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Information on Graduate Programs
List of ALA-Accredited Graduate Programs
The vast majority of opportunities for information professionals are only open to those who hold a Master's degree from ALA-accredited schools. Check out those institutions here.
US News Best Library and Information Studies Ranked Programs
See which programs are ranked and determine if they meet your needs as a student.
ALA Core Competencies
This document defines the basic knowledge to be possessed by all persons graduating
from an ALA-accredited master’s program in library and information studies.
Become an Information Professional
ALA's Become a Librarian Guide
Great resource for those looking into the field for the first time.
MLIS SKILLS AT WORK: A Snapshot of Job Postings Spring 2018
Discusses the trends in 2018 regarding postings for those who hold an MLIS/MIS/MLS degree.
Department of Labor Occupational Outlook: LIBRARIANS
Look at potential growth in the field, income potentials, and job descriptions.
What will information sciences jobs look like in 2030?
A government report puts librarians at an increased need by 2030, projecting that librarians, information professionals, curators, and archivists will experience incredibly increased demand (#9 out of 700+ fields).
Librarians Everywhere: A look at job placement in 2017
83% of new graduates found library jobs and 20% of those work in non-library environments. Read more about 2017 hiring trends.
45 Non-Librarian Jobs for MLIS grads
Explore other areas where an MLIS is valuable.
Specific Fields of Information Science
Become an Archivist
Learn more about archival and preservation related careers.
Become a medical or health sciences librarian
See what a career in medical information sciences looks like.
Become a law librarian
Things you need to accomplish to become a law librarian.
Become a special librarian
Special librarians work in specialized fields, often corporate fields, such as news, business, health sciences, etc. These individuals often do not have the title librarian.
Become a music librarian
Enjoy music and information? See what becoming a music librarian entails.
Become an academic librarian (College librarian)
Learn about how to move into the field of academic librarianship.
Become a Children's/Youth/School Librarian
See if working with children or youth in library settings is a job you'd like.
Become an indexer
Learn about the field of indexing and see how your MLIS skills could help you in this field.
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R. Jack Fishman Library
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Room 225 in Information Center
Sevier Campus, Tuesdays
Nov 13, 2018 1:17 PM
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