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A general introduction to the School of Library and Information Science.

Degrees and Certificate programs reviewed include:
Master of Library and Information Science (On-campus and Online)
Joint MLIS and MA in History Degree Program
School Library Media Specialist Endorsement
Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration
Graduate Certificate in Information Management (online)
Graduate Certificate in Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults (online)
Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science

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  • *Thank you for your interest in the School of Library and Information Science. My name is Matt Fredericks; I’m an Academic Services Officer overseeing admissions and new student recruitment here. I hope you will find all the necessary information within this presentation to help you decide that this is the right program and profession for you. Feel free to ask question at any time by typing it in. We will also have time afterward to answer any further questions. And of course,feel free to contact me later on with any questions you may have at at 313.577.2446 or mfredericks@wayne.edu. We live in a diverse information society. The right information at the right time can solve problems of education, entertainment, career choice. In some case, the right information can even be life or death matter. Thomas Jefferson’s words, “Information is the lifeblood of democracy,” So, librarians are no longer just bookworms. US New and World recently reported—best careers. As, they said, today's librarians must be clever interrogators, helping patrons reframe questions so they can determine the precise information need. Librarians are becoming high-tech information sleuths, helping patrons plumb the oceans of information available in books and digital records. It may start with a clever Google search but frequently going well beyond.Many aren’t aware of the excitement in libraries. Its an underrated career. Most librarians love helping patrons solve their problems and, in the process, learning new things. Librarians may also go on shopping sprees, deciding which books and online resources to buy. They may even get to put on performances, like children's puppet shows, and run other programs, like book discussion groups for elders. On top of it all, librarians' work environment is usually pleasant and the work hours reasonable, although you may have to work nights and/or weekends. Add to that flexibility and mobility of the profession. http://www.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2008/12/11/best-careers-2009-librarian.htmlUnlike something like, say, teaching, this is rarely a field that people leave. Librarians find satisfaction in their jobs and they are eager to contribute to their communities and their profession. Online advising?Link to thing about libraries being a great profession (and links to other articles)10 minutes before, start with Information R/evolution at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM, 5 minutes5 minutes, The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) play http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g&feature=channelBe nice to have slideshow of alumni with jobs where they are at.Do an evaluation form
  • IntroductionsWhy interested in the program and what area interested in?How many interested in just Online program?How many have been admitted; how many have submitted admissions paperwork?What semester?
  • SLIS is a practical, hands-on program. Your readings for class will help you build a conceptual framework to understand how, why, and for whom libraries and information centers function. But in addition, you will have numerous opportunities –actually, assignments—to get out into libraries themselves, observing working practitioners and seeing how libraries right now are actually run. You’ll shadow reference librarians at the reference desk, you’ll post questions to professional listservs, you’ll interview working professionals, you’ll analyze the arrangement of furniture and shelves, you’ll work with print and electronic reference resources, you’ll compare databases strengths and weaknesses, you’ll write grants, you’ll design useful databases, you’ll observe the management of employees and volunteers, and finally—you’ll work with teams. These are just a few of the concrete skills you will become familiar and proficient with.Although our graduates work in many areas of the information profession, we are known for our focus on traditional ‘brick and mortar’ libraries. We have many alumni working in libraries throughout Michigan and across the country. Our name is respected because library directors and hiring committees are confident that, once hired, WSU grads are ready to hit the ground running. Flexible curriculum and class schedulesCurrently offer approximately 60 course sections per semesterIn content and delivery method, our class offerings are as diverse as libraries themselves. We offer traditionally formatted classes on campus and at our Oakland, Macomb and Lansing distance campuses, on days, nights and weekends. We also have completely online classes and some hybrid, web-centric classes which require attendance to a few on campus class sessions. The face of education has change and we have changed with it, to provide our students maximum accessibility. We also offer accelerated eight week classes over the spring summer semester. Click to show concentrations18 full-time faculty and 80+ adjunctsOur faculty bring an ideal balance of theory and real-world experience to our students. Our part-time faculty are working practitioners at Wayne State University libraries and other libraries across Michigan and, with online classes, across the country. You can study with someone who is currently a cataloguer or digital projects librarian or reference librarian or children’s librarian. To view our current full time faculty and their advising specialties, go to: http://www.slis.wayne.edu/faculty.php. To see our part-time faculty, http://www.slis.wayne.edu/adjunct.php
  • We are one of only two Master’s-only programs ranked in the top 20 library and information science programs by US News and World Report. We are proud of that. The programs ‘ahead’ of us all offer PhD programs, which gives them a lot of additional resources. We have considered creating a PhD program, decided not to. Our faculty decided we would better serve the library community by focusing on our unique strengths. So, for example, we have focused on developing new concentrations, such as Urban Librarianship, which is an offshoot of Public Libraries concentration. What special skills and knowledge do librarians require for the particular challenges that an urban population presents? Of course, Detroit is a living laboratory of urban issues. Last fall we hosted an Urban Libraries Summit and invited librarians from around the country to let us know what they thought. With that information, we are building and strengthening a curriculum to offer our students. For instance, this fall we added a new Urban Libraries Seminar class. The class focuses on the service role of urban libraries in interagency collaboration, community information, referral and advocacy. Instead of a final exam, students in the calss complete a community-based project, grounded in readings, discussion, and reflexive writing about the dynamics of urban environments and social differences as represented in scholarly literature, the media and the visual arts. So that would be an example of how SLIS strives to fuse theory and practice. We ultimately plan to create an Urban Libraries certificate. Speaking of which let me explain the degrees and certificates SLIS currently offers. U.S. News and World Report surveyUse iconhttp://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-library-information-science-programs/rankingsCurrent enrollment of over 550 students making it one of the largest programs in library and information science, 6th or 7th largest LIS program in the country; one of the largest graduate student bodies on campus. This gives us more resources—more faculty, staff, infrastructure, facilities and special lectures and colloquia, to improve the education we are able to offer you. Nonetheless, you have an assigned full-time faculty advisor who is accessible to youto work with you so you can prepare yourself to enter the field. In addition we have six full-time staff members to help with student services—from admission to graduation. We even have alumni coming back to ask us questions years later.as well as one the largest on WSU’s campus.Recently became School of Library and Information ScienceSLIS is considered a unit of the University Library System which is comprised of five libraries: the Neef Law Library, the Purdy/Kresge Library, the Science and Engineering Library, Shiffman Medical Library and the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. The main branch of the Detroit Public Library (DPL) is located just across from Purdy/Kresge Library on Cass Avenue. Of particular interest and benefit to archival students is the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs which is located on main campus.Each part flies out.Pictures of WSU libraries and distance locations that fly out?Add in online program here?More resources to deliver quality education to our studentsYou will not simply read books and write papers and consider theories. Rather
  • Wayne State University is one of the nation's leading urban research universities. Committed to teaching and learning excellence. The University enrolls 31,000 students (approximately 18,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate/professional). The Wayne State campus is located in an attractive urban setting in the Detroit Cultural Center. Wayne State University Libraries rank among the top 60 libraries in the Association for Research Libraries. The library system consists of five major libraries and an ALA-accredited School of Library and Information Science. The graduate and professional programs at Wayne State University are among the highest quality and most dynamic academic programs in the nation. With over 14,000 post baccalaureate students, Wayne State is also one of the largest graduate schools in the country. Our Carnegie status as a Research University (very high research activity) is evidence of our commitment to continually advancing the frontiers of knowledge. Wayne State University is dedicated to training tomorrow's leaders, scholars, and teachers in a dynamic metropolitan environment.Graduate education is increasingly diverse and dynamic. The challenges of modern society require rigorous research, employing sound methodologies, drawn from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The Graduate School at Wayne State University is grounded in the belief that graduate education must be innovative in problem-solving, dynamic in the utilization of new knowledge, and committed to the highest standards of teaching and research.This web page is designed to acquaint you with some of the resources and services provided by the university and the Graduate School. Please feel free to contact the department or program of your choice for more specific information.Hilary H. RatnerVice President for Research andInterim Dean of the Graduate SchoolThe Wayne State Library System is committed:to being a national leader in the transition of library collections from print to electronic resources; to offering excellent client services; to training librarians (including school media specialists) in the information age; and to developing and supporting student awareness of traditions, goals and structures of universities and their research libraries.The Wayne State University Library System ranks 46th among the top 108 research libraries in the nation,and includes holdings of over 2.8 millions volumes and 24,000 serials in addition to its extensiveelectronic resources. It is comprised of five separate units, each dedicated to a particular aspect ofacademic research. Purdy/Kresge Library is the primary research library for the social sciences andhumanities, as well as home for several special collections including the Leonard Simons Collection ofRare Michigan History Texts, and the Florence Nightingale collection. The Science and EngineeringLibrary contains collections in the physical and natural sciences. Shiffman Medical Library possessesmaterials of great interest to historians in that area. The Arthur Neef Law Library holds the 29th largestacademic law collection in the country and includes the Damon J. Keith Collection on African Americanlegal history. The Adamany Undergraduate Library is a center for digital research, with more than 500computer workstations. Wayne State University is also the home to DALNET (the Detroit Area LibraryNetwork), whose digital collections include historical resources such as the Black Abolitionist Archive andthe archives of the Allen Park Veterans Administration and the Michigan County Histories Collection.
