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  School of Communication and Information 2021-2023 Master of Information Program Concentrations and Careers  

Careers in Information Professions

The master of information (M.I.) degree program prepares students for a range of career trajectories.

Library and Information Science

The concentration prepares professionals for a career in school, public, special, and academic libraries, grounded in values of serving communities and building knowledge and literacies. Potential careers include:

  • public librarian (youth services, adult services, library management, etc.)
  • school librarian
  • academic librarian
  • entrepreneur
  • government information specialist
  • special librarian (business, law, etc.)
  • cultural preservation specialist
  • information and knowledge manager
  • information broker
  • library planning and technology consultant
  • researcher and evaluator
  • archivist/curator
  • digital library specialist
  • metadata specialist

Archives and Preservation

This concentration prepares students to assume the responsibilities and roles in identifying and preserving analog and digital records as trustworthy evidence and memory of the activities of individuals, families, and organizations. Students learn how to make records accessible to current users and future generations in heritage institutions and how to make them available to the public. Students will explore the institutions preserving cultural and scientific knowledge amid the changing perspectives and in diverse social contexts. They will learn about the tensions around privacy, access, and memorial contestation as well as about the role of records, documents, and archival institutions in human rights and social justice. Potential careers include:

  • librarian/archivist
  • digital asset manager/digital archivist
  • museum librarian/archivist
  • digital curation and special collections librarian

Data Science

This concentration prepares information professionals for diverse careers centering on data analytics. These careers focus on engaging with an organization's often large-scale internal and external data to analyze, model, evaluate, and predict information behavior and processes. The information behavior and processes are examined for practical applications, product and service development, and organizational decision-making. Potential careers include:

  • data analyst
  • data scientist
  • data asset manager
  • metadata specialist
  • policy data analyst
  • environmental data specialist
  • business intelligence analyst
  • data visualization specialist
  • data security analyst

Interaction Design and Informatics

Prepares information professionals for careers related to interaction design, user experience, human-computer interaction, and beyond. Students will learn a rigorous design thinking process consisting of problem identification, solution design, and iterative prototyping to develop expertise in leading the future of human and technology interactions. Potential careers include:

  • information architect
  • chief design officer
  • usability manager
  • usability designer
  • web designer

Technology, Information, and Management

This concentration prepares information professionals to lead and manage in technological organizations and other sociotechnical environments, by developing expertise in information and project management, knowledge sharing, organizational learning, and strategic decision-making. Potential careers include:

  • applications manager
  • digital asset manager
  • data governance steward
  • database administrator
  • records and data manager
  • information architect
  • metadata analyst
  • project manager
  • research analyst
  • search engine optimization specialist
  • senior IT consultant
  • knowledge manager
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