Pathway to Success: Academic Librarian

UMSI Courses

Mastery Courses affiliated:

  • Instructional Practice in Information
  • Library and Archives Assessment
  • Digital Repository Architecture and Implementation

Fulfill all MSI requirements. Strongly recommended courses include: 

Elective courses include: 

Field Experiences & Internships

Sites where UMSI students have recently completed relevant internships include:

  • Arizona State University Libraries, Tempe, AZ
  • Harvard University John F. Kennedy Library, Cambridge, MA
  • Instruction and Outreach, Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC
  • Michigan State University Libraries, Lansing, MI
  • Portland State University Millar Library, Portland, OR
  • University of Michigan Shapiro Undergraduate Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Michigan Spatial and Numeric Data Services Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Yale University Library, New Haven, CT
  • Zayed University Library, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Career Success

Recent grads have accepted positions in this area that include:

  • Academic Resident Librarian, University of Illinois Chicago Library of Health Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities Librarian, Grand Valley State University
  • Biological Sciences Librarian/Coordinator of Digital Initiatives in the Sciences, University of Michigan Science Library
  • Business Librarian, Indiana University -- Purdue
  • Government Documents Librarian, New York University
  • Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship, Yale University
  • Metadata Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries
  • Outreach Librarian, University of Arizona
  • Reference Librarian, Columbia University Law Library
  • Reference Librarian, The Ohio State University
  • Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Research Librarian, University of Houston Law Library
  • Serials Catalog Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries
  • Social Sciences Librarian, University of Oregon Libraries
  • Technical Services Librarian, Loyola University
  • Web Services Librarian, Carleton College

 The Pathways highlighted in this section are suggested routes to desired career goals.  Other routes through the MSI curriculum are also possible.  We'll advise you on your selection of courses, internships, and activities to support your career goals.