  • We offer nine different degree and certificate programs. I’m going to focus on the MLIS, and later on touch on the other certificate programs. Master of Library and Information Science (36 credit hours)The Master of Library and Information Science degree requires a minimum of 36 graduate level credits: 18 credit hours in the Library and Information Science professional core and a minimum of 18 credit hours in an area of professional concentration selected in combination with a faculty advisor. The master's degree program in library and information science (M.L.I.S.) prepares graduates to assume entry-level positions in the profession. The program is 36 credits. When you’re done you should have a body of knowledge common to all libraries and library positions. You’ll also be versed in the application of theory and principles of librarianship and information studies. Our goal is to educate professionals who will assume leadership in the field. Such a person will appreciate the need for professional growth through continuing learning experiences. SLIS is designed to provide students with the philosophical and conceptual framework, as well as the basic professional skills, needed to serve in a variety of library and information settings. Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration (15 credit hours)The Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration was established both for individuals entering the archival profession and for those with experience in the field. Students working concurrently on the MLIS degree and the Certificate in Archives Administrations are required to complete an additional 6 credits beyond the 36 required for the MLIS degree. Graduate Certificate in Information Management for Librarians (15 credit hours)The Graduate Certificate Program in Information Management for Librarians serves the needs of those who wish to enter the rapidly expanding information field. This certificate program seeks to provide students, librarians, and information professionals with the tools needed to use technology efficiently and effectively in gathering, storing, and disseminating information. To obtain both the MLIS degree and Information Management for Librarians graduate certificate, students will be required to complete an additional 6 credits beyond the 36 required for the MLIS degree. This certificate program is offered completely online. For additional information, students are referred to the Degree and Certificate Requirements regulations as stated in the Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin.The certificate program is open to students with advanced degrees in related fields, students enrolled in the SLIS or other WSU graduate programs and, on a case by case basis, students with baccalaureate degrees from accredited universities who possess the appropriate background experience.Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management (15 credit hours)The online Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management (RIM) provides professional education to individuals wishing to successfully manage records and information within public and private sector organizations. Effective and efficient RIM policies and procedures are increasingly important to every organization.  This online graduate certificate is the first to focus solely on RIM.  After completing this curriculum, RIM students are more prepared to assume professional roles as records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators. RIM professionals are found in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and 30-plus other countriesJoint MLIS and MA in History Degree Program (57 credit hours) Students in this joint program will earn both the MLIS and MA in History degrees. Graduates of the program will subsequently increase their job market potential and be prepared to enter a new workforce that is able to appraise and describe historical records, create websites, and preserve electronic documents. Students with Bachelor’s in history who wish to become academic librarians or archivists may be interested in this, as many academic jobs prefer applicants to have a subject area masters degree.57 credits; must be accepted to both programsGreat for academic libraries – like a subject master’sInclude that you are applying to both in Personal statementSpecialist Certificate in Library and Information Science (30 credit hours)The Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science is a post-MLIS program designed for the practicing professional who desires specialized competence in a particular area of librarianship or information studies.  School Library Media Specialist Endorsement Requirements State endorsement as a school library media specialist requires competency in all of the skills areas necessary to produce a good school media program. We offer a full K-12 endorsement.  Students seeking SLMS endorsement must be able to document the following:a valid Michigan teaching certificatesuccessful completion of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in the Library Media specialtycompletion of the MLIS degreecompetency in all five areas required by our program for endorsement  A valid teaching certificate is required as a prerequisite for enrollment in certain core school library media courses. Students seeking SLMS endorsement are encouraged to meet early with their faculty advisor to review the endorsement requirements and procedures. Completion of the coursework necessary for the full endorsement may require hours in addition to the 36-hour minimum required for the MLIS degree. Break each of these down to their own page w/bulleted info
  • Master of Library and Information Science (36 credit hours)The Master of Library and Information Science degree requires a minimum of 36 graduate level credits: 18 credit hours in the Library and Information Science professional core and a minimum of 18 credit hours in an area of professional concentration selected in combination with a faculty advisor. The master's degree program in library and information science (M.L.I.S.) prepares graduates to assume entry-level positions in the profession. The program is 36 credits. When you’re done you should have a body of knowledge common to all libraries and library positions. You’ll also be versed in the application of theory and principles of librarianship and information studies. Our goal is to educate professionals who will assume leadership in the field. Such a person will appreciate the need for professional growth through continuing learning experiences. SLIS is designed to provide students with the philosophical and conceptual framework, as well as the basic professional skills, needed to serve in a variety of library and information settings.
  • Academic LibrariesDigital Content ManagementHealth and E-ScienceLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesReference ServicesSchool Library Media EndorsementSpecial Libraries19 SpecializationsAcademic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Academic LibrariesDigital Content ManagementHealth and E-ScienceLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesReference ServicesSchool Library Media EndorsementSpecial Libraries19 SpecializationsAcademic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Academic LibrariesDigital Content ManagementHealth and E-ScienceLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesReference ServicesSchool Library Media EndorsementSpecial Libraries19 SpecializationsAcademic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Academic LibrariesDigital Content ManagementHealth and E-ScienceLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesReference ServicesSchool Library Media EndorsementSpecial Libraries19 SpecializationsAcademic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Academic LibrariesDigital Content ManagementHealth and E-ScienceLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesReference ServicesSchool Library Media EndorsementSpecial Libraries19 SpecializationsAcademic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults is for: Practicing library professionals who need to advance their competency in the field of children and youth services. SLIS graduate students wishing to pursue a professional career in children and youth services. Graduate students from other disciplines and professions who wish public library and youth services skills to aid their organizations in meeting community needs. Children and young adults comprise a high proportion of the patrons of public libraries—from large urban library systems to suburban library districts to small rural independent libraries.  Services to children and young adults requires specialized training in the development of programs, the creation of effective collections, and the skills necessary to collaborate with community organizations who serve children and young adults.  Students completing the certificate will be able to:Develop effective programs and outreach services for children and young adults in public libraries. Create appropriate collections, both print and electronic, for children and young adults in public libraries Collaborate with community agencies, such as schools, social services, health organizations, to provide needed instruction and support for children and young adults. The certificate may be completed in conjunction with the MLIS degree or as a post-MLIS certificate. The 15-credit Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults Certificate program includes 9 credits of required coursework and 6 credits of electives.
  • Academic LibrariesDigital Content ManagementHealth and E-ScienceLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesReference ServicesSchool Library Media EndorsementSpecial Libraries19 SpecializationsAcademic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Academic LibrariesDigital Content ManagementHealth and E-ScienceLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesReference ServicesSchool Library Media EndorsementSpecial Libraries19 SpecializationsAcademic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • School Library Media Specialist Endorsement Requirements State endorsement as a school library media specialist requires competency in all of the skills areas necessary to produce a good school media program. We offer a full K-12 endorsement.  Students seeking SLMS endorsement must be able to document the following:a valid Michigan teaching certificatesuccessful completion of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in the Library Media specialtycompletion of the MLIS degreecompetency in all five areas required by our program for endorsement  A valid teaching certificate is required as a prerequisite for enrollment in certain core school library media courses. Students seeking SLMS endorsement are encouraged to meet early with their faculty advisor to review the endorsement requirements and procedures. Completion of the coursework necessary for the full endorsement may require hours in addition to the 36-hour minimum required for the MLIS degree. We only do Michigan endorsements. Out of state students must determine on their own what their state endorsement requirements are.
  • Academic LibrariesDigital Content ManagementHealth and E-ScienceLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesReference ServicesSchool Library Media EndorsementSpecial Libraries19 SpecializationsAcademic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Job Titles: Information Professional, Social Media Analyst, Social Marketer, Intelligence Analyst, Technology Trainer, Content Strategist, Visual Information Specialist, Emerging Technology Services Librarian, Instructional Designer, Computer and Information Systems Managers, Management Analysts, Marketing Research Analysts, Marketing Specialists, Computer Systems Analysts, Information Analysts, Software Developers, Web Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators, Computer Systems Administrators, Computer Network Analysts, Computer Support Specialists
  • Academic LibrariesDigital Content ManagementHealth and E-ScienceLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesReference ServicesSchool Library Media EndorsementSpecial Libraries19 SpecializationsAcademic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Academic LibrariesDigital Content ManagementHealth and E-ScienceLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesReference ServicesSchool Library Media EndorsementSpecial Libraries19 SpecializationsAcademic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Academic LibrariesDigital Content ManagementHealth and E-ScienceLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesReference ServicesSchool Library Media EndorsementSpecial Libraries19 SpecializationsAcademic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Management for Librarians (15 credit hours)The Graduate Certificate Program in Information Management for Librarians serves the needs of those who wish to enter the rapidly expanding information field. This certificate program seeks to provide students, librarians, and information professionals with the tools needed to use technology efficiently and effectively in gathering, storing, and disseminating information. To obtain both the MLIS degree and Information Management for Librarians graduate certificate, students will be required to complete an additional 6 credits beyond the 36 required for the MLIS degree. This certificate program is offered completely online.The certificate program is open to students with advanced degrees in related fields, students enrolled in the SLIS or other WSU graduate programs and, on a case by case basis, students with baccalaureate degrees from accredited universities who possess the appropriate background experience. Welcome : About the Certificate School of Library and Information ScienceAbout the Information Management CertificateThe Graduate Certificate Program in Information Management (IM) serves the needs of those who wish to enter the rapidly expanding information field. This certificate program seeks to provide students and information professionals with the tools needed to use technology efficiently and effectively for gathering, storing, and disseminating information. To obtain the Information Management graduate certificate, students will be required to complete 18 credit hours of course instruction (21 credit hours if LIS 6080 has not been completed in the last 3 years). In addition, students must select one specialization to focus their studies. The IM Specializations are Information Analytics, Systems Implementation, and Web Design and Development. To obtain both the MLIS degree and the Information Management graduate certificate, students will be required to complete an additional 6 credit hour beyond the 36 credit hours required for the MLIS degree. This certificate program is offered completely online. For additional information, students are referred to the Degree and Certificate Requirements regulations as stated in the Wayne State University (WSU) Graduate Bulletin. The certificate program is open to students with advanced degrees in related fields, students enrolled in the School of Library and Information Science or other WSU graduate programs, and students with baccalaureate degrees from accredited universities.Reasons for the Information Management CertificateComputers and productivity tools are helping knowledge workers in accessing information, generating insights, structuring results into a useful format, and producing knowledge simultaneously. The use of these productivity tools by knowledge workers requires that information professionals alter their perceived traditional professional role so that they can provide expanded services and support to these knowledge workers as well as to continue to perform their traditional professional responsibilities. The chart highlights the information professional's perceived and desired computer and productivity tool skills required by the changing role of information professionals from primarily providing information access to assisting knowledge workers with information integration. The chart highlights that information professionals perceive their technical competencies as ranging from novice and their desire to increase their competencies to very skilled.Specialization in the Information Management CertificateWhich of These IM Specializations Interests You?Information AnalyticsThis specialization prepares the student for public and private sector careers in gathering, storing, modeling, manipulating, protecting, mining, and analyzing information to support decision making in organizations. Systems ImplementationThis specialization prepares the student to select, implement, modify, and maintain various systems in support of the organization's information management operations. In addition, the student will be prepared to participate in organization-wide system planning and policy development. Web Design and DevelopmentThis specialization prepares the student to develop, design, maintain, and administer the organization's websites using the latest concepts and technologies. The students will create websites to meet the needs of the organization's knowledge workers by providing access to information and services.
