Pathway to Success: Public Librarian

UMSI Courses

Mastery Courses Affiliated:

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

Fulfill all MSI requirements. Strongly recommended courses include: 

Elective courses include: 

Field Experience & Internships

Sites where UMSI students have recently completed relevant internships include:

  • Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Canton Public Library, Canton, MI
  • Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL
  • Dublin Public Library, Dublin, Ireland
  • Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA
  • Plymouth District Library, Plymouth, MI
  • South Lyon Public Library, South Lyon, MI
  • Queen Borough Public Library, Jamaica, NY
  • Ypsilanti Public Library, Ypsilanti, MI

Career Success

Recent grads have accepted positions in this area that include:

  • Adult  Services & Outreach Librarian, Clark County Public Library
  • Children's Librarian,  Los Angeles Public Library
  • Children's Librarian, Hayward Public Library
  • Children's Services Coordinator, Kershaw County (SC) Libraries
  • Children's Services Librarian, Dayton Metro Library
  • Head of Children's Services, Swanton (OH) Public Library
  • Juvenile Librarian, Montgomery County (MD) Public Library
  • Library Director, Hood River County (OR) Library District
  • Library Information Specialist, Boulder City Library
  • Outreach Librarian, New York Public Library
  • Reference Librarian, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Reference/Outreach Librarian, Jackson (MI) District Library
  • Teen Librarian, Hennepin County (MN) Library
  • Teen Services Librarian, Deschutes Public Library (Bend, OR)
  • User Services Librarian, Chicago Public Library
  • Young Adult Librarian, New York Public Library
  • Young Adult Services Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library
  • Youth Access Coordinator, Libraries for the Future
  • Youth Services Librarian, Rochester Hills (MI) Public Library
  • Youth Services Librarian, Ann Arbor District Library

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.