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Management for Information Professionals, Advanced Certificate

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15 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


You can complete the fully online advanced certificate in Management for Information Professionals at St. John’s University as a stand-alone degree or as a specialization within 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’ll 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’ll 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.


Admission Requirements
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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Tuition and Financial Aid
Francis Augustine Hyland Memorial Scholarship
The Hyland scholarship is awarded to an academically distinguished applicant enrolled in the Advanced Certificate in Management for Information Professionals. The scholarship, which provides full tuition for one three-credit course in Library and Information Science to a a newly-accepted student, is awarded to certificate students entering in the spring semester.


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 Blackboard, our electronic course management system. Students use it to attend virtual classes, share documents, take exams, and exchange ideas with faculty and classmates.

A Fully Academic Experience
You also enjoy the outstanding services available to all St. John’s students, for example:

  • Eligibility for graduate assistantships
  • Tuition and fees identical to those for on-campus courses
  • Access to library collections, career services, mentoring, and other academic resources.

Contact us for more information about online learning at St. John’s.

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