  • Overview: Have you ever considered what archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists and historians will study about people in the future? How will you make sure you can look through old photographs, hand-written diaries and home movies? What about information from the 1990s? How will future historians play a VHS tape? Open a floppy disc? Read an email? Would you like to be someone that knows how to create digital collections and preserve information for future generations? Those with liberal arts and social science undergraduate degrees will find this graduate program welcomes their research and writing skills. Computer science and business majors are also finding that their skills are put to good use in managing, migrating and preserving information. The archives profession consistently ranks high in career satisfaction surveys and the field draws those passionate about history, technology and serving the public. Life is too short for a boring work life. Engage in something that challenges you!Put up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Overview: Have you ever considered what archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists and historians will study about people in the future? How will you make sure you can look through old photographs, hand-written diaries and home movies? What about information from the 1990s? How will future historians play a VHS tape? Open a floppy disc? Read an email? Would you like to be someone that knows how to create digital collections and preserve information for future generations? Those with liberal arts and social science undergraduate degrees will find this graduate program welcomes their research and writing skills. Computer science and business majors are also finding that their skills are put to good use in managing, migrating and preserving information. The archives profession consistently ranks high in career satisfaction surveys and the field draws those passionate about history, technology and serving the public. Life is too short for a boring work life. Engage in something that challenges you!Join us in one of the most established archival programs in the United States to learn a new profession and carry on a proud heritage of caretakers of the human experience. The Wayne State program is unique because it is located in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center and places its archival students at various cultural institutions like the Motown Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.Put up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration (15 credit hours)The Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration was established both for individuals entering the archival profession and for those with experience in the field. Students working concurrently on the MLIS degree and the Certificate in Archives Administrations are required to complete an additional 6 credits beyond the 36 required for the MLIS degree. Public historyAspects of traditional archival teaching and research and applies them to novel problems of online access, digital preservation. mixture of classroom instruction with practical engagement. The archives program is grounded in SI's interdisciplinary foundations with opportunities for students to stretch the traditional boundaries of archival work. Network), whose digital collections include historical resources such as the Black Abolitionist Archive andthe archives of the Allen Park Veterans Administration and the Michigan County Histories Collection.The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs has holdings of more than 75,000 linear feet ofhistorical records contained in over 1,800 collections. The Reuther is the official repository for the recordsof major unions, including the United Automobile Workers (UAS), the United Farm Workers (UFW), andthe Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Established in 1960 to collect and preserve the personal andorganizational papers associated with the American labor movement, the Archives also houses othercollections associated with political, economic, urban and social forces in recent American history. Boththe labor and the more general archives include numerous collections of great interest to those workingin African-American, Hispanic-American and women's history. Special collections in photographic andoral history round out this unparalleled resource.The Burton Historical Collection, located in the Detroit Public Library in the heart of the WSU/DetroitCultural Center, is a nationally prominent research center. Its collections in Michigan history, local history,genealogy, history of the Old Northwest, and the French in America offer unique research opportunities.The Hackley Collection, which is also located in the Detroit Public Library, is an excellent resource on thehistory of African-American art and performing arts.The Louise Lovett Wright Research Library of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American Historyhouses a new and rapidly-growing collection of resources for scholars in African American history. Thecollection emphasizes Detroit and Michigan history, including biographical files of noted local andnational figures.
  • Students in this joint program will earn both the MLIS and MA in History degrees. Graduates of the program will subsequently increase their job market potential and be prepared to enter a new workforce that is able to appraise and describe historical records, create websites, and preserve electronic documents.Applicants to this 57 credit-hour program must be admitted to both the Library and Information Science and Department of History master’s degree programs. Candidates must complete the required courses for both programs in order to graduate. Students interested in the archival field may also elect to complete the Archival Administration Graduate Certificate in conjunction with the joint degree program. To earn this certificate, students are required to complete 2 additional courses (6 credits) for a total of 63 credits.
  • Overview: Have you ever considered what archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists and historians will study about people in the future? How will you make sure you can look through old photographs, hand-written diaries and home movies? What about information from the 1990s? How will future historians play a VHS tape? Open a floppy disc? Read an email? Would you like to be someone that knows how to create digital collections and preserve information for future generations? Those with liberal arts and social science undergraduate degrees will find this graduate program welcomes their research and writing skills. Computer science and business majors are also finding that their skills are put to good use in managing, migrating and preserving information. The archives profession consistently ranks high in career satisfaction surveys and the field draws those passionate about history, technology and serving the public. Life is too short for a boring work life. Engage in something that challenges you!Join us in one of the most established archival programs in the United States to learn a new profession and carry on a proud heritage of caretakers of the human experience. The Wayne State program is unique because it is located in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center and places its archival students at various cultural institutions like the Motown Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.Put up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • http://slis.wayne.edu/students/digital_projects.phpSLIS houses a Digital Media Projects Lab in Kresge Library room 301. The lab, which came online in Fall 2012, consists of four workstations for students to learn hands on digitization of analog media. The lab allows for the digitization of audio, video, and still-image analog formats. Plans are underway to add the capability to digitize film based media, such as 16mm film and ¼” reel-to-reel audio.​Digital Media Projects Lab Audio StationThe lab itself is painted in Munsell N7 grey and tries to be as color neutral as possible. We provide locked storage for any materials loaned to us by local cultural institutions and we hope to soon bring in more climate control as well.There are 4 large workstations total:2 video workstations equipped with Osprey analog video capture cards and VCR’s. The video feed is split to a small monitor prior to digitization so students can monitor both the digitized and analog feed as they work.2 audio workstations equipped with a Benchmark Analog-Digital Converter, Tascam cassette deck, Audio-Technica turntable and a Mackie mixer to tie everything together. The setup is such that we can easily incorporate new analog playback devices into the digitization chain.All workstations include a scanner: either a consumer-level Epson Perfection or a professional Epson Expression 10000XL, which can scan at 2400dpi and do large formats and transparent media like negatives. All workstations also have 24-inch, color-calibrated monitors and 5000K task lamps for color-sensitive work. The workstations also provide power conditioning for analog playback devices and battery backup for all devices.Software at all workstations includes the Adobe CS6 Production Premium suite. Station-specific software includes ABBYY FineReader and SilverFast for stations with the Epson 10000XL’s. The workstations incorporate a fair number of open source alternatives installed as well, such as Audacity and GIMP.There is a dedicated network-attached storage device for the lab. It provides 16TB of shared storage for long term storage of digitized objects. Our dspace digital repository instance is also coming online and is tied directly to this shared storage to ensure that digital objects stay in their original condition over time.
  • CourseworkWe welcome applicants from anywhere in North America. What’s the tuition? Well, online MLIS and RIM certificate students will be charged the same tuition and fee rates as in-state, on-campus students. There are no out of state tuition and fee rates. For current rates is approximately $530 per credit hour. The entire MLIS degree, at current tuition rates, would be roughly $21000. Of course, there are other fees added in—registration, omnibus, etc-- so I encourage you to use the WSU tuition calculator. When doing so, please make sure to select “Graduate Library Science” as our tuition rate is slightly different that standard Wayne State graduate tuition rates. Nonetheless, we believe we offer a very reasonable and competitive rate for the graduate education we provide.ApplicantsSo, Are the online classes any easier? No. They cover the same content as the regular MLIS program. They are delivered by our same full and part time faculty. In some cases, online classes may be more rigorous. You can hide in the back of a classroom. You can’t hide on a discussion board. Or rather—it will be very easy for your instructor to take note if you do so. They can count them with a click and easily re-read them. We use Blackboard course management software and also Adobe connect—which is what this presentation is being delivered with. From SJSU website: Live anywhere and take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of a fully online format. Our students interact with peers and instructors through web conferencing, social networking platforms, a web-based learning management system, and immersive environments. Most course content is delivered asynchronously — giving our students the freedom to access the course at any time they choose, from any location. Some courses also include occasional "live" synchronous sessions.By using sophisticated technology, our students are better prepared to successfully navigate a rapidly changing information landscape and apply technology in their professional lives.Common question: can you do your classwork anytime? Yes, within reason. It's called asynchronous—you don’t have to meet an agreed upon, synchronized time. You do not have to ‘be at your class’ in front of your computer at a specific time every week. You still have to complete assignments and quizzes within a certain timeframe. However, if you want to watch your lectures as midnight, or write your papers at the park, that is your prerogative. Now, some professors will offer live question and answer hours every week, but it is up to your whether you wish to attend or view them. Generally, they will be recorded and you can view them later if you wish. At present, our Online option works best for part-time students taking two classes (6 credits) per semester. Such a student would complete their degree requirements in approximately two years. However, we are always adding more online class sections and we will certainly try to accommodate students who want to go full time.So, how do you apply? Just follow the same process as the traditional MLIS programHowever, When applying to the Graduate School, please indicate the Online MLIS Program as your major on the application.The Archival certificate is not offered online. The subjects covered for that Blackboard,Adobe connect (like this presentation)asynchronousClass Format and TimeWebcentric vs. Online vs. RegularLive Web Broadcast – IM featureMediasiteFlexible class timeMon-Sun; morning, afternoon and evening
