Become an information professional for the information age by
studying in the rich and exciting environment of our Manhattan
Law firms, businesses, hospitals, government agencies, and other
organizations of all kinds need professionals to provide
decision-makers with the information they most need, in the form
they need it, when they need it.
St. John’s University offers evening classes at the Manhattan
Campus that provide the education and related training and
mentoring needed to engage effectively as a special librarian or
information professional. The courses lead to an MLS degree, or for
those who have the MLS, to an advanced certificate. Courses may
also be taken for continuing education credit. Whether you are a
lawyer, a financial analyst or a librarian, these courses and
programs can open the door to new career opportunities.
The opportunities provided by studying at our Manhattan Campus
are many. Program participants not only gain exposure to a city
that houses a remarkable collection of special libraries and
information centers of all types, but also take advantage of
experienced mentors and professors, internships, and career
placement services in the LIS field.
Librarians have traditionally been the professionals responsible
- Assisting others in retrieving and using information
Computer science has made billions of pieces of information
available, but decision-makers need only a particular piece.
Librarians and information science professionals work to provide
that piece when and where it is needed.
These courses and programs teach how to provide that piece
through the core knowledge of library and information science and
its extension into:
- Competitive intelligence
- Knowledge management
- Marketing research
- Reference services
- Organizing and managing organizational information centers
The courses provide an education in the knowledge that underlies
services, and course labs introduce applications that supplement
the conceptual education. Mentoring and internships round out
students' preparation for engaging in full participation in the
For more information, contact Joanne Heiser at (718) 990-6200 or