Information Organization Concentration

Preparing students for careers in cataloging, indexing, metadata work, or archival organization in a wide variety of settings, including libraries, archives, museums, private corporations, government agencies, and other organizations; the Information Organization (IO) Concentration provides a way for students to formally focus their studies on information organization within the context their MLIS degree program and its requirements. The Concentration includes a mixture of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, and will be posted on a student's transcript upon degree conferral.  (Students should be aware that while the term "information organization" is not widely recognized and does not signify preparation for a specific career path, it serves as a useful umbrella term to encompass theories, principles, and practices that may be applied in a variety of specific fields and careers in which information needs to be organized.)

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Declaration of Intent Forms

To pursue the Information Organization Concentration students must fill out and submit the Declaration of Intent form.

Funding & Aid

Career Opportunities

  • Cataloger
  • Metadata Librarian
  • Indexer
  • Metadata Specialist
  • Digital Asset Manager
  • Taxonomist
  • Ontologist
  • Information Architect



For questions, please contact
Steven Miller
IO Concentration Coordinator