  • CourseworkWe welcome applicants from anywhere in North America. What’s the tuition? Well, online MLIS and RIM certificate students will be charged the same tuition and fee rates as in-state, on-campus students. There are no out of state tuition and fee rates. For current rates is approximately $530 per credit hour. The entire MLIS degree, at current tuition rates, would be roughly $21000. Of course, there are other fees added in—registration, omnibus, etc-- so I encourage you to use the WSU tuition calculator. When doing so, please make sure to select “Graduate Library Science” as our tuition rate is slightly different that standard Wayne State graduate tuition rates. Nonetheless, we believe we offer a very reasonable and competitive rate for the graduate education we provide.ApplicantsSo, Are the online classes any easier? No. They cover the same content as the regular MLIS program. They are delivered by our same full and part time faculty. In some cases, online classes may be more rigorous. You can hide in the back of a classroom. You can’t hide on a discussion board. Or rather—it will be very easy for your instructor to take note if you do so. They can count them with a click and easily re-read them. We use Blackboard course management software and also Adobe connect—which is what this presentation is being delivered with. From SJSU website: Live anywhere and take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of a fully online format. Our students interact with peers and instructors through web conferencing, social networking platforms, a web-based learning management system, and immersive environments. Most course content is delivered asynchronously — giving our students the freedom to access the course at any time they choose, from any location. Some courses also include occasional "live" synchronous sessions.By using sophisticated technology, our students are better prepared to successfully navigate a rapidly changing information landscape and apply technology in their professional lives.Common question: can you do your classwork anytime? Yes, within reason. It's called asynchronous—you don’t have to meet an agreed upon, synchronized time. You do not have to ‘be at your class’ in front of your computer at a specific time every week. You still have to complete assignments and quizzes within a certain timeframe. However, if you want to watch your lectures as midnight, or write your papers at the park, that is your prerogative. Now, some professors will offer live question and answer hours every week, but it is up to your whether you wish to attend or view them. Generally, they will be recorded and you can view them later if you wish. At present, our Online option works best for part-time students taking two classes (6 credits) per semester. Such a student would complete their degree requirements in approximately two years. However, we are always adding more online class sections and we will certainly try to accommodate students who want to go full time.So, how do you apply? Just follow the same process as the traditional MLIS programHowever, When applying to the Graduate School, please indicate the Online MLIS Program as your major on the application.The Archival certificate is not offered online. The subjects covered for that Blackboard,Adobe connect (like this presentation)asynchronousClass Format and TimeWebcentric vs. Online vs. RegularLive Web Broadcast – IM featureMediasiteFlexible class timeMon-Sun; morning, afternoon and evening
  • CourseworkWe welcome applicants from anywhere in North America. What’s the tuition? Well, online MLIS and RIM certificate students will be charged the same tuition and fee rates as in-state, on-campus students. There are no out of state tuition and fee rates. For current rates is approximately $530 per credit hour. The entire MLIS degree, at current tuition rates, would be roughly $21000. Of course, there are other fees added in—registration, omnibus, etc-- so I encourage you to use the WSU tuition calculator. When doing so, please make sure to select “Graduate Library Science” as our tuition rate is slightly different that standard Wayne State graduate tuition rates. Nonetheless, we believe we offer a very reasonable and competitive rate for the graduate education we provide.ApplicantsSo, Are the online classes any easier? No. They cover the same content as the regular MLIS program. They are delivered by our same full and part time faculty. In some cases, online classes may be more rigorous. You can hide in the back of a classroom. You can’t hide on a discussion board. Or rather—it will be very easy for your instructor to take note if you do so. They can count them with a click and easily re-read them. We use Blackboard course management software and also Adobe connect—which is what this presentation is being delivered with. From SJSU website: Live anywhere and take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of a fully online format. Our students interact with peers and instructors through web conferencing, social networking platforms, a web-based learning management system, and immersive environments. Most course content is delivered asynchronously — giving our students the freedom to access the course at any time they choose, from any location. Some courses also include occasional "live" synchronous sessions.By using sophisticated technology, our students are better prepared to successfully navigate a rapidly changing information landscape and apply technology in their professional lives.Common question: can you do your classwork anytime? Yes, within reason. It's called asynchronous—you don’t have to meet an agreed upon, synchronized time. You do not have to ‘be at your class’ in front of your computer at a specific time every week. You still have to complete assignments and quizzes within a certain timeframe. However, if you want to watch your lectures as midnight, or write your papers at the park, that is your prerogative. Now, some professors will offer live question and answer hours every week, but it is up to your whether you wish to attend or view them. Generally, they will be recorded and you can view them later if you wish. At present, our Online option works best for part-time students taking two classes (6 credits) per semester. Such a student would complete their degree requirements in approximately two years. However, we are always adding more online class sections and we will certainly try to accommodate students who want to go full time.So, how do you apply? Just follow the same process as the traditional MLIS programHowever, When applying to the Graduate School, please indicate the Online MLIS Program as your major on the application.The Archival certificate is not offered online. The subjects covered for that Blackboard,Adobe connect (like this presentation)asynchronousClass Format and TimeWebcentric vs. Online vs. RegularLive Web Broadcast – IM featureMediasiteFlexible class timeMon-Sun; morning, afternoon and evening
  • Academic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • Academic LibrariesArchival AdministrationGeneralHealth Sciences LibrarianshipInformation ManagementLaw LibrarianshipOrganization of InformationPublic LibrariesPublic Library Services to Children and Young AdultsReference ServicesSchool Library MediaSpecial LibrariesUrban LibrariesPut up the various logos here of different types?Mix and match classesCorrespond to various career pathsIt’s alright if they are undecided; the areas will explore them thoroughly in Intro class.
  • LIS 7080         Arts/Museum Librarianship: Cr. 3 LIS 7110         Humanities Information Services and Resources: Cr.3LIS 7450         Digital Imaging: Cr. 3 LIS 7675         Practicum: Arts/Museum Libraries: Cr. 6The 15-credit Arts and Museum Librarianship Certificate program provides students with the education and practical experience necessary for building, organizing, managing, and promoting library collections in music, art, art history, dance, film studies, theater, and communication. Through the Practicum, students gain experience working collaboratively with senior librarians and discipline-based staff and actively participate in the development of projects and services using digital technology to support their work.This certificate provides verification that the completing student has the skills to work effectively with patrons and staff in a fine or performing arts organization or museum library. The certificate enables employers to clearly identify potential employees with the appropriate knowledge and abilities to provide high quality services and resources to the citizens of their community.The target audience for the Arts and Museum Librarianship Certificate includes: incoming LIS graduate students wishing to pursue a professional career in fine or performing arts or museum librarianship; practicing library and museum staff who wish to advance their competency in the field of fine and performing arts or museum librarianship; and students from other disciplines and professions who wish to obtain an MLIS with a specialization in arts and museum library management and digital curation skills.
  • Fall: LIS 7110         Humanities Information Services and Resources: Cr.3Fall: LIS 7450         Digital Imaging: Cr. 3 Winter: LIS 7675         Practicum: Arts/Museum Libraries: Cr. 6Spring Summer: LIS 7080         Arts/Museum Librarianship: Cr. 3 As a “signature offering” of the School of Library and Information Science, the goal of the Arts/Museum Certificate is to enroll highly-qualified students with a demonstrated interest in the fine or performing arts or museums who are enthused to spend about a year in Detroit focused primarily on this certificate. All students in this certificate will receive in-state tuition even though the classes are campus-based.
  • The 15-credit Urban Librarianship Certificate program includes 9 credits of required coursework and 6 credits of a required practicum that rotates students through urban library partner sites. LIS 8370         Cultural Competence for LIS Professionals: Cr. 3LIS 7370         Multicultural Information Services and Resources: Cr. 3LIS 7400         Urban Libraries Seminar: Cr. 3LIS 7646         Practicum Urban Librarianship: Cr. 6The 15-credit Urban Librarianship certificate program provides students with the education and practical experience necessary to effectively serve patrons with widely diverse economic, social and cultural needs. Students gain specialized knowledge of diversity, multicultural information, and urban issues through course work and collaborative work with senior librarians and staff in a variety of urban library settings. These students actively participate in the development of programs and services to meet the challenging information needs of an urban populace. The certificate provides verification of the graduate’s skills and thus enables an employer to clearly identify potential employees with the appropriate knowledge and abilities to provide high quality services and resources to the citizens of their community.Potential candidates for the Urban Librarianship Certificate include incoming LIS graduate students wishing to pursue a professional career in an urban library setting; practicing library staff who wish to advance their competency in the field of urban librarianship; and students from other disciplines and professions who wish to obtain an MLIS with a specialization in urban library management.The certificate may be completed in conjunction with the MLIS degree or as a post-MLIS certificate. The 15-credit Urban Librarianship Certificate program includes 9 credits of required coursework and 6 credits of a required practicum that rotates students through partner organizations under the mentorship of senior librarians.All students in the Urban Librarianship Certificate will receive in-state tuition.Please note that the Urban Librarianship Certificate  is not available to students in the Online MLIS Program. Before enrolling in the certificate program, students must meet the program's technology requirements and submit IC3 scores with their application. Beginning January 1, 2012, SLIS will accept applications for enrollment in the Spring Summer 2012 Urban Librarianship Certificate cohort. 
  • Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management (15 credit hours)The online Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management (RIM) provides professional education to individuals wishing to successfully manage records and information within public and private sector organizations. Effective and efficient RIM policies and procedures are increasingly important to every organization.  This online graduate certificate is the first to focus solely on RIM.  After completing this curriculum, RIM students are more prepared to assume professional roles as records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators. RIM professionals are found in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and 30-plus other countries
  • Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science (30 credit hours)The Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science is a post-MLIS program designed for the practicing professional who desires specialized competence in a particular area of librarianship or information studies.  
  • Who is our typical graduate student? Well, that’s hard to say. We don’t necessarily have a typical student—and that’s alright by us. Wayne State in general and SLIS in particular are geared toward “non-traditional” students. Many of our students are currently working full or part-time. We have people who are coming in as a second or third career. Some students just finished their bachelor’s degrees; others may have been working on PhDs. Some are currently working in libraries; others just have had an epiphany that libraries are where they would like to work. Others have no intention of working in libraries, per se, but are part of the new style of knowledge workers. Some see themselves as information professionals or specialists, others as cybrarians; still others will accept the new tongue-in-cheek term, guybrarian. Did I leave anyone out? The most important thing is your passion for libraries and your desire to learn. Because in their current and ever-evolving form, libraries may not exactly match the idealized memory you might have from your childhood or even undergraduate years. (fyi-- the card catalog has been replaced!) However, if you are willing to dive in and excited about learning, we are here to teach you. And we are willing to meet you halfway. In fact, with our new online program, in some senses, we will go the whole way to meet you. I’m happy to say, since its introduction in Fall 2008, we have students coming in from all over the state and across the country. Here’s a map of our most recent class of incoming students for Fall 2009. Click for pictureSo about that online program--No longer 14; now 13. More studentsNon-traditional, meet students halfwayDistance locationsWho are you? (give liberal arts backgrounds of students, how this is an excellent career for them; but what’s most important is your passion)
  • Now what do you need to do to become a student here? It’s relatively straightforward. Most bachelor’s degrees will satisfy this requirement
  • MLIS orientation is an opportunity for new graduate students to become acquainted with the SLIS and to connect with fellow students, faculty and staff in a relaxed atmosphere. We welcome our new students into our learning community by providing networking opportunities, team-building exercises and activities designed to give you a glimpse of your future career as an information professional. Along the way, we will introduce you to the curriculum, services and policies that will be the key to your success at Wayne State and in the SLIS.New students are required to attend the School's on-campus MLIS orientation program. New students must complete MLIS orientation prior to starting classes. MLIS orientation provides important information to make your first weeks as a student in the School as productive and stress-free as possible and to help you establish valuable personal connections that will carry you through the School and beyond.
