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Library and Information Science

School of Library and Information Science
Bloomington

Interim Dean
Professor Debora Shaw

Departmental E-mail
slis@indiana.edu

Departmental URL
www.slis.indiana.edu

Graduate Faculty
Degrees Offered
Special School Requirements
Dual M.A. in African American and African Diaspora Studies/M.L.S.
Dual M.A. in English/M.L.S.
Dual M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies/M.L.S.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
Courses
Cross-Listed Courses

Graduate Faculty

(An asterisk [*] denotes associate membership in University Graduate School faculty.)

Distinguished Professors
David Kaser (Emeritus), Herbert White (Emeritus)

Professors
Daniel Callison, Blaise Cronin, Stephen Harter (Emeritus), Susan Herring, Marilyn Irwin*, Debora Shaw

Associate Professors
Josefa Abrera (Emerita), Howard Rosenbaum, Shirley Fitzgibbons (Emerita), Elin Jacob, Javed Mostafa, Marcy Murphy (Emerita), Thomas Nisonger, John C. Paolillo, Verna Pungitore, Alice Robbin, Judith Serebnick (Emerita), George Whitbeck (Emeritus)

Assistant Professors
Katy Borner*, Noriko Hara*, Kiduk Yang*

Adjunct Professor
Michael McRobbie

Senior Fellows
Charles H. Davis, Jean Umiker-Sebeok*

Visiting Scholar
Elisabeth Davenport*

Graduate Advisor
Director of Doctoral Program Javed Mostafa, LI 011, (812) 855-2018

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Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, and, jointly with other academic programs, Master of Library Science and Doctor of Jurisprudence; Master of Information Science and master's degrees in folklore and ethnomusicology, public affairs, and Russian and East European studies; Master of Library Science and master's degree in African American and African Diaspora Studies, art history, comparative literature, folklore and ethnomusicology, history, history and philosophy of science, journalism, Latin American and Caribbean studies, music theory or musicology, public affairs, and Russian and East European studies. The School of Library and Information Science offers the Specialist in Library and Information Science, the Master of Library Science, the Master of Information Science, the Master of Library Science with specializations in African studies librarianship, library technology management, music librarianship, special collection, and the Master of Library Science or Master of Information Science with specialization in chemical information degrees. For further information, see the School of Library and Information Science Bulletin.

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Special School Requirements

See also general University Graduate School requirements.

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Dual M.A./M.L.S. in the School of Library and Information Science (Master of Library Science) and African American and African Diaspora Studies (Master of Arts)

The dual M.A./M.L.S. program requires completion of a minimum of 58 credit hours of graduate course work. (The degrees if completed separately would require 68 credit hours.) Students must apply for admission to the master's programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and African American and African Diaspora Studies and meet the admissions criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded at the same time.

Master of Library Science Requirements (30 credit hours)

Completion of the MLS Foundation courses (15 cr.)
Either SLIS L623 Information in the Humanities or
SLIS L625 Information in the Social Science (3 cr.)
SLIS elective courses (12 cr.)

M.A. in African American and African Diaspora Studies Requirements (28 credit hours minimum)

General Requirement (12 cr.):

A500 Introduction to Afro-American Studies (4 cr.)
A690 Core Readings in Afro-American Studies (4 cr.)
Proposed graduate internship

Specialization (12 cr. minimum):

Students would take a minimum of 9 graduate hours in one of the three concentration areas in African American and African Diaspora Studies. An additional 3 graduate hours should be taken in one of the other concentration areas.

M.A. Thesis A698 Field Study Seminar (4 cr.)

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Dual Master of Library Science and Master of Arts in English Degrees

Admission Requirements
Undergraduate major or its equivalent. Graduate Record Examination, both General Test and Subject Test in English Literature. A superior student who has not majored in English may be admitted conditionally, but must remove deficiencies without graduate credit. Admission to each of the two master's programs is approved separately on the same basis as for other applicants not in the dual program.

Foreign Language Requirements
Reading proficiency in one of the following: French German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish.

Prerequisites
None

Course Requirements
Study for these two degrees can be combined for a total of 54 credit hours rather than the 66 credit hours required for the two degrees taken separately. Students take 30 hours in library science, including L524; L505 or L520; L528; L509, L643 or L651; L527 or another management course; and L623. The remaining 12 hours are electives chosen in consultation with the library science graduate advisor. Students take 24 credit hours in English. All students must fulfill the core requirements as outlined in the English Department's Master of Arts with Concentration in Literature or Special Field Master of Arts degree requirements. No thesis or examination is required for the M.A. degree in English.

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Dual Master of Library Science and Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies jointly offer a three-year program that qualifies students for two master's degrees. Study for these two degrees in the dual degree (M.A./M.L.S.) can be completed in a total of 54 credit hours rather than the 66 credit hours that would otherwise be required to complete the two degrees separately. During the dual degree, specific courses contribute to both degrees. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

Admission
Application for admission to the dual M.A./M.L.S. degree program must be made to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies for study toward the M.A. and to SLIS for study toward the M.L.S. Students must be accepted by both units in order to be admitted to the program.

School of Library and Information Science Requirements
For the M.L.S. degree, admission requirements remain as listed in the School of Library and Information Science Bulletin, and the proposed dual program requires 30 credit hours of SLIS graduate courses. These must include three courses (9 credits) from the common core (which must include L507 and L509), and four courses (12 credits) from the specific core (L520, L524, L526, and L528). Three other courses (9 credits) may be taken as library science electives and should include L570.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Requirements Students must take 21 credit hours of advanced courses relating to Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The interdisciplinary seminar L501 (3 credits) must be taken, together with 18 credit hours in other LTAM courses or those Latin American and Caribbean Studies courses that are cross-listed with other departments. All other requirements for completion of the Latin American Studies M.A., including language proficiency and thesis or oral examination, remain as listed in this bulletin. A further 6 credit hours may be taken in SLIS and will count toward both degrees: L620 Topics in Information, Literature, and Bibliography (Topic: Latin American Bibliography) and L596 Internship in Library and Information Science (under the supervision of the Latin American Bibliography).

