University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies


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University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies

  1. 1. University of WisconsinMadison's School of Library and Information Studies
  2. 2. About the university  The University of Wisconsin– Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded in 1848.
  3. 3. About the university The University of Wisconsin–Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, is a large, four-year research university comprising twenty associated colleges and schools.  In addition to undergraduate and graduate divisions in agriculture and life sciences, business, education, engineering, human ecology, journalism and mass communication, letters and science, music, nursing, pharmacy, and social welfare, the university also maintains graduate and professional schools in 
  4. 4. About the faculty    Learning community of more than 225 faculty, staff, and students Their Vision and Mission Statement was created through an ongoing planning process that guides the work of all of the School's faculty and staff, with contributions from alumni, friends, and students. They rank in the nation's top ten in the education of children's and youth services librarians, school library media specialists, and archivists.
  5. 5. About the faculty They have an exceptional relationship with their university and community libraries and librarians, who not only support the students with jobs, but also mentor them and help the faculty keep in touch with professional practice.  Their Jail Library Student Group was one of 21 national winners of the 1999 Presidential Service Awards, selected by the Points of Light Foundation and awarded by the President.  They are the home for the Center for the History of Print Culture, which they cosponsor with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. 
  6. 6. Current Courses -forms/2012SprTable12-29-11.pdf  Few classes for example: Informational Divides and Differences in a Multicultural Society; Music Research Methods and Materials; Metadata Standards and Applications; Collection Management; Reference and Information Service; Young Adult Literature 
  7. 7. Course Requirements for the MA Program In addition to the courses listed below, each student will be required to complete a practicum of at least 40 hours or 120 hours (distance students). Most students fulfill the practicum requirement by taking LIS 620, Field Placement in Library and Information Agencies.  The curriculum is divided into three tiers. All courses are three credit 
  8. 8. Course Requirements for the MA Program Tier One: Required courses  All students will take the following three courses:  Information Agencies and Their Environment  Foundations of Reference  Organization of Information Tier Two: Options, all strongly recommended  Students must choose at least three for a minimum of 9 credits Tier Three: Electives
  9. 9. Tier Two: Standard MA program & Archives alternatives         Reference and Information Services (Archives students can take 754 Archives User Services and Outreach) Information Literacy Pedagogy Digital Tools, Trends, and Debates Cataloging Management Collection Management (Archives students can take 818 Accessioning and Appraisal) Information Ethics and Policy Research Methods (Archives students can take 976 Special Problems in Archives/Manuscripts Admin)
  10. 10. Specializations   The master's degree in LIS is a generalist degree that provides graduates the ability to practice librarianship and information service at a professional level in a diverse, technological, and global society. Some students may choose to specialize in order to gain a particular skill set or to prepare for a particular field. Students who choose to specialize may focus their coursework, practicum, work experience and extra-curricular activities.
  11. 11. List of specializations Academic Librarianship Archives and Records Administration (not all courses in the archives specialization are available by distance)  Art Librarianship*  Book Studies and Print Culture  Digital Libraries and Resources  Health Librarianship  Law Librarianship*  Music Librarianship* * Specialized courses in art, music and law librarianship, as well as courses offered outside SLIS, are generally not available online.  
  12. 12. List of specializations Public Librarianship  Reference Services  School Library Media Centers (on-campus only)  Science Librarianship/Applied Informatics  Special Librarianship  Technical Services  Youth Services List with classes: ializations_2010.pdf 
  13. 13. SLIS Library Semester Hours:  Monday – Thursday 8:00am to 8:30pm  Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm  Saturday 12:00pm to 5:00pm  Sunday12:00pm to 6:00pm 11 staff members (6 student assistants) 
  14. 14. SLIS Library    The mission of the Laboratory Library is twofold. The Laboratory Library will be a teaching library, providing an environment in which the students of the School of Library and Information Studies will have opportunities to practice the theory learned through coursework. At the same time, the Laboratory Library will maintain the traditional library functions of collecting, preserving and providing access to information in the field of library and information studies.
  15. 15. Thanks for your attention! Made by Mario Laskovics (2013.03.27)