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School of Library and Information Science. What does it take to be successful in Graduate School?. Critical thinking skills Excellent writing skills Time management skills Strong support network. The School of Library and Information Science offers: Graduate Degree: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>School of Library and Information Science</p> <p>1Graduate School- Whats different?Higher Level of ThinkingAnalysisSynthesisReflectionDiscussionTheoreticalMore about the why than the how</p> <p>2What does it take to be successful in Graduate School?Critical thinking skillsExcellent writing skillsTime management skillsStrong support network</p> <p>3Undergraduateexams, memorizationGraduate Schoolapply knowledgewrite research papers, use critical thinking skills to propose solutions to problems, Almost all classes require at least 1 research paperTimeread text, discuss online, research online or in library for papers, group projects may require meetings with group membersNeed to have people to lean onThe School of Library and Information Science offers:</p> <p>Graduate Degree:Master of Arts in Library and Information Science</p> <p>Graduate Certificates:School Library MediaORPost Masters Library &amp; Information Science</p> <p>4</p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceUSF SLIS FACULTY1 Distinguished University Professor 2 Professors1 Associate Professor 9 Assistant Professors 5 Instructors2 Emeritus Faculty Affiliated Faculty</p> <p>512 affiliated faculty are teaching this spring (2008) but we have over 20, many hold high profile positions in their library community, come from different areas of the state and have certain specialties </p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceUSF SLIS DirectorDr. John N. Gathegi joined SLIS on Aug. 7, 2007He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of California at Berkeley as well as a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law (also at Berkeley). Dr. Gathegi also received a MLIS from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in Political Science</p> <p>6He is a member of the California Bar. Dr. Gathegi was Dean of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division at Merritt College in California. He has also taught Legal Resources and Internet Research Strategies courses at the City College of San Francisco. He has previously taught information policy as an Associate Professor at Florida State University. His interests are mainly in the area of information technology and the law with a special focus in intellectual property rights on the Internet.</p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceImportant Facts about SLISALA accredited program since 1975SLIS was ranked 17th among accredited schools for the number of published journal articles in the 1999-2004 time frame.* Since 2000 SLIS has received 2 large grants totaling more than one million dollars</p> <p>*Adkins, D. &amp; Budd, J. (2006). Scholarly productivity of U.S. LIS faculty. Library &amp; Information Science Research, 28 (3), 374-389.7</p> <p>School of Library and Information Science Tampa Campus</p> <p>8</p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceModes of Course DeliveryFace-to-faceOnlineBlended</p> <p>http://my.usf.edu95020 Foundations: OL, BL, LW6603 Basic Ref: Always BL, LW6409 Lib Admin: OL, BL, LW6735 Tech Services: Always LW6711 Org of Know:Always BL, LW6271 Research Meth:OL, BL, NEVER LW6511 Collection Dev.: OL, BL, NEVER LW6455 Org/Adm school media ALWAYS live</p> <p>Blended classes vary from weeknight meetings to all day meetings (Usually Fri. or Sat) 2-6 times/semester</p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceDegree Requirements39 semester hours of coursework to includeSix core courses* totaling 18 credit hoursElective courses totaling 21 credit hours USF will accept up to 6 hours of approved transfer credit Pass the comprehensive exam during your final semesterView suggested course sequence</p> <p>10*School Media Specialists have 11 required coursesFrom accredited college/university AND not been used toward another degree</p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceElective CoursesElective courses should reflect the area of your specialization.Fieldwork may be taken as an elective course.A minimum of 120 hours of supervised experience in an approved cooperating library. </p> <p>11Electives should be discussed with your adviser The supervised experience includes practical work, seminar sessions, individual conferences, and a summary report interpreting and evaluating the field experience. Normally students enroll in this course during their last semester of studies. Arrangements for taking this course should be made with the fieldwork coordinator in the semester preceding the one in which the fieldwork is to be completed. </p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceAreas of SpecializationAcademic LibraryPublic LibrarySchool MediaSpecial LibraryProgram of StudiesSchool Media Program of Studies12</p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceAcademic Library SpecializationAn academic library is the library associated with a degree-granting institution of higher education.