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  • 1. Master of Science Library and Information Science Program Overview Dr. Scott Nicholson, MLIS MSLIS Program Director
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introductions
    • Layout of Program
    • General announcements
    • Advisor letters
    • Group/Individual advising
  • 3. Advising and Advisor Letters
    • Letters with name of Faculty Advisor
    • Difference between Graduate Academic Counselor and Faculty Advisors:
      • Requirements, policies, enrollment, financial aid, graduation -> Graduate Academic Advisor
      • Elective selection, Instructor selection, Profession questions -> Faculty Advisor
  • 4. Review of MSLIS Program - Core
    • Introductory Courses
      • IST 511 Introduction to the Library and Information Profession
      • IST 601 Information and Information Environments
    • Information Resources Courses
      • IST 605 Reference and Information Literacy Services (Fall)
      • IST 613 Library Planning, Marketing, and Assessment (Spring)
      • IST 616 Information Resources: Organization and Access
    • Management and Policy Courses
      • IST 614 Management Principles for Information Professionals
      • IST 618 Survey of Telecommunications and Information Policy
  • 5. Structure of Program - Other
    • Exit Requirement (3 Credits)
      • Internship
    • Electives (14 Credits)
      • From any graduate IST course
      • WISE program
      • Summer Institute
  • 6. CAS in Digital Libraries
    • 18 Credit Certificate in Advanced Studies
    • Can be done during or after MSLIS
    • 9 Credit Core
      • IST 676 Digital Libraries
      • IST 677 Creating, Managing, and Preserving Digital Assets
      • IST 759 Planning and Designing Digital Libraries Services
    • 9 Credits of Electives
      • Many library courses and other IST offerings
  • 7. Simultaneous Degrees
    • MSLIS courses
      • 19 credits of requirements
      • 3 credit exit requirement
      • 14 credits of electives
    • CAS DL courses (all count for MSLIS electives)
      • 9 credits of DL core
      • 9 credits of DL electives
      • All of these count toward MSLIS electives
    • Both degrees for 4 extra credits
      • All MSLIS electives must count for DL
  • 8. Summer Institute
    • Summer-long online courses
      • 1 or 2 month
    • Intensive courses in Syracuse
      • 2 weeks + 5 days + 2 weeks = 3 credits
      • May have before and after requirements
      • Don’t do many!
  • 9. Upcoming Semester
    • Take 601 This Weekend!
    • If you plan to take only 1 course in the fall, take:
      • IST 511 Reference and Information Literacy Services
    • If you take 2 or more courses , add:
      • IST 605 Reference and Information Literacy Services
  • 10. Upcoming Semester
    • If you take 3 courses, take:
      • IST 511 Introduction to the Library and Information Profession
      • IST 605: Information Resources, Users and Services
      • Consider another Core class, such as IST 616, 614, or 618 (or 676 if CAS-DL)
  • 11. Upcoming Semester
    • If you plan to take only 1 course in the fall, take:
      • IST 605 Reference and Information Literacy Services ,
    • If you take 2 or more courses , take:
      • IST 605 Reference and Information Literacy Services
      • IST 616, 614, or 618 (676 if DL)
        • Take 613 in the Spring
  • 12. Upcoming Semester
    • If you take 3 courses, take:
      • IST 511 Introduction to the Library and Information Profession, M001 Nicholson (W 6-8:50) , and
      • IST 605: Information Resources, Users and Services, M001 Lavender (Online)
      • Consider another Core class, such as IST 613, 616, 614, or 618 (or 676 if CAS-DL)
  • 13. Planning Ahead
    • (Core) IST 614, Management Principles
    • (Core) IST 618, Survey of Telecommunications and Information Policy
    • Not recommended that you take these together.
  • 14. Planning Ahead
    • 616 – Information Resources: Organization and Access
    • Is to be taken before
    • 604 – Cataloging of Information Resources
  • 15. General Elective Tips
    • Many electives are only offered every other year. (ask your faculty advisor)
    • If you are planning to work toward the DL certificate, be sure all your LIS electives count toward the CAS-DL.
  • 16. WISE
    • Distance electives from other universities
      • Not first semester
    • Listed on the course schedule
    • May require travel!
  • 17. Internship
    • Fulfills exit requirement
      • Independent study may be used if student has library experience, but..
    • Think about immediately, but don’t act until you are halfway done.
      • Guest speakers
      • Conferences
      • Wherever you’d like to get a job!
  • 18. Advising Guide
    • Available on the MSLIS Wiki
    • http://istwikis.syr.edu/mslis
    • Other things on the Wiki:
      • Q&A for students
      • Faculty meeting minutes
      • MSLIS policies
  • 19. Questions or Breakout Session