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Management for Information Professionals, Advanced Certificate

Library and Information Science


Enhance your leadership credentials with a certificate in Management for Information Professionals from St. John's University online!

You can complete the fully online advanced certificate in Management for Information Professionals at St. John’s as a stand-alone degree or concurrently with the Master of Science program in Library and Information Science. The certificate will develop your management and leadership potential, enabling you to take on leadership positions in libraries and information organizations. Our program features a unique focus on social justice, responsibility, and ethics.

This certificate program will help you enhance your skills and expertise in developing and managing strategic partnerships, collaborations, projects, knowledge bases, and new initiatives for a changing work environment. You also examine and apply the strategies, processes, and practices used by information organizations and managers to leverage human resources effectively and efficiently. Although the skills you gain in this certificate program translate to any type of information environment, the curriculum focuses primarily on business and legal organizations.

You can complete the advanced certificate in one year. Please note that no federal aid is available to students who complete the certificate as a stand-alone degree.

Department Contact

James Vorbach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, Library and Information Science
St. Augustine Hall, Room 408A
[email protected]

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All applicants to the program must meet the requirements for admission into graduate programs in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. These requirements include:

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for the most recent degree earned
  • Completion of a master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A 300-word statement of professional goals
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • A resume or curriculum vita

Office of Graduate Admission
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Courses that apply to the certificate include:

  • LIS 240 Management of Information Organizations
  • LIS 262 Project Management in Information Organizations
  • LIS 263 Marketing and Advocacy in Information Organizations
  • LIS 282 Knowledge Management in Information Organizations

Career Outcomes

Current employment trends indicate that corporate and business employers increased their library and information science recruiting and job opportunities by 50 percent in 2016. At the same time, employers in other special information organizations expanded their job postings by 20 percent. In keeping with these emerging trends, this Advanced Certificate in Management for Information Professionals will prepare you for a variety of managerial roles and responsibilities. Some examples include: document/data control analyst; business librarian; knowledge consultant; project manager; research librarian/analyst; digital initiatives program manager; communications specialist; library product manager; production and marketing specialist; litigation intelligence analyst; workflow analyst/ programmer; medical librarian; and knowledge curator.

Online Learning

Earn Your Degree Online

Pursue your St. John’s degree entirely on your computer. Our fully accredited Online Learning programs allow you to take courses electronically. Log in at your convenience to enter our virtual classrooms, learn from our accomplished faculty, and engage with classmates.

Our online courses offer the same high academic quality that students experience on campus. Professors deliver lectures and post assignments via Canvas, our electronic course management system. Students use it to attend virtual classes, share documents, take exams, and exchange ideas with faculty and classmates.