  • In order to be successful in the SLIS, all students are required, at a minimum, to have the following computer competencies before starting classes.This competency exam is required for all degrees and certificates. Preparation workshops will be provided at orientation, University Library System workshops and online through Mediasite.Similar to writing competencies prior to undegradComputer/ File ManagementStudent must have the ability to:create directories , customize operating system functions , cut/copy/paste between applications , download and install software , find/share files run programs save/restore files to disk update operating systems zip/unzip files Computer ProtectionStudents must have the ability to: install/update antivirus software , install/update antimalware software , update and run scans using antivirius/malware software Email/Discussion BoardsStudents must have the ability to:handle e-mail - read/reply, create signatures, delete, manage , send/receive/open email attachments , subscribe to listserv/discussion lists InternetStudents must have the ability to:navigate websites search on the web Productivity SoftwareStudents must have the ability to:Perform basic word processing tasks use various presentation tools  
  • In order to be successful in the SLIS, all students are required, at a minimum, to have the following computer competencies before starting classes.This competency exam is required for all degrees and certificates. Preparation workshops will be provided at orientation, University Library System workshops and online through Mediasite.Similar to writing competencies prior to undegradComputer/ File ManagementStudent must have the ability to:create directories , customize operating system functions , cut/copy/paste between applications , download and install software , find/share files run programs save/restore files to disk update operating systems zip/unzip files Computer ProtectionStudents must have the ability to: install/update antivirus software , install/update antimalware software , update and run scans using antivirius/malware software Email/Discussion BoardsStudents must have the ability to:handle e-mail - read/reply, create signatures, delete, manage , send/receive/open email attachments , subscribe to listserv/discussion lists InternetStudents must have the ability to:navigate websites search on the web Productivity SoftwareStudents must have the ability to:Perform basic word processing tasks use various presentation tools  
  • Page on IC3 exam contentAnd preparation?Local library, books, Certiport website, All students in the School are required to present passing scores on the 3 separate IC3 exams upon enrolling in a program of study.  The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) is a series of three exams in the following areas – Computing FundamentalsCovers a foundational understanding of computing including:  Computer hardware, Computer software, and Using operating systems.Key ApplicationsCovers popular word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications and the common features of all applications.Living OnlineCovers skills for working in an Internet or networked environment, such as Networks and the Internet, Electronic mail, Using the Internet and the impact of computing and the Internet on society.Students must take the 2007 Standard (based on Windows Vista (and some Mac) and Office 2007 to fulfill this requirement.Each exam has a 45 minute time limit and will cost $30 per exam. Exams must be taken at a Certiport testing center - for a complete list of centers, please visit http://www.certiport.com. Students in metro Detroit may take the exam at Wayne State by contacting the SLIS office at 313-577-1825 or asklis@wayne.edu.Remember, tests taken at SLIS have one free retake.
  • Page on IC3 exam contentAnd preparation?Local library, books, Certiport website, All students in the School are required to present passing scores on the 3 separate IC3 exams upon enrolling in a program of study.  The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) is a series of three exams in the following areas – Computing FundamentalsCovers a foundational understanding of computing including:  Computer hardware, Computer software, and Using operating systems.Key ApplicationsCovers popular word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications and the common features of all applications.Living OnlineCovers skills for working in an Internet or networked environment, such as Networks and the Internet, Electronic mail, Using the Internet and the impact of computing and the Internet on society.Students must take the 2007 Standard (based on Windows Vista (and some Mac) and Office 2007 to fulfill this requirement.Each exam has a 45 minute time limit and will cost $30 per exam. Exams must be taken at a Certiport testing center - for a complete list of centers, please visit http://www.certiport.com. Students in metro Detroit may take the exam at Wayne State by contacting the SLIS office at 313-577-1825 or asklis@wayne.edu.Remember, tests taken at SLIS have one free retake.
  • Explain thing about deadlines/paperwork? Show slides of apply yourself?Explain pipeline (show access ID, student ID), one cardInstructions on how to apply to the program are in the green packet. You must submit an application form with the application fee, personal statement and resume and have the schools you have previously attended send official transcripts to the admissions office or you can apply online. Students who have previously enrolled in a graduate program at Wayne are required to fill out a change of status form instead of the admissions application. If the previous department does not have the student’s file, students will be required to resend transcripts directly to the program.  In order to be admitted, students must possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a balance of study consisting of at least forty-five credits of course work in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. A GPA of 2.75 or better is also required. Admissions decisions are made on a case by case basis.  Deadline for spring/summer admission is March 1 – classes begin in early May. Deadline for Fall admission is also March 1 – classes begin in early September. Deadline for Winter admission is November 1 – classes begin in early January. It is a good idea to submit your materials well in advance of these deadlines. Right now it takes the admissions office at least 4-6 weeks to process an admissions packet before it is sent over to the program for an admissions decisions.   The Admissions Office will only send over a complete admissions packet which includes all official transcripts for all schools indicated on the admissions application. Once we receive it, it is reviewed by the director of the program for an admissions decision. The student will then be notified via US mail of the admissions decision. Once admissions paperwork is sent back to admissions (2-3 day turnaround time), admissions will process the paperwork which will allow the student to register. Don’t need GRE, (unless Alternative), don’t need letters of recommendation
  • It is possible to transfer up to six credits from another institution toward the MLIS. Transfer credits from another institution must be graduate level, must be approved by your faculty advisor and must have been taken within the past six years to be applicable to the degree. They also cannot have been used toward another degree.You can’t ‘double-dip’
  • It is a good idea to meet with your advisor after you have been admitted to discuss Program requirements, prerequisites, sequencing of courses, and other matters that will help ensure your success in the Program. Students may change advisors at any time by completing a change of advisor form. A student may choose to speak with any faculty member by appointment or during posted office hours.
  • MLIS orientation is an opportunity for new graduate students to becomeacquainted with the SLIS and to connect with fellow students, faculty andstaff in a relaxed atmosphere. We welcome our new students into our learning community by providing networking opportunities, team-building exercises and activities designed to give you a glimpse of your future career as an information professional. Along the way, we will introduce you to the curriculum, services and policies that will be the key to your success at Wayne State and in the SLIS.Once admitted, students are required to complete the mandatory new student orientation . Students who do not attend the on-campus orientation session will be dropped from their Winter 2010 classes.Network or ‘not work’Winter 2009 MLIS Orientation Date: December 3, 2009.Spring Summer 2010 -- April 15Fall 2010 – August 19Orientation provides preliminary information to make new students' first weeks run more smoothly and will help students learn the skills, knowledge, and processes that will aid in their continuing success as a student in the program. Orientation will run from 9 AM to 5 PM.
  • Team building workshop
  • MLIS orientation is an opportunity for new graduate students to becomeacquainted with the SLIS and to connect with fellow students, faculty andstaff in a relaxed atmosphere. We welcome our new students into our learning community by providing networking opportunities, team-building exercises and activities designed to give you a glimpse of your future career as an information professional. Along the way, we will introduce you to the curriculum, services and policies that will be the key to your success at Wayne State and in the SLIS.Once admitted, students are required to complete the mandatory new student orientation . Students who do not attend the on-campus orientation session will be dropped from their Winter 2010 classes.Network or ‘not work’Winter 2009 MLIS Orientation Date: December 3, 2009.Spring Summer 2010 -- April 15Fall 2010 – August 19Orientation provides preliminary information to make new students' first weeks run more smoothly and will help students learn the skills, knowledge, and processes that will aid in their continuing success as a student in the program. Orientation will run from 9 AM to 5 PM.
  • ??? NECESSARY? (simplify)Rule of 66 semesters @ 6 credits a semester6 years to complete the programCourseloadFull-time is 9 hrs12 if you don’t have a lifeIf you have a job (work more than 20hrs a week)Or if you have childrenTake ONLY 2 classes!
  • Rule of 66 semesters @ 6 credits a semester6 years to complete the programCourseloadFull-time is 9 hrs12 if you don’t have a lifeIf you have a job (work more than 20hrs a week)Or if you have childrenTake ONLY 2 classes!When admitted to the program, students are assigned a full-time faculty advisor based on the area of interest specified in their personal statement. Faculty advisors help students develop a plan of work which is required after the completion of nine credit hours. The Plan of Work indicates your area of concentrationwithin the Program and lists the courses you will take to complete your degree requirements. It is considered a contract between you and the university. If you depart from what is indicated on your POW, you must file a Change in Plan of Work form. The Plan of Work and many other forms are available on the LIS Program website. It is strongly recommended that the core courses except for LIS 7996 be completed early in your course of study. They act as the building blocks for the electives. It is highly recommended that LIS 6010 and LIS 6080 be the first classes taken. LIS 7040 (Library Administration and Management) should not be taken in your first semester; LIS 7996 (Research in Library and Information Science) should be taken in your last or next to last semester. This course acts as a capstone course for your course of study. The 600-level courses are most suitable for new students. Course content and class assignments are more rigorous for the 700-level and 800-level courses and build on the material taught in the 600-level courses.Show the class template, the concentrations recommended electives, the course descriptions/profiles.
