Hi. I have finally figured it out (and don't know what took so long). I want to work on a career in library and information science. I have always loved working in libraries as a peon; I enjoy spending my free time in libraries. Yes, I am a nerd with glasses and my hair up. I am looking at the various online ALA accredited MLS./MSLS/MSLIS programs. I know ALA accreditation is important. If you have had any personal experience with any of the programs, I would be interested to hear your opinion. I am most interested in any information anyone has on the utility of a MLS degree. My goal is to work as a librarian, preferably in the university setting, though one cannot always get exactly what one wants. I know the career field is not a hot one as far as job growth. I hear the skills obtained in an MLS program can be creatively applied to other job situations. Any insights into the career field beyond what I can read at the BLS or ALA websites would be much appreciated. Thanks!