Dominican University (DU) is a coeducational, comprehensive, Catholic institution of higher education and research in River Forest, Illinois
Affiliated with the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, Dominican University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificate programs as well as a PhD in library and information science. Dominican offers more than 50 majors in the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences and 20 programs in five graduate academic divisions offering graduate programs in library and information science,business, the School of Education, and social work. Dominican also has a School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Dominican is well known for its offerings ofundergraduate programs in the arts and sciences as well as several graduate programs in practice-oriented disciplines such as business and education. US News and World Report ranks Dominican in the top tier of Midwestern master’s-level universities.
Dominican University offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, and several pre-professional programs. There is a twelve to one student faculty ratio at this University. Dominican’s graduate school is divided into five academic divisions: the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), the Brennan School of Business, the School of Education, the Graduate School of Social Work, and the School of Professional Continuing Studies.
Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science offers the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science (PhD).
The GSLIS publishes a semi-annual, peer-reviewed online journal called World Libraries, a publication dedicated to “librarians and libraries in regions without associations or agencies to encourage scholarly communication and professional development.” The publication of World Libraries is coordinated by students studying internet publishing.
Administered by the GSLIS, the Butler Children’s Literature Center is one of the nation’s premier centers for the study of children’s and young adult literature in the services of literacy, learning and a lifelong love of reading. As an examination center for children’s and young adult literature, it serves as a best practices professional collection to support integration of children’s and young adult literature in classrooms, libraries, childcare centers, and homes.