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INTRODUCTION

This section includes listing of library schools and the e-mail lists about library schools. Resources for continuing library education are also covered.

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GENERAL RESOURCES

TITLE: Council on Library and Information Resources
DESCRIPTION: "A private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) operating foundation established in 1956 to look toward the future on behalf of libraries, to address problems experienced by libraries in the aggregate, and to identify innovative solutions.... CLR interests have evolved to include, along with advancing technologies, a wide range of topics including the characteristics and use of information, the management of libraries and information systems, bibliographic systems, and equitable access to information. Professional education has been an area of special interest. Current program areas focus on the development of leadership, economics of information, and the transition to the electronic library. The Council promotes research, organizes conferences, issues publications, and manages collaborative projects to bring about significant changes in its areas of interest." The site provides links to Current CLR Programs, Publications & History, and CLR Staff, etc.
KEYWORDS: library education

 
TITLE: Directory of Accredited LIS Master's Programs
DESCRIPTION: "This directory provides information about library and information studies programs accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), including addresses; phone, fax and e-mail numbers; contact names; degrees and certificates offered, and distance education opportunities.
KEYWORDS: library education, library schools

 
TITLE: Library Schools in the United States and Canada
DESCRIPTION: "This page is intended to be a comprehensive list of library schools in the United States and Canada that have either a web or gopher site."__Title screen.
E-MAIL: Karen Stone, kstone@wahoo.sjsu.edu
KEYWORDS: library schools, united states, canada

 
TITLE: Pattern Research
DESCRIPTION: Designs programs and workshops for libraries and librarians, with a focus on communications, planning, and productivity.
E-MAIL: pat@pattern.com
KEYWORDS: library workshops, programs, seminars

 

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INDIVIDUAL LIBRARY SCHOOLS

TITLE: Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS)
DESCRIPTION: "The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Indiana University ranks consistently in the top five or 10 programs in North America, and its master's and doctoral programs are among the largest of their kind in the nation. The M.L.S. (Master of Library Science) degree has been accredited continuously since 1953. In addition to the M.L.S., the school offers a Master of Information Science (M.I.S.) degree, a post-master's specialist in library and information science, a chemical information specialization, a Ph.D. in library and information science, a specialization in music librarianship or African studies librarianship, and dual master's degrees in journalism, history, fine arts, history and philosophy of science, music, public affairs, law, and comparative literature. SLIS has a full-time faculty of 22, supplemented by a distinguished emeritus and adjunct faculty."
KEYWORDS: library school, indiana university

 
TITLE: Syracuse Univeristy School of Library and Information Science
DESCRIPTION: Provides information on the library science program, courses, professional papers, calendar, etc.
KEYWORDS: library school, texas woman's university

 
TITLE: The University of Hawaii, School of Library and Information Studies
DESCRIPTION: "The program in library and information studies provides the necessary competencies for professional service to meet the needs of the state of Hawai'i, the nation, and the world community. The school is aware of the opportunities and responsibilites inherent in its Pacific setting and the unique cuture amalgam of Hawai'i. The School's Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) Degree Program was first accredited by the American Library Association in 1967 and was reaccredited under new standards in 1974, 1980, and 1986."
E-MAIL: slis@hawaii.edu
KEYWORDS: library school, university of hawaii

 
TITLE: University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science
DESCRIPTION: "The Graduate School of Library and Information Science is consistently ranked one of the best in the field."--Welcome.
LOCATION: 501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61820
PHONE: 217-333-7197
FAX: 217-244-3302
E-MAIL: gslis@alexia.lis.uiuc.edu
KEYWORDS: library school, university of illinois

 
TITLE: University of Maryland at College Park, College of Library and Information Services
DESCRIPTION: "The College of Library and Information Services (CLIS) has been a leader in preparing information professionals since its inception in 1965. Today CLIS is forging new connections with other academic disciplines to facilitate the exploration of vital questions about information policy and services in the 21st century. The University of Maryland College Park is located in the center of the Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD metropolitan area, a cosmopolitan center of cultural and intellectual activity and political power at international, national, state, and local levels. Because of its location CLIS students have opportunities for study or work experience with agencies such as NASA, the Smithsonian, the National Archives and Maryland State Archives, the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Agricultural Library."
KEYWORDS: library school, university of maryland

 
TITLE: The University of Michigan, School of Information
DESCRIPTION: "The School of Information is dedicated to investigating the fundamental role of information in society. Its field of study is information: how it is created, identified, collected, structured, managed, preserved, accessed, processed, and presented; how it is used in different environments, with different technologies, and over time. Faculty and students will conduct multi-disciplinary research to discover new knowledge about the interplay between information, technology, and people with the aim of unifying human-centered design approaches and sophisticated technologies."
KEYWORDS: library school, university of michigan

 
TITLE: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Information and Library Science
DESCRIPTION: The School of Library Science was established in 1931 through a Carnegie grant. The SILS MSLS program is accredited by the American Library Association. It has been ranked number one for overall excellence in graduate education in the field of information and library science in U.S. News and World Report�s "America�s Best Graduate Schools, Edition 2000." The school is home to approximately 250 master�s degree candidates, in library science and information science. It offers a Ph.D. program, and a certificate of advanced studies.
KEYWORDS: library school, university of north carolina

 
TITLE: School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
DESCRIPTION: "Offers six degrees and three certificates of advanced studies in the exciting field of information science. Undergraduates can earn a B.S. in Information Sciences. At the graduate level, study information science, telecommunication or library and information science."--About SIS.
LOCATION: 135 N. Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PHONE: 412-624-5230
FAX: 412-624-5231
E-MAIL: inquiry@sis.pitt.edu
KEYWORDS: library school, university of pittsburgh

 
TITLE: University of Texas at Austin, Graduate School, Library & Information Science
DESCRIPTION: "UT-GSLIS was rated the 9th best library science program in America, in a U.S. News & World Report reputational survey of deans, top administrators, and senior faculty."
KEYWORDS: library school, university of texas austin

 
TITLE: Wayne State University (Detroit), Library and Information Science Program
DESCRIPTION: Provides information on LIS program, links to student handbook, faculty profiles, and "pathfinders" created by its graduate students on a variety of topics to help find information across the internet.
E-MAIL: info@lisp.purdy.wayne.edu
KEYWORDS: library school, wayne state university

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