The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

School of Education - Library and Information Studies

Future Students/Admission

The MLIS program offers information sessions both in-person and online.

The in-person sessions are on the UNC-Greensboro Campus in the School of Education Building, Room 401. Those attending online will receive a link to the web-conference a few days before the event.  In the summer months, May through August, all information sessions are online.

Recruiters: Greensboro Faculty

Upcoming Sessions:

September 9,  2014 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Online Only

October 14, 2014 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Online Only

November 11, 2014 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Online Only

December 9, 2014 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Online Only

January 13, 2015 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Online Only

February 10, 2015 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Online Only

March 10, 2015 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Online Only

April 14, 2015 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Online Only

RSVP here to attend an information session.

For more information on graduate admissions, contact:
Dr. Nora Bird at; TEL: (336) 256-1313

Earn Your MLIS


  • Earn more than $40,000 a year
  • Library/Information Environment
  • Serving communities
  • Mobile and Versatile
  • Well-Connected Profession
  • 94% of Recent Alumni Employed


  • Professional Development
  • Face-to-Face and Online Learning
  • Social Events
  • Networking Opportunities

Attend an Information Session either in-person or online: Learn more here

For more information on graduate admissions, contact:
Dr. Lee Shiflett at

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Application Procedures

What follows is a list of items you must submit in order for your application to the Graduate School and the LIS Department to be complete. For general information about applying to UNCG’s Graduate School, click here. There is also information about housing and transportation at the bottom of the page.

To be submitted to the Graduate School:

  1. Application to the Graduate School that is completed and submitted online.
  2. Three letters of reference (Use the Request for Recommendation form)
  3. One Copy of all Transcripts
  4. GRE Scores

Send any inquires to:

The Graduate School
241 Mossman Building
1202 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27412

To be included in the online application:

  1. Personal Statement:
    Please include in your application a brief personal statement indicating why you have decided to enter the library profession, your professional goals, and why you have chosen this program.
  2. Resume:
    Please include a professional resume in your application packet.

For more information about the application process, please contact Touger Vang at (336) 334-3477(336) 334-3477.

For more information about the programs, please contact Dr. Lee Shiflett, Director of Graduate Study, at

Application Deadlines:

  • For Fall: June 30th
  • For Spring: November 30th

Financial Aid and Assistantships:

To apply for Financial Aid, you must fill out a FAFSA.
To apply for a Graduate Assistantship, complete the application and submit to the LIS Department as instructed on the application.
For more information on Financial Aid, please check the Financial Support page (See next tab).

Licensure Only Options

Course work leading to eligibility for Instructional Technology (077) or Media Coordinator (076) licensure is offered to applicants who already have a MLIS degree.

Course work leading to eligibility for Media Supervisor (078) licensure is offered to applicants who already have a MLIS degree and Media Coordinator (076) licensure.

Applicants who wish to pursue a licensure-only option should contact the department for specific requirements.

Financial Support

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Tuition and Fees

UNCG Financial Aid Office

Graduate Assistantships

Departmental Scholarships

ACE Scholars Program

iLEAD Fellows Program

University, State, and National Assistantships, Scholarships, and Paid Internships

Multicultural Scholarships

Job Opportunities at Jackson Library

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

To apply for need-based Federal Student Aid, please click here

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Tuition and Fees

Please visit the UNCG Financial Services page to see the most recent tuition and fee charges (these are subject to change).

Please Note: If you’re registering as a Distance Education student you will not be eligible to receive some student services offered to Greensboro students. Funding for student services (which includes access to the Student Health Center and Student Recreation Center) are funded by student fees. And some of the student fees are only charged to students in the Greensboro program.

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UNCG Financial Aid Office

Visit the university’s financial aid website to access the information and paperwork that needs to be completed for student loans and grants. Please see the Graduate School’s Financial page and Employment Search page.

Incoming students may apply for any departmental funding (Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships, or other Awards). Returning students may apply for any besides the M. Sangster Parrot Fellowship.

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Graduate Assistantships – Priority Deadline March 15

Please fill out the GA application if you would like to be considered for an assistantship.  You will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter when you complete the application.

