SLIS in 2012

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SLIS in 2012

  1. 1. Southern MissSchool of Library & InformationScience in 2012 Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D. teresa.welsh@usm.edu
  2. 2. The University of Southern Mississippi  Accredited by SACS  Carnegie Doctoral/Research- Extensive Institution  Carnegie Community Engagement Classification  Ranked as one of nation’s most environmentally responsible universities (Princeton Review, 2010)  Ranked in top 20 most popular national universities (U.S. News and World Report, 2011)08/27/12 2
  3. 3. Some History of LIS @ USM Library science courses first offered in1926 First M.S. in library science awarded in 1965 First M.L.S. degree in 1977 Re-named School of Library & Information Science in 1993 - degree became M.L.I.S. Currently 175 students in M.L.I.S. program Cook Library, 1940’s, USM McCain Archive08/27/12 3
  4. 4. SLIS Mission, Vision Mission:  to prepare qualified individuals for professional roles in libraries and other information environments with appropriate knowledge and skills to serve the information needs of their communities. Vision:  Excellent teaching  Innovative research  Distinguished service.08/27/12 4
  5. 5. SLIS MLIS Program  Accredited by American Library Association since 1980; only ALA-accredited program in Mississippi  Accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)  Assigned LIS leadership status by Board of Trustees of State Institution of Higher Learning  Rated as top-tier program (level 5) by University Priorities Committee (UPC)  IMLS Minorities Scholarship Grant $400,000+ funds 10 students (PI Dr. Yu)08/27/12 5
  6. 6. SLIS – de Grummond Collaboration  SLIS & de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, an internationally-recognized collection of primary- source materials related to children’s literature  Co-sponsors Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, http://www.usm.edu/bookfest/ April 11-13. Karen Rowell, Coordinator08/27/12 6
  7. 7. British Studies: LIS 580/587  St. Paul’s Cathedral Library  Barbican Library  Museum of London  British Museum & Archive  British Library  Greenwich Caird Library  London Library  Stratford-upon-Avon  National Art Library @ V&A  Oxford, Bodleian Library  Central Library, Edinburgh  National Archives, Scotland  Dunfermline Carnegie Library08/27/12 7
  8. 8. SLIS Online  1993 – IVN classes in Hattiesburg, Long Beach  1995 – 1st computer-enhanced hybrid course  2002 – M.L.I.S. degree all online with Blackboard, online text chat  2007 – Web CT with WIMBA for interactive audio classes  2012 – Blackboard 9.1, Collaborate Live, Web 2.0 blogs, social media.08/27/12 8
  9. 9. http://www.usm.edu/slis/08/27/12 9
  10. 10. ALA Accreditation in 2012 Accreditation report submitted in Spring 2012  Chapter I. Mission, Goals, Objectives  Chapter II. Curriculum  Chapter III. Faculty  Chapter IV. Students  Chapter V. Administration and Financial Support  Chapter VI. Physical Resources and Facilities ALA Core Competencies in Librarianship Re-accredited by ALA Committee on Accreditation (COA) in June 2012 for maximum 7 years.08/27/12 10
  11. 11. What’s new at SLIS?  Technical elective requirement, Spring ’12  LIS 516: Media Utilization  LIS 557: Computer Applications in Libraries  LIS 558: Internet Resources and Applications  New courses:  LIS 500: 1-hr. LIS Orientation course  LIS 519: Programs and Services for Youth  LIS 590: Library Instruction  Grad. Certificate in Archives & Special Collections08/27/12 11
  12. 12. Who’s who at SLIS? Emeritus Faculty  Dr. Antonio Rodriguez-Buckingham donated collection of rare books to Cook Library  Dr. Joy Greiner, working on history of SLIS New Faculty  Dr. Brenton Stewart, Assistant Professor  Dr. Stacy Creel, Assistant Professor  Dr. Yan Wu, Visiting Assistant Professor  Mr. Edmand Pace, Visiting Instructor08/27/12 12
  13. 13. What is new at SLIS?  New Web site:  More scholarship information  Elective course recommendations for specialized tracks  New refereed e-journal  SLIS Connecting: http://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/  Recent student publications:  http://ocean.otr.usm.edu/~w146169/mentorpubs.htm  Future:  Graduate Certificate in Youth Services08/27/12 13
  14. 14. SLIS needs you! Our graduates are our product; SLIS grads are:  Accomplished professionals  Great mentors  Great recruiters. Please keep in touch:  SLIS news ListServ: https://mailman.usm.edu/mailman/listinfo/lisnews  Connect with me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/drtwelsh), LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/teresawelsh)  Send me an email about awards, honors, new job or promotion, professional publications, presentations, projects08/27/12 14
  15. 15. Recommended Resources  ALA Core Competencies, http:// www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/careers/corecomp/corecompet  ALA Process, Policies, Procedures http:// www.ala.org/ala/accreditedprograms/standards/AP3Secon dEdition_revised1-09-11.pdf  Norton, M.J., “The University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science Distance Education History and Programs,” in Barron, Daniel D., ed., Benchmarks in Distance Education: The LIS Experience. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.08/27/12 15

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