Empowerment through information; connecting communities and changing lives.

Modern Librarianship is about engaging in our wider communities; helping our patrons and members enhance their knowledge; and developing relationships with the different forms of information around us.

The UMA Information and Library Science (ILS) Program has been working with students around the United States and the World in its more than 20 year history to provide the practical hands on skills, experiences, and philosophies to help our students become successful library professionals in a myriad of positions.

We are a regionally accredited and ALA-certified undergraduate program offering a Certificate (22 credit hours), an Associate Degree (66 credit hours) and a Bachelor’s of Information and Library Science (120 credit hours) completely online.

As a part of UMA’s ILS program you will have the opportunity to:

  • engage with, and apply information concepts and philosophies in a myriad of settings,
  • learn by doing through experiential learning assignments,
  • participate in your local library & information agency communities,
  • connect with your faculty through video conferencing, phone, texting, on-campus meetings whatever works best for you as a student, and
  • learn from your fellow students with diverse and varied backgrounds, and from professionals currently in the field during your Senior Capstone.

ILS Program Overview »

Angie HI never knew I could take classes that were immediately applicable to my career, but UMA’s ILS classes are. A theory or idea discussed in class on Monday becomes a practice or real application on Friday.”

– Angie H., class of ’18

Michelle H. Rising ScholarI researched all of the different opportunities in my area and all of the programs available until I found one that had everything I wanted: books, children, students, and teaching. UMA’s ILS program fit all of those things together for me.

– Michelle H., Rising Scholar ’18

Destiny Posso graduated in UMA’s Class of 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Information and Library Science.

This program will prepare you to be eligible for licensure in the State of Maine. Visit the UMS State Authorization & Licensure page to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, in addition to the contact information needed to inquire further into the licensure requirements associated with this program.