; professional literature; types of libraries and information agencies, and their roles and structures; conservation and dissemination of knowledge to various populations; nature of research in library and information science.
CEL 599 Technology of Information
CEL 599 has been designed to teach the basic skills of computer concepts and Microsoft Office. It begins with computing fundamentals, in which the student will learn computer hardware, peripheral devices, software, Microsoft® Windows, and files. The next focus is on key applications, starting with an overview of application software. Again, it will include, but not be limited to: networks, email, streaming video and Web browsing. (Fall semester)
CEL 593 Introduction to Technical Services
This course will have two main emphases. The first is the principles of providing access to known items using the current cataloging code. The second is the provision of subject access through subject heading lists and classification systems. There will be practical exercises in all areas of cataloging. In addition we will discuss the functions of the acquisitions and cataloging departments and all of the current issues facing Technical Services in the 21st century.
CEL 595 Information Sources and Services
This introductory course offers the student an opportunity to develop a basic knowledge of print and electronic reference tools used in library and other information settings. Students are given the opportunity to examine print and electronic sources designed for answering a wide variety of questions. The course also covers issues relating to reference services and the reference interview, including customer service, ethical delivery of services, varying reference service modalities, and service in an evolving multicultural information society. (Spring semester)
Application and Registration
Interested students should apply through the School of Professional Development using the non–matriculated graduate student application.
Find out more about the St. John's University College MLS program and find directions to its Oakdale Campus.