Writing and Library Science Department

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8195

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Writing and Library Science Department

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Library Science - Minor

UW-Superior's Library Science Program educates students to be leaders in information services and the use of information technology. The program develops competent, confident and creative professionals who enjoy the information field and can instill this value in others. Our graduates go on to positions in school, academic, specialized and public libraries, become researchers and information specialists, or pursue advanced degrees in the field.

The program integrates studies of information concepts and skills with experience using digital resources, systems, and environments. Students explore new information resources and technologies and learn to apply them in libraries, media and technology centers, and other organizations.

Students pursuing teaching certification may satisfy requirements for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Initial Library Media Specialist by completing the minor. At the graduate level, the program provides courses leading to the Professional Library Media Specialist license for those who have held an Initial Library Media Specialist license for at least three years. Licensed teachers may earn a Master of Science in Education-Instruction degree at the same time they complete requirements for their Professional Library Media Specialist license.

The Library Science program offers the Greve and Kyllo scholarships for students completing the minor or seeking the School Library Media Specialist certification. The Greve Scholarship can also be used for students who wish to attend professional library association conferences or workshops.

Degrees and Majors/Minors:


  • Library Science

  • Library Science - Education (with options for Initial Library Media Specialist and Professional Library Media Specialist)

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  • Program combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience so graduates have a useful combination of experiences and knowledge for careers in the library and information professions.

  • Coursework integrates technology skills with information science and management concepts. Knowledge gained in the program is applicable in any field where collecting, organizing, and disseminating information is important.

  • UW-Superior offers excellent access to information and instructional technologies in Jim Dan Hill Library and other campus computing and multimedia labs.

  • Opportunities to obtain Wisconsin school library media specialist licensure.

  • Faculty members are practicing professionals.

  • Small classes allow personal attention from professors.

What can you do with a degree in Library Science from UW-Superior?

Many positions require the analytic, organizational, and communicative skills provided by a Library Science minor. Career options include:

  • Public, school or special librarian

  • Multimedia specialist

  • Archivist

  • Museum curator

  • Database specialist

  • Systems analyst

  • Information scientist

  • Records manager

  • Publisher's representative

  • Research analyst

What are our alumni doing today?

Lisa Jewell, Library Consultant, Office of Learning and Information Technology, University of Wisconsin System Administration

Kristin Lindquist, Librarian, UW-Superior

Jennifer Lu'Becke, Library Two Harbors Public Library

Julie Rustad, Distance Education Librarian, Assistant Professor, College of St. Scholastica Library

Marie Erdman Bradshaw, Systems Analyst, Ex Libris

Dominic Frandrup, Assistant Director / IT Specialist, Waupaca Area Public Library

Kate Wiisanen, Stevens Point School District

Jody Peterson, Librarian, Superior High School

Sheila Dembowski, IMC Specialist, Schofield Elementary School

Shellie Swanson, Library Media Specialist, Bayfield School District

Stephanie Janigo, School Library Media Specialist, Northwood School, Minong

Liisa Eyerly, IMC Coordinator, CESA 12, Ashland

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