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ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education
- Focus on research, teaching, and service for library and information science education.
Accredited Master's Programs 1925 - Present
- A comprehensive list of all master's programs in library and information studies formerly or currently accredited by the American Library Association. This includes in the listing defunct library schools.
Choosing a Library School
- Online pathfinder from the Internet Public Library designed for people who are seeking a graduate degree in library and information science. Both Web and print sources are included.
Education Schools and Library Schools: A Comparison of Their Perceptions by Academia.
- The library profession has long been concerned by the lack of esteem that higher education has regarded library education. Librarians are not alone in being taken lightly by the academy. Teacher educators also have had to struggle with the low opinions of their fellow faculty on campus. This site examines many of the issues that impact both of these types of schools on campus.
Education for Careers in Library and Information Studies
- Explanation of the American Library Association's position on the education of new librarians.
Graduate Rankings - Library Science
- By US News and World Reports, a listing of the 'top' twenty graduate schools of library science in the U.S. Includes methodology.
Guidelines for Choosing a Master's Program in Library & Information Studies
- American Library Association guide for students who are considering attending library school. Describes how to gather information on programs and lists which library schools have distance education options.
Health Sciences Librarianship Courses in ALA-Accredited School Programs
- The Medical Library Association lists the health science library courses taught by library schools in both the United States and Canada.
IPL Invitation to the Library School Community
- The Internet Public Library is looking for library school students to help answer e-mail questions that come from the Ask-A-Question feature of the IPL.
LIS Schools on the Net
- This list is maintained as a public service to the LIS community by Elizabeth Lane Lawley, director of ITCS. Provides links to library schools around the world.
Library School Lunacy
- Site critical of library education that argues for the elimination of degree programs in library and information science and replacing them with field experience. Argues that library science is a "Mickey Mouse" academic discipline unnecessary for the training of librarians.
Library Schools That Offer Joint MLS/JD Degrees
- American Association of Law Libraries listing of the dual library/law programs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Lists the number of law librarianship courses taught by each library school.
Library Schools in the United States and Canada
- Lists library schools in Canada and the United States. Includes a clickable map that allows the user to select a state or province and see a listing of schools.
Library Schools, Universities and Departments
- Comprehensive webguide to Library Schools and LIS studies worldwide, maintained by the Royal School of Library and Information Science Library, Copenhagen, Denmark. Unannotated, sorted geographically.
Office of Accreditation of the American Library Association
- The purpose of the ALA Office for Accreditation is to provide leadership in the development of standards for accreditation and to develop and maintain procedures for the implementation of the ALA accreditation function. Lists resources for those interested in the accreditation process of library schools in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
The Modern M.L.S. Degree
- Article from US News and World Reports that describes how the MLS has changed to focus on technology. Reports on how many library school are turning out more webmasters than librarians.
Web Resources for Library School Students
- Slightly sarcastic but still useful site listing resources for library school students.
World List of Departments and Schools of Information Studies, Information Management, Information Systems
- A world directory of educational sites in the fields of information management, information systems and librarianship.
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