Assistantships are available through The Graduate School upon recommendation of the department. Prospective students who wish to be considered for an award should indicate such an interest on the admission application AND you must fill out the application above. Currently enrolled students are also eligible to apply using the above application. Graduate Assistants must be main campus students and able to work on campus.  For further details, please contact

Service assistantships involve 10-20 hours of research, administrative, and or general departmental assistance per week. Application forms for assistantships are filed with the LIS Department. Awards are typically for one year, and may be renewed. Stipends vary by program, level of degree, assigned responsibility, and workload. Greensboro Graduate Scholars, nominated by their departments and selected by The Graduate School, receive, in addition to the normal assistantships, a stipend may be awarded.

Please complete and submit a graduate assistantship application for assistantships. Applicants must have been admitted to the University unconditionally and have maintained a B (3.0) average. Service hours may not exceed 20 hours per week in total.

Additional GA opportunities may also be available at the Teaching Resources Center.

Please click here to view the current Graduate Assistants.

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Departmental Scholarships

Students interested in being considered for a departmental scholarship should check the qualifications for each award to make sure they are eligible and then complete this form.

The Mary Frances Kennon Johnson Scholarship
To be awarded annually to a student or students majoring in the field of Library Education/Instructional Media.

The M. Sangster Parrott Fellowship
A fellowship for a student entering the Master of Library and Information Studies degree program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The Helen Thayer Bowling Scholarship
The scholarship will benefit needy and deserving students of library science who (1) demonstrate financial need and (2) declare an interest in pursuing a course of study in library science.

The Dr. Marilyn L. Miller Scholarship
Recipients of this award shall be worthy and deserving students enrolled in a degree program offered through the Department of Library and Information Studies. Provided funds are available, this award may be renewed for one (1) additional year. The amount of future award may vary, depending on the status of the fund. The intent is that an annual award be made whenever possible.

The H.W. Wilson Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is to be used to attract potentially capable librarians to the profession who would not otherwise be able to choose this career.

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ACE Scholars Program

The Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars Program program is a joint effort between the University Libraries and the LIS Department. The goal of the scholarship program is to recruit students from underrepresented ethnic minority groups into the profession.

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iLEAD Fellows Program

International Librarians Enhancing Access and Development (iLEAD) Fellows Program

The Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications from international students to its iLEAD Fellows Program. An iLEAD Fellow will be an international student taking the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) Program, supported by an International Graduate Assistantship (IGA) with tuition waivers. Two iLEAD Fellows will be selected from the new incoming international students, starting in Fall 2011, on the basis of demonstrated academic ability, evidence of commitment to enhancing library and information access and development in their home country, and financial need.

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University, State, and National Assistantships, Scholarships, and Paid Internships

  • UNCG’s Graduate School Fellowships and Assistantships (website)
  • ALA Awards and Scholarships
  • ALA Spectrum Scholarships
  • Specialized National Scholarships, Fellowships, and Assistantships (website)
  • Library and Information Technology Associate Scholarships (website)
  • General US Scholarships (website)
  • Beta Phi Mu Scholarships
  • Medical Library Association (MLA)  Scholarships (website)

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Multicultural Scholarships

Black Caucus of the American Library Association
Two Scholarships for African American Library Science Students
E.J. Josey Scholarship Award (website)

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
Scholarships for Students of Chinese Heritage:
Huang Tso-ping Research and Scholarship Memorial Fund (website)
Wu Yao-yu Research and Scholarship Memorial Fund (website)
Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship (website)

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
General scholarship opportunities for students of Hispanic and Latino descent (website)

Association of Jewish Libraries
Scholarships and Awards for Aspiring Judaica Librarians
Application Deadline: April 1

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Job Opportunities at Jackson Library


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Online Education

The UNC Greensboro LIS program offers exciting opportunities for online students. In addition to our many online course opportunities, we also feature an education hub in Charlotte, N.C.

The Charlotte Hub offers monthly meetings with Beth Martin, Distance Education Coordinator. These meetings will take place at various locations in the Charlotte area and are open to all. The meetings will give you the opportunity to discuss the course offerings, meet your classmates, and ask questions about the profession.

In addition, UNCG LIS will have town hall meetings with our Department Chair, Dr. Clara M. Chu, where you can learn about developments in the program and ask questions. We have Charlotte area professionals who can serve as mentors throughout your program and into your career.

Our yearly Career Day events feature panelists from a variety of libraries and information agencies. Career Day includes experienced librarians as well as recent graduates to give you an overall picture of the job search and what to expect once you get the job. Additionally, many of our Greensboro campus events are accessible to distance education students via live-streaming or videocast.

To learn more about online education and resources at UNCG, see The Division of Continual Learning:

To learn more about online programs at UNCG, see UNCG Online

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