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Graduate Certificate in Library & Information Studies

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The Graduate Certificate in Library & Information Studies program is a 15-credit program which allows professional librarians and information specialists currently holding an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited MLIS or equivalent ALA-accredited Master's degree* to update their qualifications for advanced responsibility.

Each Certificate student is assigned a faculty advisor in conjunction with whom an individualized program of study will be designed.


The Certificate may be completed in as little as one semester* or, on a part-time basis, over a period of five years.

*Please note that ALL international students, whether or not they plan on completing the program in one semester, must apply for a student visa. Non-Canadians must obtain permission to study from the governments of Quebec and Canada. Immigration Quebec issues the Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada issues federal Study Permits. You may also wish to contact International Student Services for assistance.


FOR Contact
Admissions, registration & administrative questions Ms. Kathryn Hubbard, Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator
General program & academic questions Dr. France Bouthillier, School Director

Further information, including links to general university information and regulations may be found on the McGill e-Calendar Graduate Certificate in Library & Information Studies page.

* American Library Association (ALA) Accreditation FAQs. Prospective students who do not hold an ALA-accredited Master's degree: please see the Master of Information Studies program.