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Branded info sess november 6 2012

  1. 1. Innovations in Library Science.
  2. 2. • Give you an overview of librarianship today• Tell you about Dominican University• What is distinctive about GSLIS?• Programs and degree requirements• Application process and financial aid options• Questions and answers
  3. 3. Librarians are expert in• Location, evaluation, selection, acquisition;• Organization, storage and retrieval, preservation;• Creation and disseminationof all types of information (print, digital,audiovisual, and more)
  4. 4. • Youth services librarian• Reference librarian• Archivist, digital archivist• School library media specialist• Instructional services librarian• Knowledge manager• Many more roles!
  5. 5. • Academic/college• Public• Schools (K-12)• Special/corporate• Archives• Museums & other cultural institutions
  6. 6. • We are guided by relevant professional standards and core competencies
  7. 7. • A master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library and information science program prepares and qualifies you for a professional career in LIS.• Visit
  8. 8. ALA has established standards in:• Mission, goals, and objectives• Curriculum• Faculty• Students• Administration and Financial support• Physical resources and facilities
  9. 9. “As a Sinsinawa Dominican-sponsoredinstitution, Dominican University preparesstudents to pursue truth, to givecompassionate service and to participate inthe creation of a more just and humaneworld.”
  10. 10. “The premier, service-oriented education atGSLIS takes place within the context of theuniversity’s commitment to values-centeredstudent development and our commitment torelevant professional standards, emergingtechnologies, and cultural inclusivity.”
  11. 11. • The only ALA-accredited MLIS in northern IL• Exceptional faculty with practical experience• Small class sizes; personalized experience• Wide variety of courses and pathways• Flexible options: evenings, weekends, online, UCLC, downtown, Main Campus• Proximity to Chicago institutions• Supportive alumnae/i network
  12. 12. • Teaching• Student advising• Scholarship and professional development• Service to the university community
  13. 13. • Four required courses (12 hours) − LIS 701 Intro. to Library & Information Science − LIS 703 Organization of Knowledge − LIS 704 Reference & Online Services − LIS 770 Management of Libraries and Information Centers OR LIS 773 School Libraries• Eight elective courses (24 hours) − More than 80 to choose from
  14. 14. • Completion of degree in 6 years• 3.0 minimum grade point average on 4.0 scale• Technology competency expectations met• Successful completion of an e-portfolio• A thesis is NOT required
  15. 15. • Beginning in Fall 2012, you may earn an MLIS in two years at the University Center of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois.• Beginning in Fall 2012, you may earn an MLIS in two years on the weekends, taking classes mostly on the Main Campus but also online, downtown, and at UCLC.• We do not offer a separate, online-only MLIS; however, many courses are offered online or in a hybrid format.
  16. 16. 5 courses; may be earned as part of theMLIS, or to returning students with an ALA-accredited MLIS:• Archival & Cultural Heritage Resources/Services• Informatics• Knowledge Management (4 courses; may be earned post-baccalaureate)• Youth Services• Certificate of Special Study (post-MLIS)
  17. 17. • Master of Business Administration, Brennan School of Business at Dominican• Master of Social Work, School of Social Work at Dominican• Master of Music in Music History, Northwestern University• Master of Arts in Public History, Loyola University Chicago• Master of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary
  18. 18. • A second professional degree for holders of ALA-accredited MLIS or related information degrees, certified school librarians, archivists, etc.• 10 courses (30 hours)• Certificates (up to 2) may count toward the MPS• A thesis is NOT required
  19. 19. • Completion of degree in 3 years (option to extend)• Cohort model; all classes on weekends• Allows professionals to complete the degree without career interruption• Six required courses (18 hours)• Six elective courses (18 hours)• Dissertation
  20. 20. Don W. Hamerly, Assistant ProfessorDirector, School Library Media ProgramAcademic areas of interest:• School media centers/libraries• Role of the SLMS• New literacies• Strategic planning• Marketing, lobbying
  21. 21. • Nine required courses (27 hours) − LIS 701 Intro. to Library & Information Science − LIS 703 Organization of Knowledge − LIS 704 Reference and Online Services − LIS 716 Leadership and Strategic Communication − LIS 721 Library Materials for Children − LIS 722 Library Materials for Young Adults − LIS 724 Media Services and Production − LIS 773 School Libraries − LIS 725 Curriculum and School Libraries• Three elective courses (9 hours)
  22. 22. Additional Requirements − LIS 728 Clinical Experience I−Student Teaching OR LIS 729 Clinical Experience−Internship − Education competencies − Illinois certification/licensure tests − Attend an in-person advising session
  23. 23. • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution• Official transcripts from all schools attended in sealed envelopes• For GPA below 3.0, submit GRE or MAT scores• Two letters of recommendation• Personal essay• $50 application fee• International students please contact us regarding requirements
  24. 24. • Spring 2013 registration begins: November ?? (classes start January 10)• Summer 2013 application deadline: March 1, 2013 (classes start May 6)• Fall 2013 application deadline: June 1, 2013 (classes start late August)
  25. 25. • GSLIS Scholarships − Must file FAFSA & GRE or MAT scores• Professional Associations: − American Library Association (ALA); Special Library Association (SLA); Medical Library Association (MLA); American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) − 100% matching funds for ALA Spectrum Scholars (apply online for 2013 funds between 10/12 and 3/1/13)• Library Technical Assistant (LTA) scholarships: − 50% tuition scholarship on the four core courses
  26. 26. • Federal loans (must be registered for at least 2 courses) code = 001750• Customized combination of sources for individual needs• Contact: Dominican University Financial Aid Office (Lewis Hall, Room 12),
  27. 27. • Off-campus: − Dominican Univ. Career Development Office − ISCPA (Illinois Small College Placement Association) − GSLIS job board & binder• On campus: − Faculty assistants − GSLIS office assistants
  28. 28. ••• Attend an upcoming event:• “Like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter; join the GSLIS LinkedIn group