The Ph.D. concentration in managerial leadership in the information professions (MLIP) emphasizes leadership competency development and original research in a non-residential program. Students are full-time library managers who have already attained a mid to senior level in their career and are poised to make lasting contributions to the field. The innovative program focuses on creating successful future leaders in library and information settings and generating rigorous research to improve the knowledge base and practice of managerial leadership. The MLIP program nurtures and strengthens the intellectual and interpersonal assets of students as working managers while actively involving leading practitioners in shaping the educational experience. In addition to professional advancement, additional opportunities include:

  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Library Director
  • Consultant