+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 22
  1. #1
    Marie_23 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    22

    Smile Library and Information Science degree Online

    I'm looking for a accredited program in M.L.I.S. a Library and Information Science degree. But, I need one that does not require the GRE and GMAT for admission. Right, now I'm enrolled in a Masters program that I no longer like and wish to switch majors. I'm wondering if there is a M.L.I.S. program that will waive the GRE and GMAT in lieu of me having completed a year of work at the masters level.

  2. #2
    Kizmet is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    8,090
    If you're looking for a Library Science degree you should be certain to get one from a school that is ALA accredited. I've been told it's virtually required for employment in any library.

    http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcare...rams/index.cfm

  3. #3
    emmzee is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Posts
    902
    Was this thread insufficient somehow? :|

    Help

    Kizmet's comment does confirm the necessity for ALA tho ...
    In progress: MA, Wycliffe College, U of Toronto
    MTS, Tyndale University College & Seminary
    BA, University of Guelph
    Certs: Online Instruction (CMich), Apologetics (BIOLA), CompTIA A+

  4. #4
    SteveFoerster is offline Resident Gadfly
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northern Virginia & Dominica, West Indies
    Posts
    7,462
    Quote Originally Posted by Marie_23 View Post
    But, I need one that does not require the GRE and GMAT for admission.
    Why?

    -=Steve=-
    BS, Info Sys concentration, Charter Oak State College
    MA in Educational Tech, George Washington University
    PhD in Leadership, U. of the Cumberlands (in progress)
    More at http://stevefoerster.com

  5. #5
    bazonkers is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    822
    This is a dupe thread. Please see this thread:

    Help
    MA History (Public), AMU - In Progress
    Graduate Certificate, American History, AMU
    BS Business, Excelsior College
    AA Letters, Arts and Sciences, Penn State

  6. #6
    airtorn is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,784
    ALA is a must.

    Also, you might want to look at this thread: Help.

  7. #7
    scaredrain is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    280
    Quote Originally Posted by Marie_23 View Post
    I'm looking for a accredited program in M.L.I.S. a Library and Information Science degree. But, I need one that does not require the GRE and GMAT for admission. Right, now I'm enrolled in a Masters program that I no longer like and wish to switch majors. I'm wondering if there is a M.L.I.S. program that will waive the GRE and GMAT in lieu of me having completed a year of work at the masters level.
    Drexel has a MLS that will allow standardized tests to be waived:
    http://www.drexel.com/online-degrees...dmissions.aspx

    Here is the link to ALA's list of accredited MLS programs:
    http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcare...tory/index.cfm
    Ed.D (Capella University)
    M.S. (Cameron University)
    M.ED. (Grand Canyon University)
    Director of Online Faculty Training and Management & Online Adjunct

  8. Advertisement

  9. #8
    TonyM is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    378

    Are librarians becoming obsolete?

    Since we're on the topic of MLS programs, I'm wondering if the library field is alive and well or on its way out? The Dept. of Labor and the ALA both say that the future looks good, but my intuition tells me that as databases get better and users become more skilled they will not need librarians much. I know that when I started my undergraduate degree way back when, people stood in line to get to the librarian on duty. At one time it was real work to gather enough sources for the average undergraduate paper. These days, my simple pdf reader's search function makes short work of 100s of journal articles. JSTOR and EBSCOhost alone return many hits on even the most esoteric topic. I'd like to think it's like the proponents say, and librarians will be more important with more information. I've thought of becoming a college librarian, but have worried about the longterm status of the field. Does anyone have an opinion?
    AS and BS, Excelsior College, 2001-2002
    Master of Criminal Justice, Tiffin University, 2003

  10. #9
    bazonkers is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    822
    I think like most careers, it's going to be a struggle. Library schools crank out way more librarians than there are jobs. That said, there will be a need for librarians that have these new technical skills that older librarians that were hired years ago don't have. If you don't leave library school understanding databases, online searching, etc. you are at a huge disadvantage. There will always be a need for librarians but it's not a great career field to pursue if you want a guaranteed job for many years. In fact, I can't think of many jobs that offer guaranteed long term stability anymore except maybe a plumber or electrician. :(

    In addition, having only library skills is also a disadvantage. If you leave library school with an additional subject masters or have lots of real work industry experience, especially in the tech industry, you might have a better advantage when searching for work.
    Last edited by bazonkers; 02-25-2010 at 10:58 PM.
    MA History (Public), AMU - In Progress
    Graduate Certificate, American History, AMU
    BS Business, Excelsior College
    AA Letters, Arts and Sciences, Penn State

  11. #10
    Kizmet is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    8,090
    As I understand it, there are a lot of corporations employing librarians as "knowledge managers." These companies have huge archives of data that employees need to access. A related course of study might this sort of program; a Masters degree in Data Mining .

    http://web.ccsu.edu/datamining/master.html

  12. #11
    bazonkers is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    822
    Do you need an ALA degree to operate a "biblioburro"?

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/02/25...ex.html?hpt=C1

    "Soriano, 38, is a primary school teacher who spends his free time operating a "biblioburro," a mobile library on donkeys that offers reading education for hundreds of children living in what he describes as "abandoned regions" in the Colombian state of Magdalena."
    MA History (Public), AMU - In Progress
    Graduate Certificate, American History, AMU
    BS Business, Excelsior College
    AA Letters, Arts and Sciences, Penn State

  13. #12
    Kizmet is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    8,090
    I don't know that the ALA extends it's accreditation into South America. ;)

  14. #13
    japhy4529 is offline House Bassist
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,703
    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    As I understand it, there are a lot of corporations employing librarians as "knowledge managers." These companies have huge archives of data that employees need to access. A related course of study might this sort of program; a Masters degree in Data Mining .

    http://web.ccsu.edu/datamining/master.html

    With respect to Knowledge Managment, the following offering from Kent State might also be of interest: http://iakm.kent.edu/programs/online-options/

    In addition to the MS in KM, Kent State also offers a combined MS in KM and MLIS (this information is provided in the above link).
    Tom
    B.S., Behavioral Science - Bellevue University 2010
    A.S., Liberal Studies - Excelsior College 2009

  15. #14
    emmzee is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Posts
    902
    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    As I understand it, there are a lot of corporations employing librarians as "knowledge managers." These companies have huge archives of data that employees need to access. A related course of study might this sort of program; a Masters degree in Data Mining .

    http://web.ccsu.edu/datamining/master.html
    CCSU also offers a grad certificate in data mining (see the same link above) ... 5 courses and less stats/math intensive than the MSc, it seems like that would be a great compliment to a library science degree, especially if a person's degree didn't have much of a tech focus.
    In progress: MA, Wycliffe College, U of Toronto
    MTS, Tyndale University College & Seminary
    BA, University of Guelph
    Certs: Online Instruction (CMich), Apologetics (BIOLA), CompTIA A+

  16. Advertisement

  17. #15
    bazonkers is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    822
    Just remember that the ALA Library Science degree is the "union card" to get a job as a librarian in a library, regardless of whatever other degrees or experience you might have.
    MA History (Public), AMU - In Progress
    Graduate Certificate, American History, AMU
    BS Business, Excelsior College
    AA Letters, Arts and Sciences, Penn State

  18. #16
    Marie_23 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    22
    Sorry...to everybody who responded to this thread...lol
    Yesterday, when I post the original one I accidentally hit this one twice I think...

    Does anybody know how to delete this thread?

    Once again sorry...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15