*Some academic libraries offer tenure-track positionsSeveral career possibilities</p> <p>Sample classesLIS 6432 SEMINAR IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIESLIS 6609 ONLINE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SOURCES *National Center for Education Statistics. (2007). Libraries Statistics Program. Retrieved September 20, 2007 from http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/libraries/academic.asp13Possible Job titles:Library Technology CoordinatorData Services LibrarianCoordinator of Subject Specialists/ Monographic Acquisitions LibrarianAcademic Programs LibrarianReference LibrarianMetadata LibrarianLIS 6432 SEMINAR IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES (3) Identification of problems and critical examination of methods in administrative areas of technical, student, and teaching the staff services, fiscal and legal responsibilities, staff organization and supervision in academic libraries. (PR: LIS 6409)</p> <p>Public Library SpecializationA public library is established under state enabling laws or regulations to serve a community, district or region.*Public libraries range in size (i.e. central library, branch library, bookmobile, etc.)Several career possibilities </p> <p>*National Center for Education Statistics. (2007). Libraries Statistics Program. Retrieved September 20, 2007 from http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/libraries/public.aspSample ClassesLIS 6523 ADULT SERVICES IN LIBRARIES LIS 6445 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES</p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceSchool Media Specialization11 Core courses2 Elective coursesCertification in Florida may require additional coursework and testing. Visit http://www.fldoe.org/Sample Classes LIS 6303 PREPARING INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA LIS 6455 THE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER15*Internship is not required if currently employed as a school media specialist and can provide a letter to academic program assistant that verifies position and the time working in the position</p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceSpecial Library SpecializationSample ClassesLIS 6472 SEMINAR IN SPECIAL LIBRARIES LIS 6475 HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARIANSHIP </p> <p>Special Libraries Association: http://www.sla.org16LIS 6472 SEMINAR IN SPECIAL LIBRARIES (3) Identification of problems and critical examination of methods in administrative areas of technical and special service clientele; fiscal and legal responsibilities, staff organization, and services in special libraries. (PR: LIS 6409)LIS 6473 LAW LIBRARIANSHIP (3) All aspects of law librarianship, including administration, acquisition, organization, and use of information resources for persons in the law fields. Field trip may be required. (PR: LIS 6603 or CI)LIS 6475 HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARIANSHIP (3) All aspects of health science librarianship, including administration, acquisition, organization, and use of information resources for persons in the health fields such as physicians, medical students, nursing students, allied health personnel and students, and researchers. Field trip may be required. (PR: LIS 6409, LIS 6603)</p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceInformation Science SpecializationSample ClassesLIS 6260 INFORMATION SCIENCE IN LIBRARIANSHIP LIS 6464 LIBRARY SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND PLANNING Information science deals with the entire information cycle, from creation to use. The field is clearly inter-disciplinary, drawing from scientific, social scientific, and psychological fields.** Rubin, R.E. (2004). Foundations of library and information science. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&amp;T) http://www.asis.org/about.html17LIS 5268 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTERS (3) Microcomputer hardware and software for libraries and their application in library/information settings. Projects using major applications for budgets, databases, and telecommunications are undertaken.LIS 5315 INSTRUCTIONAL GRAPHICS (3) Theoretical aspects, planning and production of instructional graphic materials. The theory of graphic communications. Interpreting needs for instructional materials appropriate for given behavioral objectives. (PR: LIS 5020) LIS 6463 LIBRARY NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS (3) Development of library networks at the local, state, regional, and national levels with consideration of organization, administration, services, funding, and legislation.LIS 6464 LIBRARY SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND PLANNING (3) Application of systems planning and data processing technology to library files. Emphasis on analysis of selected library subsystems.LIS 6726 INDEXING AND ABSTRACTING(3) </p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceComprehensive ExamAll students must pass a comprehensive exam during their final semester of studies.The exam involves writing a 8-10 page research paper responding to one of three questions provided. More information about COMPS is located at: http://www.cas.usf.edu/lis/comps/index.html</p> <p>18COMPS is in lieu of a Masters Thesis On a broad topic that was covered in 6 core classes</p> <p>School of Library and Information SciencePOP QUIZ!1. What percentage of library