Knowledge River Handout Aug 14 09


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Knowledge River Handout Aug 14 09

  1. 1. Knowledge River seeks individuals who clearly demonstrate their knowledge of, experience with, and sensitivity to Native American or Hispanic populations AND who want to be library and information professionals. Earn your Master’s degree and receive financial and academic support while preparing to stand at the front lines of information services for these underserved populations. Knowledge River is a Tucson-based perspectives. educational experience within the School of Information Resources and KR Scholars receive Library Science (SIRLS) that fosters an • A financial aid package, including a understanding of library information graduate assistantship issues from the perspectives of Hispanic • Opportunities for academic support and Native Americans and advocates • Specialized advising for culturally sensitive library and • Professional development information services to these opportunities communities. • Peer support from fellow students Eligibility Requirements KR graduates can help members of their • Knowledge, experience and sensitivity community use information and to the language and culture of at least technology to improve their lives. They one Hispanic or Native American can bring valuable cultural perspectives group and diversity to settings outside Native • Must be accepted for admission into American and Hispanic communities. the SIRLS graduate program • Must be able to relocate to Tucson The program offers students the opportunity to develop distinct areas of expertise as librarians or information specialists, based on sound professional education, enhanced by Hispanic and Native American cultural awareness. As KR Scholars progress in their SIRLS program, they have opportunities to take additional coursework from cultural UA School of Information Resources and Library Science 1515 E. First Street, Tucson, AZ 85719 520-621-3958  Fax 520-621-3279 Sandy Littletree, Knowledge River Program Manager  520-621-5220 
  2. 2. Frequently Asked Questions BS and then apply to our Master's program. Do I have to live in Tucson to be a Knowledge River Scholar? Each year, Knowledge River selects a cohort of students to be The program is a Tucson-based, full- Knowledge River Scholars. time graduate experience. Students usually take 9 credit hours and work 20 Knowledge River Scholars must be hours a week as a graduate assistant in accepted for admission into the a Tucson area library or information SIRLS graduate program by environment. submitting all application materials no later than February 1st. Can I be a part-time student as a Knowledge River Scholar? Graduate College and SIRLS Admissions Deadlines: Knowledge River is not a part-time degree program and in most Knowledge River scholars must start circumstances cannot be pursued in their programs in the Fall Semester; conjunction with a full-time job external they therefore must take our to the program. introductory course, IRLS 504 The Foundations of Library and Can the Knowledge River Program be Information Services, in the Summer completed online? Session just prior to fall. Completed applications for both admissions and The SIRLS program can be taken online financial aid, including Knowledge but the Knowledge River program has River, must be submitted to SIRLS always been residential and the funding and to the Graduate College by depends on being here in Tucson. February 1st. There are a few courses that are not Knowledge River receives substantial available virtually, such as preservation support from IMLS, the Institute for and the introduction to archives class. Museum and Library Services. These classes are face-to-face and only The program receives support from offered in the summer. numerous partners including the University of Arizona Libraries; the Can you have any BA or BS and then Arizona Health Sciences Library; the go directly into the Master's program Pima County Public Library; and the for Library Science? Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Record Yes, an individual can have any BA or