  • When admitted to the program, students are assigned a full-time faculty advisor based on the area of interest specified in their personal statement. Faculty advisors help students develop a plan of work which is required after the completion of nine credit hours. The Plan of Work indicates your area of concentration within the Program and lists the courses you will take to complete your degree requirements. It is considered a contract between you and the university. If you depart from what is indicated on your POW, you must file a Change in Plan of Work form. The Plan of Work and many other forms are available on the LIS Program website. Advising can be done online
  • As the MLIS is a practical degree, with a focus on getting hands-on experience, students who have no or very little actual library experience should consider taking a practicum as one of their electives. The practicum may be taken for 2 or 3 credits. The 2-credit course requires 90 hours at the practicum site plus three mandatory seminars; the 3-credit course requires 135 hours at the practicum site plus the three mandatory seminars. The practicum courses are offered in the fall, winter and spring/summer sessions. Students specializing in school library media must complete a practicum.
  • STUDENT ASSOCIATIONSAll students in SLIS are automatically are members of the Student Organizations of Library and Information Science [SOLIS]. SOLIS co-sponsors colloquia, plans various tours and social activities, and provides a forum for discussion of issues of importance to students. SOLIS provides a student representative at LIS faculty meetings and ensures student representation on all Program committees. Elections are held each year to select the year's officers, who are elected to calendar-year terms. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS - STUDENT GROUPSStudents in the LIS Program have the opportunity to participate in local student chapters of several international professional organizations. WSU student groups have been formed for the American Library Association (ALA), the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), the Special Libraries Association (SLA), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA). These student organizations sponsor a variety of activities including tours of local, state and national libraries and information centers as well as research presentations by faculty and other professionals. Information about association and student group activities is included in the information packet and posted on bulletin boards on the third floor of the Kresge Library.Matt Church, ALA what I love about my library essay contestStephen Abrams, SLA
  • The program also employs a Graduate Student Assistant and several part-time student employees, many who are students in the program. Many student employment opportunities and graduate research assistantships are available in the University Library System; Library System graduate research assistant positions are posted to the LIS Program discussion list. Postings for part-time student positions in the libraries and across campus can be viewed in the university placement office.How to save money while in grad schoolhttp://www.usnews.com/articles/education/paying-for-college/2009/04/22/4-strategies-to-save-money-in-grad-school.htmlStudent Loan Forgiveness: What You Need to Knowhttp://www.usnews.com/articles/education/best-graduate-schools/2009/04/22/student-loan-forgiveness-what-you-need-to-know.htmlThe Grad School Payoffhttp://www.usnews.com/education/paying-for-college/articles/2008/03/21/the-grad-school-payoff.htmlWSU Offers Tuition Assistance Program for Unemployed Alumnihttp://slis.wayne.edu/news.php?id=3106Think of applying for scholarships as first exercise in information gather and presentation—the first grant your are writing for yourself. (In reality, some jobs are grant funded jobs)On-campus programs: Tuition and cost of living change annually. Distance masters program: Tuition estimates and program informationMost SLIS students fund their education through a combination of: EmploymentPersonal or family resources Scholarships
  • The program also employs a Graduate Student Assistant and several part-time student employees, many who are students in the program. Many student employment opportunities and graduate research assistantships are available in the University Library System; Library System graduate research assistant positions are posted to the LIS Program discussion list. Postings for part-time student positions in the libraries and across campus can be viewed in the university placement office.How to save money while in grad schoolhttp://www.usnews.com/articles/education/paying-for-college/2009/04/22/4-strategies-to-save-money-in-grad-school.htmlStudent Loan Forgiveness: What You Need to Knowhttp://www.usnews.com/articles/education/best-graduate-schools/2009/04/22/student-loan-forgiveness-what-you-need-to-know.htmlThe Grad School Payoffhttp://www.usnews.com/education/paying-for-college/articles/2008/03/21/the-grad-school-payoff.htmlWSU Offers Tuition Assistance Program for Unemployed Alumnihttp://slis.wayne.edu/news.php?id=3106Think of applying for scholarships as first exercise in information gather and presentation—the first grant your are writing for yourself. (In reality, some jobs are grant funded jobs)On-campus programs: Tuition and cost of living change annually. Distance masters program: Tuition estimates and program informationMost SLIS students fund their education through a combination of: EmploymentPersonal or family resources Scholarships
  • Project Accessible Libraries for All (ALFA) is accepting applications for fall 2011 and fall 2012. Interested persons may apply to either the face-to-face or DE cohorts.Project ALFA Fellows receive full tuition, travel assistance, and a laptop computer with applications needed to complete ALFA coursework, including an Experiential Learning Lab. We are seeking a diverse population of students who are interested in issues related to universal access to information for persons with physiological challenges. Project ALFA seeks to prepare library and information center professionals who will lead the way in spreading a universal access philosophy as the population of information seekers with physiological challenges is increasing rapidly due to the graying of America among other factors. Project ALFA fellows will be prepared to serve an aging population of information seekers, connecting them to information through various technologies in all types of library and information agencies. Project ALFA Fellows will also disseminate and diffuse the ALFA philosophy in the organizations where they will work through daily work flow as well as through more formal channels such as in-service and continuing education with colleagues in the field, at professional conferences, and special projects.Fellows will learn to incorporate a universal access philosophy into most areas of library and information service, including the use of assistive technologies and other information and communication technologies (ICTs). Details about this project may be found on the project site at http://projectalfa.slis.ua.edu/Questions may be addressed to Project Manager, Muriel K. Wells, mkwells@crimson.ua.edu or co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Stephanie Maatta, slmaatta@gmail.com
  • The program also employs a Graduate Student Assistant and several part-time student employees, many who are students in the program. Many student employment opportunities and graduate research assistantships are available in the University Library System; Library System graduate research assistant positions are posted to the LIS Program discussion list. Postings for part-time student positions in the libraries and across campus can be viewed in the university placement office.How to save money while in grad schoolhttp://www.usnews.com/articles/education/paying-for-college/2009/04/22/4-strategies-to-save-money-in-grad-school.htmlStudent Loan Forgiveness: What You Need to Knowhttp://www.usnews.com/articles/education/best-graduate-schools/2009/04/22/student-loan-forgiveness-what-you-need-to-know.htmlThe Grad School Payoffhttp://www.usnews.com/education/paying-for-college/articles/2008/03/21/the-grad-school-payoff.htmlWSU Offers Tuition Assistance Program for Unemployed Alumnihttp://slis.wayne.edu/news.php?id=3106Think of applying for scholarships as first exercise in information gather and presentation—the first grant your are writing for yourself. (In reality, some jobs are grant funded jobs)On-campus programs: Tuition and cost of living change annually. Distance masters program: Tuition estimates and program informationMost SLIS students fund their education through a combination of: EmploymentPersonal or family resources Scholarships
  • The very skills we teach should help you get a job. Placement person (show flyer)Job fairOur students do very well in job placement before and after graduation. If you are willing to relocate, job opportunities open up all the more. Many people don’t know that ‘Librarians’ are covered under the free trade agreement so it’s possible to work in Canada and Mexico as well. Caveat– 50% of respondentsLink to articleWork at a library during lib school?YES!5 on-campus librariesAssistantships vs. Assistants
  • I said an MLIS is a flexible degree—here is an example of why. Special librarian. All sorts of organizations need librarians, not just public libraries. They work for colleges, law firms, hospitals, prisons, corporations, legislatures, the military, and nonprofit agencies. In fact, special librarianship is the field's fastest-growing job market. Unlike public and university jobs, which require night and weekend hours, these jobs are mostly 9 to 5.http://www.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2008/12/11/best-careers-2009-librarian.htmlIdeal for liberal artsImages of different logos of places people go. These jobs pulled from listserv (how many per month)LISTSERVBring separate handoutsCommunicateProgram announcementsJobsCarpooling, selling textbooks etc.Job announcements are frequently posted to the program email discussion list (listserv) which all students are strongly encouraged to sign up for as it is a critical source of program information. Information on signing on to the listserv is in the information packet and online student handbook. Job postings are also maintained in binders in the third floor student lounge.
  • I said an MLIS is a flexible degree—here is an example of why. Special librarian. All sorts of organizations need librarians, not just public libraries. They work for colleges, law firms, hospitals, prisons, corporations, legislatures, the military, and nonprofit agencies. In fact, special librarianship is the field's fastest-growing job market. Unlike public and university jobs, which require night and weekend hours, these jobs are mostly 9 to 5.http://www.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2008/12/11/best-careers-2009-librarian.htmlIdeal for liberal artsImages of different logos of places people go. These jobs pulled from listserv (how many per month)LISTSERVBring separate handoutsCommunicateProgram announcementsJobsCarpooling, selling textbooks etc.Job announcements are frequently posted to the program email discussion list (listserv) which all students are strongly encouraged to sign up for as it is a critical source of program information. Information on signing on to the listserv is in the information packet and online student handbook. Job postings are also maintained in binders in the third floor student lounge.
  • I said an MLIS is a flexible degree—here is an example of why. Ideal for liberal artsImages of different logos of places people go. These jobs pulled from listserv (how many per month)LISTSERVBring separate handoutsCommunicateProgram announcementsJobsCarpooling, selling textbooks etc.Job announcements are frequently posted to the program email discussion list (listserv) which all students are strongly encouraged to sign up for as it is a critical source of program information. Information on signing on to the listserv is in the information packet and online student handbook. Job postings are also maintained in binders in the third floor student lounge.

