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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The LIN program teaches our students skills and concepts to find, organize, analyze, and manage information. The program develops responsible information consumers, disseminators, and creators who can effectively navigate the ever growing and increasingly complex information landscape. The curriculum includes courses on searching interfaces, information storage and retrieval, ethics, trends in information science, and information literacy.

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Career Paths

 

Professional positions for LIN graduates include library paraprofessionals, information services managers, and online researchers. Graduates work in a variety of settings, including libraries, corporate information centers, research divisions, government agencies, public service institutions, and more. 

Program Contact Information

Hailley Fargo
Program Head, Library Informatics

859-572-5721
fargoh1@nku.edu

UNIQUE PROGRAM

 

The program is one of only a few in the country offering an undergraduate degree in library and information science. The program can be completed 100% online. About a quarter of our graduates move on to a graduate program and earn an MLIS degree.

LIBRARY INFORMATICS FACULTY

PROGRAM FACULTY

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Hailley Fargo
Assistant Professor

859-572-5721
fargoh1@nku.edu

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FACULTY

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Perry Bratcher

Part-Time Faculty*

SL 263
859-572-6309
bratcher@nku.edu

Bio

Personal

I am the Digital Resources and Access Services Librarian at Steely Library. In addition to these responsibilities, I am a semi-professional musician participating in numerous local ensembles and active in church activities.

Academic

I hold a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Kentucky as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Northern Kentucky University. My areas of research concentration are technology and management in libraries. I also teach technology courses for the American Library Association's Library Certification Program. I am the Editor for the Southeastern Library Association’s quarterly journal and have presented at numerous state and national conventions as well as published numerous articles.

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Andrea Brooks

Associate Professor, Steely Library

SL 319
(859) 572-1357
brooksa2@nku.edu 

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Mary Chesnut

Professor, Steely Library

SL 522
(859) 572-5826
chesnut@nku.edu 

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Jill Liebisch 

Library Informatics Advisor and Lecturer, Steely Library

SL 500
(859) 572-6154
liebischj1@nku.edu

 

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Lynn Warner, M.S.L.S.

Lecturer, Steely Library

SL 325
859-572-6142
warnerl3@nku.edu

Bio

Personal

Born and raised in Cincinnati, I enjoy working so close to the city I love. I am married to a middle school teacher, and the proud mother of two boys.

Academic

I earned my Master of Science in Library Science from University of Kentucky in 2011. My research interests include information literacy and library education.

I enjoy teaching LIN 175 Information Literacy both online and in the classroom, and I love helping Library Informatics students succeed in my role as an advisor.