|Syracuse University||Online MS in Library and Information Science||✓|
|University of Denver||Master of Library and Information Science||✓|
At this time, the state of Delaware has no university with an ALA-accredited library science program. The ALA exclusively looks at Master's degrees in the disciplines of library and information science. Alternative example disciplines include Library Science, Librarianship, and Education with a concentration in library and/or media.
Are There Online Library Science Degrees in Delaware?
No online programs are available in the state of Delaware. Residents do have the capability of pursuing programs in nearby states. Multiple options are available in the nearby states of:
- New York Library Science degrees
- New Jersey Library Science degrees
- Pennsylvania Library Science degrees
- Maryland Library Science degrees
Or, consider a featured online library media or science program below.
Consider a Featured Online Library Program Taking Applications
|Master||Online MS in Library and Information Science
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|University of Denver
|Master||Master of Library and Information Science
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|St. John's University
|Master||Online M.S. in Library and Information Science
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|University of West Alabama
|Doctorate||Education Specialist: Library Media
Searching for a Library Science Degree if you are a Delaware Resident
First, consider an online library science degree. Second, consider another college in a different state. In Maryland, the University of Maryland and Towson University are examples of institutions with accredited library science education. The Master of Library and Information Science at UM may have some courses that are not available in an online setting. Towson University offers a specialized focus on school library media content.
Campus-based and online ALA-Accredited library science degrees in Delaware
Career Options in Library Media
Around 400 people are recognized by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as librarians and media collections specialists in Delaware. Surrounding locations have thousands of opportunities in the state, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Dover has a handful of opportunities in their metropolitan area while Wilmington blends into the Philadelphia metro area in Pennsylvania.
Two of the top universities with library positions are at the University of Delaware and Wilmington University. The latter is located in New Castle, but it is just six miles from the city of Wilmington. Wilmington is the largest city in the state with over 69,000 residents.
Delaware Library Association
Based in Dover and established back in 1934, the Delaware Library Association (DLA) is exclusively ran by volunteers and looks to improve various aspects of librarianship in the state. There are four different segments recognized by the DLA: academics and research, school librarians, public library, and youth services. Services offered include career resources, awards for professional recognition, and continuing education.
Members interested in continuing education can pursue courses through a partnership with Drexel University in a convenient online format. Awards are given to exceptional individuals and institutions that thrive in exceeding the mission set out by the DLA. Individuals can join on a rolling basis and a discount is available to those seeking joint membership with the ALA.
Salary Estimates in Delaware
Similar to other states in the Northeastern portion of the country, salaries are on the higher end for librarian positions. According to the BLS, the annual mean wage is estimated at $69,440. This can jump to over $102,700 within the top 10 percent of earners.