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School of Library and

Information Science

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What does it take to be successful in Graduate School?

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Time management skills
  • Strong support network
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The School of Library and

  • Information Science offers:
  • Graduate Degree:
    • Master of Arts in Library and Information Science
  • Graduate Certificates:
    • School Library Media
    • OR
    • Post Master’s Library & Information Science
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USF SLIS FACULTY

  • 1 Distinguished University Professor
  • 2 Professors
  • 1 Associate Professor
  • 9 Assistant Professors
  • 5 Instructors
  • 2 Emeritus Faculty
  • Affiliated Faculty

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USF SLIS Director

  • Dr. John N. Gathegi joined SLIS on Aug. 7, 2007
  • He 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

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Important Facts about SLIS

  • ALA accredited program since 1975
  • SLIS 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

*Adkins, D. & Budd, J. (2006). Scholarly productivity of U.S. LIS faculty. Library & Information Science Research, 28 (3), 374-389.

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Tampa Campus

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Modes of Course Delivery

  • Face-to-face
  • Online
  • Blended

http://my.usf.edu

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Degree Requirements

  • 39 semester hours of coursework to include
    • Six core courses* totaling 18 credit hours
    • Elective courses totaling 21 credit hours
  • USF will accept up to 6 hours of approved

transfer credit

  • Pass the comprehensive exam during your final semester
  • View suggested course sequence

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Elective Courses

  • Elective 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.

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Areas of Specialization

  • Academic Library
  • Public Library
  • School Media
  • Special Library
  • Program of Studies
  • School Media Program of Studies

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Academic Library Specialization

“An academic library is the library associated with a degree-granting institution of higher education”.*

  • Some academic libraries offer tenure-track positions
  • Several career possibilities

Sample classes

LIS 6432 SEMINAR IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

LIS 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.asp

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public library specialization
“A 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

Public Library Specialization

Sample Classes

LIS 6523 ADULT SERVICES IN LIBRARIES

LIS 6445 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES

*National Center for Education Statistics. (2007). Libraries Statistics Program. Retrieved September 20, 2007 from http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/libraries/public.asp

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School Media Specialization

  • 11 Core courses
  • 2 Elective courses
  • Certification 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 CENTER

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Special Library Specialization

Special Libraries Association: http://www.sla.org

Sample Classes

LIS 6472 SEMINAR IN SPECIAL LIBRARIES

LIS 6475 HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARIANSHIP

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Comprehensive Exam

  • All 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

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POP QUIZ!

1. What percentage of library professionals will retire in the next 7-10 years?

  • 28%
  • 38%
  • 48%
  • 58%

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

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POP QUIZ!

2. How many librarian positions are there in the U.S.? (approximately)

  • 87,000
  • 119,000
  • 158,000
  • Over 200,000

Bureauof 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

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POP QUIZ!

3. Most full time librarian positions require a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program.

  • True
  • False

American Library Association. (2007, July 9). Library & information studies : Directory of institutions offering accredited master’s programs. Retrieved August 29, 2007, from http://www.ala.org/ala/accreditation/lisdirb/lis_dir_2007_rev_07-12-07.pdf

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POP QUIZ!

4. How many library programs in the US are accredited by the American Library Association?

  • 30
  • 40
  • 50
  • 60

American Library Association. (2007, July 9). Library & information studies : Directory of institutions offering accredited master’s programs. Retrieved August 29, 2007, from http://www.ala.org/ala/accreditation/lisdirb/lis_dir_2007_rev_07-12-07.pdf

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POP QUIZ!

5. What was the median annual earnings of librarians according to a published report in October 2007?

  • $29,507
  • $37,750
  • $41,014
  • $49,400

Maatta, S. ( October 15, 2007). Placements & Salaries 2006: What's an MLIS Worth? Library Journal. Retrieved January 3, 2008 from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6490671.html?q=computer+media&q=&q=+maatta

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POP QUIZ!

1. What percentage of library professionals will retire in the next 7-10 years?

  • 28%
  • 38%
  • 48%
  • 58%

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

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POP QUIZ!

2. How many librarian positions are there in the U.S.? (approximately)

  • 87,000
  • 119,000
  • 158,000
  • D. Over 200,000

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

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POP QUIZ!

3. Most full time librarian positions require a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program.

  • True
  • B. False

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

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POP QUIZ!

4. How many library programs in the US are accredited by the American Library Association?

  • 30
  • 40
  • 50

D. 60

American Library Association. (2007, July 9). Library & information studies : Directory of institutions offering accredited master’s programs. Retrieved August 29, 2007, from http://www.ala.org/ala/accreditation/lisdirb/lis_dir_2007_rev_07-12-07.pdf

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POP QUIZ!

5. What was the median annual earnings of librarians according to a published report in October 2007?

  • $29,507
  • $37,750
  • $41,014
  • D. $49,400

Maatta, S. ( October 15, 2007). Placements & Salaries 2006: What's an MLIS Worth? Library Journal. Retrieved January 3, 2008 from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6490671.html?q=computer+media&q=&q=+maatta

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Admissions Requirements

  • Regular admission to the SLIS will be granted to students who meet one of the following criteria:
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or above in upper-division coursework
  • Graduate GPA of 3.5 or above in a Master’s degree program
  • 3. Doctoral degree (including professional degrees such as the JD and MD)

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Admissions Requirements

All students not meeting one of the regular admission criteria will be considered for conditional admission based on all of the following:

1. GRE combinedscore of 1000, with a minimum of 550 verbal and 450 quantitative.

2. A writing sample

3. Written letters of recommendation from three references

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Admissions Requirements

  • All applicants must include a statement of purpose with their application.
  • Application Deadlines
    • Fall – June 1
    • Spring – October 15
    • Summer – March 1

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Admissions Process

  • The Graduate School will only accept electronic applications!
  • The Graduate School’s admission page can be accessed at:
    • http://www.grad.usf.edu/newsite/admissions/main.asp
  • There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • One officialtranscript from all institutions of higher learning where the applicant has earned a degree is required.

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tuition
For tuition information visit:

http://www.usf.edu/controller/cashaccounting/tuition

Tuition
financial aid
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA )

http://usfweb2.usf.edu/finaid/grad.htm

USF’s Priority Application Date is March 1.

You can still apply for aid if you miss the priority date.

USF’s school code is 001537

Grants

Loans

Financial Aid
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Scholarships

http://www.cas.usf.edu/lis/gen/scholarship.html#OPP

Graduate Assistantships

http://www.cas.usf.edu/lis/gen/FinancialAssistance.html

Financial Aid
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Graduate Certificates

  • Post Master’s Library and Information Science

http://www.outreach.usf.edu/gradcerts/certinfo.asp?ccode=XLI

  • School Media Certificate

http://www.outreach.usf.edu/gradcerts/certinfo.asp?ccode=XLM

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Questions?

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