The Department offers a number of programs geared to the library professional to further their education.

California Rare Book School

California Rare Book School is a continuing education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required by professionals working in all aspects of the rare book community, and for students interested in entering the field. Founded in 2005, CalRBS is a project of the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. CalRBS is supported by an informal consortium of many of the academic and research libraries and antiquarian booksellers of Southern California.


Senior Fellows Program

The Senior Fellows is a professional development program for senior level academic librarians. The program offers a unique combination of management perspectives, strategic thinking, and practical and theoretical approaches to the issues confronting academic institutions and their libraries.


Post Master’s Certificate of Specialization in Information Studies 

The Post Master’s Certificate of Specialization adds focused, state-of-the-art professional and research skills to the foundation of a prior master’s degree.