professionals will retire in the next 7-10 years?28%38%48%58%</p> <p>Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. (2006, August 4). Librarians. Occupational outlook handbook, 2006-07 edition. Retrieved August 29, 2007, from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos068.htm</p> <p>School of Library and Information Science</p> <p>School of Library and Information SciencePOP QUIZ!2. How many librarian positions are there in the U.S.? (approximately)87,000119,000158,000Over 200,000</p> <p>Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. (2006, August 4). Librarians. Occupational outlook handbook, 2006-07 edition. Retrieved August 29, 2007, from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos068.htm</p> <p>School of Library and Information Science</p> <p>School of Library and Information SciencePOP QUIZ!3. Most full time librarian positions require a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program.TrueFalse</p> <p>American Library Association. (2007, July 9). Library &amp; information studies : Directory of institutions offering accredited masters programs. Retrieved August 29, 2007, from http://www.ala.org/ala/accreditation/lisdirb/lis_dir_2007_rev_07-12-07.pdf </p> <p>School of Library and Information Science</p> <p>School of Library and Information SciencePOP QUIZ!4. How many library programs in the US are accredited by the American Library Association?30405060</p> <p>American Library Association. (2007, July 9). Library &amp; information studies : Directory of institutions offering accredited masters programs. Retrieved August 29, 2007, from http://www.ala.org/ala/accreditation/lisdirb/lis_dir_2007_rev_07-12-07.pdf </p> <p>School of Library and Information Science</p> <p>School of Library and Information Science</p> <p>School of Library and Information SciencePOP QUIZ!5. What was the median annual earnings of librarians according to a published report in October 2007?</p> <p>$29,507$37,750$41,014$49,400</p> <p>Maatta, S. ( October 15, 2007). Placements &amp; Salaries 2006: What's an MLIS Worth? Library Journal. Retrieved January 3, 2008 from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6490671.html?q=computer+media&amp;q=&amp;q=+maatta</p> <p>School of Library and Information SciencePOP QUIZ!1. What percentage of library professionals will retire in the next 7-10 years?28%38%48%58%</p> <p>Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. (2006, August 4). Librarians. Occupational outlook handbook, 2006-07 edition. Retrieved August 29, 2007, from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos068.htm</p> <p>School of Library and Information Science</p> <p>School of Library and Information SciencePOP QUIZ!2. How many librarian positions are there in the U.S.? (approximately)87,000119,000158,000D. Over 200,000</p> <p>Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. (2006, August 4). Librarians. Occupational outlook handbook, 2006-07 edition. Retrieved August 29, 2007, from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos068.htm</p> <p>School of Library and Information Science</p> <p>School of Library and Information SciencePOP QUIZ!3. Most full time librarian positions require a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program.TrueB. False</p> <p>Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. (2006, August 4). Librarians. Occupational outlook handbook, 2006-07 edition. Retrieved August 29, 2007, from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos068.htm</p> <p>School of Library and Information Science</p> <p>School of Library and Information SciencePOP QUIZ!4. How many library programs in the US are accredited by the American Library Association?304050D. 60</p> <p>American Library Association. (2007, July 9). Library &amp; information studies : Directory of institutions offering accredited masters programs. Retrieved August 29, 2007, from http://www.ala.org/ala/accreditation/lisdirb/lis_dir_2007_rev_07-12-07.pdf </p> <p>School of Library and Information Science</p> <p>School of Library and Information Science</p> <p>School of Library and Information SciencePOP QUIZ!5. What was the median annual earnings of librarians according to a published report in October 2007?</p> <p>$29,507$37,750$41,014D. $49,400</p> <p>Maatta, S. ( October 15, 2007). Placements &amp; Salaries 2006: What's an MLIS Worth? Library Journal. Retrieved January 3, 2008 from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6490671.html?q=computer+media&amp;q=&amp;q=+maatta</p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceAdmissions RequirementsRegular admission to the SLIS will be granted to students who meet one of the following criteria:</p> <p>Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or above in upper-division coursework</p> <p>Graduate GPA of 3.5 or above in a Masters degree program</p> <p>3. Doctoral degree (including professional degrees such as the JD and MD)29from a regionally-accredited institutionStarting the fall of 2008 undergraduate GPA must be 3.25 or higher</p> <p>School of Library and Information ScienceAdmissions RequirementsAll students not meeting one of the regular admission criteria will be considered for conditional admission based on all of the following: </p> <p>1. GRE combined score of 1000, with a minimum of 550 verba...</p>

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