Wayne State University, School of Library and Information Science Wayne State University, School of Library and Information Science Presentation Transcript

  • School of Library and Information Science Information Meeting Questions? Contact Matt Fredericks mfredericks@wayne.edu 313-577-2446
  •  Our Program  Application Process  Financial Aid  Placement and Salary Information  Career Opportunities Overview
  • About Us Word Cloud created from SLIS Website
  • About Us  Emphasize the practical application of knowledge and skills  Flexible curriculum and class schedules  Currently offer approximately 50 course sections per semester  18 full-time faculty and 80+ adjuncts  Current enrollment of over 500 students making it one of the larger programs in library and information science, as well as one of the largest on WSU’s campus.  Ranked in the top 25 graduate library and information studies programs - U.S. News and World Report survey For more than 90 years, the School of Library and Information Science has prepared leaders for the evolving information profession. { }
  • MLIS Degree Master of Library and Information Science  36 credit hours  The MLIS degree prepares professionals for leadership roles in libraries and other information organizations. Professional Core (18 Credits): LIS 6010 – Introduction to the Information Profession LIS 6080 – Information Technology (online) LIS 6120 – Access to Information LIS 6210 – Organization of Knowledge LIS 7996 – Research in Library & Information Science Plus one of the following management courses: LIS 7040 – Library Administration & Management LIS 7310 – School Library Media Programs Electives (18 Credits) E-Portfolio (Graduate Requirement)
  • SLIS Pillars & Specializations
  • Library Services Track • Connecting People with Information • This track is designed for any student who wants to work in any type of library (academic, public, special library), school library media center, or information agency. Students in this track learn how to engage actively in specialized library services such as collection development, reader’s advisory, scholarly communications, or library instruction, or how to engage and connect communities through outreach. Another option for students in this track is to specialize in the technology systems that provide the foundation for the library services provided today. • Specializations: • Library Users and Communities • Library Tools and Resources • Library Systems and Infrastructure • How To Become a 21st Century Librarian
  • Library Users and Communities • Are you curious about how people seek information? Do you want to learn more about the science of matching people to information? Do you love working with people and negotiating a question to find an answer? Do you love puzzles and learning about all human knowledge? • Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World (e-book) Exploring the World’s Great Libraries
  • PL CYA Certificate Graduate Certificate in Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults  Develop effective programs and outreach services for children and young adults in public libraries.  Create appropriate collections, both print and electronic, for children and young adults in public libraries  Collaborate with community agencies, such as schools, social services, health organizations, to provide needed instruction and support for children and young adults.  15 credit hours (42 with MLIS)  Available online  Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations
  • Library Tools and Resources • Library Users and Communities: Do you like to expand your strategy to improve your search results? Interested in designing library services to match user needs? Want to learn how search engines work? Then take the Library Services specialization! • This area focuses on advanced skills from how to describe a book so that users can find it to enhancing search strategies.. You will also learn how to design services for your users. •The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here’s what that looks like
  • Library Systems & Infrastructure • Specialization: Library Systems & Infrastructure • Students in this track are interested in all the high tech systems that make the library work. From digital publishing services like establishing an institutional repository, and digital collections platforms to discovery services that focus on e- resources, cataloging library materials, and managing the integrated library system online catalog. • What is Metadata?
  • SLMS Endorsement School Library Media Specialist Endorsement Requirements  Credentialing differs from state to state in the U.S.; Canadians meet different requirements.  Must possess Valid Michigan teaching certificate  Completion of the MLIS degree  Competency in all five areas required by our program for endorsement  Pass Michigan Test for Teacher Certification test in Library Media subject area (for certification)
  • Information Management Track This track seeks to provide students, librarians, and information professionals with the tools needed to use technology efficiently and effectively in gathering, storing, and disseminating information. Computers and productivity tools are helping knowledge workers in accessing information, generating insights, structuring results into a useful format, and producing knowledge simultaneously. The use of these productivity tools by knowledge workers requires that information professionals alter their perceived traditional professional role so that they can provide expanded services and support to these knowledge workers as well as to continue to perform their traditional professional responsibilities.
  • Information Analytics • The world is drowning in data yet information – useful information – remains in short supply. Students in this specialization learn how to work with databases and large data sets to uncover insights that drive decision-making. • Data analysis allows researchers to predict disease outbreaks • How Big Data Can Help Developing Nations • Sexiest job of the 21st Century? Data Analyst
  • User Experience • Do you want to work at the intersection of people and technology? Students in this specialization learn to understand today’s users of online communities and digital media and to design or improve online services for their organizations. Well-designed sites are enjoyed by their users – and they come back again and again. • Information Architects: The Secret librarians of the internet
  • Health & Scientific Data Mgmt • Health, science, and research have witnessed an explosion of data! To meet these unique data challenges, the newly-created Health and Scientific Data Management specialization prepares an information workforce with the needed skills to be successful in data-intensive environments. Graduates can explore opportunities as a data analyst, health informatician, data detective, or research data librarian. The valuable knowledge and skills you will gain from this specialization can contribute to and support health care, teaching, research, policy development, management, and scientific transformation. • National Institute of Health Public Access Policy
  • IM Certificate Graduate Certificate in Information Management  15 credit hours (42 with MLIS)  Offered completely online Bin Li, IM Professor
  • Archives & Digital Content • Respecting the past through contemporary practices • Basic Statement: This area of the School’s curriculum addresses how to provide access to, process, manage, and preserve hand-written manuscripts, old films, cassette tapes, and photographs as well as digital materials that are held in archives, libraries, historical societies and other information organizations. Through your coursework you will discover how to properly care for, handle, manage, and preserve cultural materials in their various formats. • Specializations: • Archives • Digital Content Management “On September 22, 2011, SLIS proudly celebrated 50 years of Archival Administration education at WSU with a visit from the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero.” SLIS News
  • Archives • Are you interested in history or preservation? Would you like to work with original material created by history makers? Become an archivist! There are about 6500 archivists in the United States that work to preserve and protect historical information for future generations. • The graduate certificate in Archival Administration includes courses which teach students basic archival theory, including the ethics of managing original and rare documentation. You will be prepared to understand the care and handling of historically-significant materials. You will learn the methods for creating access and preservation, as well as copyright and other legal concerns regarding traditional, visual, and electronic records. Other courses include records management, historical institution administration and opportunities to gain practical experience working in an archival organization. • What does an archivist do? (Pinterest)
  • Archival Certificate Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration  15 Credit hours  With MLIS, 42 credit hours total  Not offered online; on campus only  This certificate was established for both individuals entering the archival profession and for those with experience in the field.  Internship required ◦ Reuther Library ◦ Henry Ford Estate ◦ Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History ◦ Burton Historical Collection in Detroit Public Library “Archivists are the specialists who snatch objects from oblivion…. When the conversation turns to topics like chaos or history’s turning points, no one is in a hurry to go home.” NYT, 4/28/13
  • Joint MLIS/MA in History Joint MLIS and MA in History Degree Program  57 credit hours (total)  Students in this joint program will earn both the MLIS and MA in History degrees. Graduates of the program will subsequently increase their job market potential and be prepared to enter a new workforce able to appraise and describe historical records, create websites, and preserve electronic documents.  BA in History not required ◦ (18 Undergrad hours in history) Joseph Turrini, SLIS Faculty & Archives Coordinator
  • Digital Content Management • Are you fascinated with digital file formats? Enjoy the challenge of format changes from CDs to DVDs to thumb drives? Interested in how we will continue to open old digital files in the future? Want to learn more about creating digital collections and managing digital information? There is an increasing demand for this skill- set in the exploding world of Digital Content Management. • Not your Grandma’s library: A new generation of librarians evolve through IT
  • Digital Media Projects Lab The SLIS Digital Media Projects Lab consists of four workstations for students to learn hands on digitization of analog media. The lab allows for the digitization of audio, video, still-image analog formats. Software includes: Adobe CS6 Production Premium suite, ABBYY FineReader and SilverFast and a fair number of open source alternatives such as Audacity and GIMP. The lab has a dedicated network-attached storage device and dspace digital repository.
  • Online Option Applicants  We welcome applicants from anywhere in North America. ◦ Online MLIS students will be charged the same tuition and fee rates as in-state, on-campus students. There are no out of state tuition and fee rates. For current rates, please visit http://slis.wayne.edu/tuition.php. ◦ Or use the WSU tuition calculator: http://apps.reg.wayne.edu/tuition Coursework  All coursework for the online program will be conducted online and will include the same content as the regular MLIS program delivered by the Program’s full-time and adjunct faculty. Application Procedure  Follow the same process as the Traditional MLIS program application.  Note: When applying, please indicate the Online MLIS Program as your major on the application.
  • On-Campus Flexibility  On-campus students can take both on-campus and online courses ◦ If you’re unsure exactly which format you prefer your classes, choose on-campus and you have full flexibility. Availability  Be aware: Online has become the predominate class format. Even on-campus students now take many courses online. Can I Switch Later?  Yes—you can switch between the formal online and on-campus program once. Click for video of WSU campus
  • Tuition  Online MLIS students pay the same tuition & fee rates as in-state students: $643.15/credit hour: http://slis.wayne.edu/tuition.php.  WSU tuition calculator: http://apps.reg.wayne.edu/tuition
  • Admissions MLIS and Graduate Certificate applicants must satisfy the following criteria:  Possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a balance of study consisting of at least forty-five credits of course work in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  Have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or better or possess another degree beyond the bachelor’s degree. ◦ Or satisfy Alternative Admission requirements
  • Requirements  Meet the SLIS Technology Requirements. ◦ Computer Competencies ◦ Computer Requirements ◦ Internet and E-mail Guidelines  Attend MLIS Orientation. ◦ MLIS students must attend orientation prior to starting classes. Students who do not attend the on-campus orientation sessions must drop their classes. ◦ Winter 2014 Orientation: December 6, 2013 ◦ Spring Summer 2014 Orientation: April 25, 2014 ◦ Fall 2014 Orientation: August 22, 2014 ◦ Certificate-only students are not required to attend MLIS Orientation.
  • Technology Technology Requirements  These requirements are the same for all students– even those not in the online program. ◦ Traditional students will take a least one online course during their program.  To attend lectures, communicate with professors and peers and complete assignments, students will use online video conferencing, e-mail, chat rooms and other Web-based technologies. Students must meet all technology requirements listed at www.slis.wayne.edu/technology-requirements.php prior to beginning coursework.  Students interested in using some of these technologies before enrolling in SLIS may enroll in our Blackboard Basics course. ◦ This non-credit course shows prospective students how to get around in Blackboard, including how to electronically submit assignments, post to the discussion boards, send e-mail, and take a Blackboard quiz. Videos, text and interactive "Try It" exercises will familiarize students with how a potential online course may be structured. ◦ To take the course, please visit www.blackboard.wayne.edu. Login and password are both lispreview.
