Music Librarianship Specialization in Master of Library Science

The Music Librarianship Specialization for the Master of Library Science combines a top library sciences education with coursework and resources at Indiana University’s world-class Jacobs School of Music.

With this specialization, you can follow many career paths to combine your interests in libraries and music. Join an academic music library or orchestra library. Become a humanities subject specialist, web content planner, or cataloger. Work with the materials in a special collection or archive. Manage the music collection at a public library or museum.

The specialization will appear on your transcript.

You can also pursue a dual M.L.S./M.A. in Musicology or M.L.S./M.M. in Music Theory.

Requirements (Minimum 36 Credit Hours)

M.L.S. Requirements (18 cr.)

You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.

Specialization Requirements (15 cr.)

Specialization Electives (3 cr.)

Choose from information and library science courses. Talk to your specialization advisor for recommended electives.

Specialization Advisor

Keith Cochran
Music Collection Development Librarian
(812) 855-2974

Admission to the Specialization

Admission to the Music Librarianship Specialization is highly competitive. Applicants are expected to hold at least a bachelor’s degree in music from an accredited, four-year institution.

To be considered, indicate your interest in the specialization in the personal goals essay when you apply for the Master of Library Science. Admission to the M.L.S. will be considered separately from admission to the specialization. A group of IU music librarians reviews the applications for students interested in the specialization. Applications are reviewed in March (for entrance in August) and September (for entrance in January).

IU Resources and Professional Development

Degree requirements for: Spring 2015 / Pre-Fall 2013