  • Technology Technology Requirements  These requirements are the same for all students– even those not in the online program. ◦ On-campus students will take a least one online course during their program (6080), and based on on-campus availability and their desired specialization, likely 1/3 to 1/2 of their courses online.  To attend lectures, communicate with professors and peers and complete assignments, students will use online video conferencing, e-mail, chat rooms and other Web-based technologies. Students must meet all technology requirements listed at www.slis.wayne.edu/technology-requirements.php prior to beginning coursework.  Students interested in using some of these technologies before enrolling in SLIS may enroll in our Blackboard Basics course. ◦ This non-credit course shows prospective students how to get around in Blackboard, including how to electronically submit assignments, post to the discussion boards, send e-mail, and take a Blackboard quiz. Videos, text and interactive "Try It" exercises will familiarize students with how a potential online course may be structured. ◦ To take the course, please visit www.blackboard.wayne.edu. Login and password are both lispreview.
  • Requirements ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION METHODS: Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.50 and 2.99 can satisfy this requirement by one of the alternative methods listed below. ◦ Submit evidence of post-baccalaureate graduate course work completed with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in a minimum of 12 graduate credits. ◦ Submit an official score report for either of the following standardized tests taken within the last five years.  Graduate Record Examination (GRE): official score report for the GRE taken within the last five years. ◦ For tests taken on or after August 1, 2011: A total score of 294 on the combined verbal and quantitative portions. The verbal portion must have a score of at least 153. ◦ For tests taken prior to August 1, 2011: A total score of 950 on the combined verbal and quantitative portions. The verbal portion must have a score of at least 500.  Miller Analogies Test (MAT): official score report for tests taken within the last five years must indicate a score of at least 410. **There are no conditional admissions**
  • Application Process How to Apply 1. Complete the Graduate Admission Application form and submit it to the Wayne State University Office of Graduate Admissions with the application fee. Apply online at www.gradapply.wayne.edu. 2. Compose and upload a personal statement reflecting relevant personal and academic background and experience. The statement should be a minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 500 words (1-2 pages). 3. Upload a current resume or curriculum vitae with your application. 4. Request official transcripts from each university you attended and have them sent directly to the WSU Office of Graduate Admissions, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48202. 5. $50 Application Fee Application Dates for Admission -- Recommended For Fall classes beginning early September by July 1 For Winter classes beginning early January by October 1 For Spring classes beginning early May by March 15
  • Application Process Have You Already Been Admitted to a Graduate Program at WSU? Change of Status – For Students Already Admitted to a WSU Graduate Program Students who have been previously admitted to Wayne State University at the graduate level are not required to submit an application form. The following change of status form should be completed and submitted directly to the School of Library and Information Science at 106 Kresge Library, Detroit, MI, 48202. Please be sure to include your personal statement and resume with this form.
  • Transfer Credits It is possible to transfer up to six credits from another institution toward the MLIS. Up to 9 credit hours of LIS classes taken at another ALA-accredited MLIS program may be approved for transfer credit. Transfer credits from another institution must be graduate level, must be approved by your faculty advisor and must have been taken within the past six years to be applicable to the degree. They also cannot have been used toward another degree. Hermina Anghelescu, SLIS Faculty Member
  • What’s Next?  Admission process: Typically takes 3-6 weeks.  Your WSU Access ID will be emailed to you after submitting your application. ◦ Allows you to check the status of your application in Pipeline.  You will receive an e-mail from Graduate Admissions when a decision has been made on your application.  A letter from the School of Library and Information Science will follow with information regarding your admission decision. ◦ If you are accepted to the program, this letter will contain information on orientation and your faculty advisor. ◦ Faculty contact information and areas of interest  All students are subscribed to the SLIS discussion list, SLISINF, prior to their first semester. ◦ Important announcements such as registration dates, practicum application periods, scholarship deadlines and job openings are posted to this list. ◦ Students must login to Campus Pipeline and activate their WSU email  You have one year (four semesters) to begin at WSU, but you will need to re-apply if you don’t register your first semester
  • Orientation All new students are required to attend the one day on-campus MLIS orientation. New students must complete MLIS orientation prior to starting classes. MLIS orientation provides important information to make your first weeks as a student in the School as productive and stress-free as possible and to help you establish valuable personal connections that will carry you through the School and beyond. Certificate-only students are not required to attend orientation. Orientation is held in the McGregor Conference Center, which was designed by famous architect Minoru Yamasaki and is on the National Registry of Historic Places
  • Orientation Dr. Holley at New Student Orientation Click to open video about SLIS and WSU. Team building workshop Lunch!
  • After Orientation Be prepared… SLIS Student groups usually organize a post- Orientation Mixer across the street at the Circa 1923.
  • Registration Students will take LIS 6010 and LIS 6080 as the first courses in their program. They are to be taken in this order: 1.LIS 6010 2.LIS 6080 These courses must be completed or in progress before other courses may be taken. Examples of student enrollment patterns: ◦ Students taking three courses in their first semester:  LIS 6010 and LIS 6080. AND  LIS 6120 or LIS 6210 or the first required course in a certificate program. Students in this situation should consult with their advisor about the third course.
  • Course Sequencing Strongly Recommended Consultation with an advisor can aid students in determining appropriate course sequencing. It is strongly recommended that the remainder of the core courses be completed as follows: ◦ LIS 6120 or LIS 6210 or the first required course in a certificate program should be taken early in a students’ program. ◦ LIS 6120, LIS6210 and LIS 7040 should be taken as part of the first 18 credit hours . ◦ LIS 7996 should be taken as part of the last 9 credit hours. General Guidelines The 6000-level courses are most suitable for new students. Course content and class assignments are more advanced for the 7000-level and 8000-level courses and build on the material taught in the 6000-level courses. If students have questions regarding course sequencing, they should consult with their advisors.
  • Advising Dian Walster, SLIS Faculty Robert Holley, SLIS Faculty
  • Practicum Students who have no or very little actual library experience should consider taking a practicum as one of their electives. For students in the Detroit metropolitan and surrounding areas, there are over 200 libraries, many of which provide opportunities for a supervised practicum which students may elect for credit. A planned on-site experience in a participating library under the direction of a professional librarian and the supervision of a member of the faculty can also be arranged for students living throughout the country. Practicums can be arranged for distance students. Students can arrange their own practicum sites with the approval of the SLIS practicum coordinator. The sites must meet the necessary criteria. Practicums are required for School Library Media and Archival Certificate students.
  • Student Groups Professional Organizations SOLIS (Student Organizations of Library and Information Science) Student Chapters@WSU:  American Library Association (ALA)  American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST)  Future Librarians for Inclusivity and Diversity (FLID)  National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA)  Special Libraries Association (SLA)  Society of American Archivists (SAA)  Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) Kim Schroeder, SLIS Career Advisor
  • Financial Aid Scholarships  More than 20 SLIS scholarships  Application  Graduate School  Application  Graduate Professional Scholarship  Full time tuition for Fall and Winter  Over 40% of applicants win  10 to 15 SLIS winners each year Financial Aid from WSU  Wayne State’s Financial Aid office  New Student Financial Aid Checklist  Enrollment Requirements Funding Outside of WSU  LIS professional associations  American Library Association  Diversity Scholarships Click to see slideshow of 2013 SLIS Awards Ceremony
  • Assistantships • There are ten (10) Graduate Student Assistantships in the University Library System: • Four (4) in the Undergraduate Library • Four (4) in the Purdy/Kresge Library (Grad Library) • Two (2) in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) GSAs work 20 hour per week as reference librarians or doing special projects. Assistantship positions provide a salary (approximately $15,000/year), tuition scholarship, and subsidized medical and dental insurance. The tuition scholarship provides payment for up to ten graduate credits for each of the fall and winter semesters and up to two graduate credits for the spring/summer semester appointment. The scholarships will pay for only graduate credits listed on a student’s Plan of Work. Students are not permitted to complete more credits than is required for the degree. Each position includes tuition, salary, medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Project IDOL  Project Increasing Diversity of Librarians (IDOL) is accepting applications for Fall 2014 from February 1 – June 1. Project IDOL Fellows will receive full tuition for their MLIS degree, to be completed within 2 years, as well as the advisory support of individual mentors, and additional funds for books, conference travel and a personal computer.  Applicants must be admitted MLIS students  Further Project IDOL application Requirements: ◦ 3 letters of recommendation (these can be uploaded as Additional Documents to the WSU application or sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.) ◦ Project IDOL Application essay which articulates why you should be chosen for this degree, what underserved group you represent and what unique contribution you could make to the LIS profession. The statement should be a minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 500 words (1-2 pages). ◦ Final virtual interview the week of June 23 – June 27.
  • Placement & Salary Information Average Starting Salary For a WSU Graduate (2012) According to Library Journal, Oct. 17, 2013 Salary Range (2012) $39,312 $17,500-$80,000 According to Library Journal Placement and Salary Survey 2013, Oct. 17, 2013
  • Career Planning  Individual Advising appointments with SLIS Career Advisor/Adjunct Faculty member, Kim Schroeder  Annual Job/Career Fair  Ongoing Workshops (online and on-campus)  Interviewing Skills  The key to a successful interview is to understand what you have to offer and to effectively communicate your skills and achievements to potential employers.  Resume Tips  Make your resume shine  How to Market Yourself  How do you make yourself stand out in a crowded LIS job market? Examples are given to help you find your “brand.”  How to Land a Library Job
  • Career Opportunities Technology Knowledge Manager Health Sciences Librarian Collection Development Librarian Director of Library Services Archivist Young Adult Information Services Librarian Manager, Consultative Services and Support Digital Services Librarian Knowledge and Document Control Manager Public Services Librarian System Coordinator Information Technology Manager First Year Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian Media Specialist Electronic Knowledge Base Manager Children's Information Services Librarian Cataloger Research Librarian: Humanities Assistant Director Coordinator of Reference, Outreach and Instruction Librarian-Copyright and Scholarly Communications Business Research Associate Library Systems Coordinator Access Archivist Director, Learning Resources Director of Library Preservation Genealogy Librarian Web Services Librarian Content Management Analyst Middle/Upper School Librarian Metadata Specialist Digital Collections Specialist Business Reference Librarian Digital Collections Curator Library Media Specialist Assistant Law Librarian *Compiled from one month’s of LISJOBS job postings
  • Questions? If you have any questions about SLIS, please contact: Matt Fredericks at mfredericks@wayne.edu or 313- 577-2446 (toll free at 1-877-263- 2665) Thank you!