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Admission Requirements
Bachelor's degree, a combined GRE score of at least 1500 (with 600 or higher on one of the two tests), 4.5 or higher analytical writing, and a grade point average of at least 3.5. In additional to a personal statement of 800-1,000 words, we require a single authored writing sample. A published article, a technical white paper, a grant proposal, or a paper submitted to fulfill course requirements are examples of papers that are acceptable. Questions about the writing sample should be directed to the program director. We strongly encourage school visits.

Course Requirements
A total of 90 credit hours, including L701, L702, L710, L790, and L799 dissertation (15 credit hours).

Major
Any area of information science approved by the student's advisory committee.

Minor
A total of 12 to 15 credit hours.

Research Skills
Basic requirement: introductory statistics course and a second graduate course in statistics or a course in research design. The research-skill requirement may then be completed by passing, with a grade of B or higher, a third graduate course in statistics or a course in research design.

Qualifying Examination
Written paper and oral presentation, over the field of concentration, emphasizing theory and research methods. Examination over the minor field at the discretion of the minor-field department.

Final Examination
Confined to dissertation and related matters. Ph.D. Minor in Information Science The School of Library and Information Science offers an outside minor through the University Graduate School for Ph.D. students in other fields. Ordinarily, students will take from 12 to 15 credit hours of graduate credit in fulfilling this option (minimum: 12 credit hours).

Ph.D. Minor in Information Science
The School of Library and Information Science offers an outside minor through the University Graduate School for Ph.D. students in other fields. Ordinarily, students will take from 12 to 15 credit hours of graduate credit in fulfilling this option (minimum: 12 credit hours).

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Courses

For course descriptions, see the School of Library and Information Science Bulletin.

L501 Information and Society (3 cr.)
L503 User Needs and Behavior in Theory and Practice (3 cr.)
L505 Organization and Representation of Knowledge and Information (3 cr.)
L509 Introduction to Research and Statistics (3 cr.)
L514 Library Preservation: Principles and Practice (3 cr.)
L516 Introduction to Archives and Records Management (3 cr.)
L517 History of Libraries (3 cr.)
L520 Bibliographic Access and Control (3 cr.)
L522 Perspectives on Librarianship, Literacy, Communications, and Reading (3 cr.)
L524 Information Sources and Services (3 cr.)
L526 Library Automation (3 cr.)
L527 Management of Libraries and Information Centers (3 cr.)
L528 Collection Development and Management (3 cr.)
L530 Legal Bibliography and Law Library Administration (3 cr.)
L533 Library Materials for Children and Young Adults (3 cr.)
L534 Principles and Techniques of Storytelling (3 cr.)
L535 Library Services for Children and Young Adults (3 cr.)
L540 Foundations of Information Architecture (3 cr.)
L542 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) (3 cr.)
L543 Strategic Intelligence (3 cr.)
L544 Information Technology Standardization (3 cr.)
L545 Systems Analysis and Design (3 cr.)
L546 User-Centered Database Design (3 cr.)
L547 The Organizational Information Resource (3 cr.)
L548 Computer Programming for Information Management (3 cr.)
L550 Issues in the Management of Library Services and Programs (3 cr.)
L551 Information Inquiry for School Teachers (3 cr.)
L552 Audio and Video Information Sources and Delivery (3 cr.)
L553 The School Library Media Specialist (3 cr.)
L554 Bibliographic Instruction (3 cr.)
L559 Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship (3 cr.)
L561 The Information Industry (1-3 cr.)
L562 Information Accounting (3 cr.)
L563 Information Policy, Economics, and Law (1-3 cr.)
L564 Computerization in Society (3 cr.)
L565 Computer-Mediated Communication (3 cr.)
L566 Digital Libraries (3 cr.)
L567 Gender and Computerization (3 cr.)

L570 Online Information Retrieval (3 cr.)
L571 Information Architecture for the Web (3 cr.)
L574 Communication in Electronic Information Environments (3 cr.)
L575 Information Design for Collaborative Information Spaces (3 cr.)
L577 Design of Information Systems (3 cr.)
L578 User Interface Design for Information Systems (3 cr.)
L579 Information Visualization (3 cr.)
L582 Subject Access Systems (3 cr.)
L583 Indexing Theory and Practice (3 cr.)
L584 Technical Services (3 cr.)
L585 Descriptive Bibliography (3 cr.)
L586 Administration of Manuscripts and Personal Papers Collections (3 cr.)
L587 Rare Book Libraries and Librarianship (3 cr.)
L592 Bibliometric Techniques and Problems (3 cr.)
L594 Research in Library and Information Science (1-3 cr.)
L595 Workshop for Librarians and Information Specialists (cr. arr.)
L596 Internship in Library and Information Science (2-6 cr.)
L597 Topics in Library and Information Science (1-4 cr.)
L600 Readings in Library and Information Science (1-4 cr.)
L605 Seminar in Education for Librarianship and Information Studies (3 cr.)
L608 Seminar in Intellectual Freedom (3 cr.)
L610 International Information Issues (3 cr.)
L620 Topics in Information, Literature, and Bibliography (3 cr.)
L622 Library Materials for Adults (3 cr.)
L623 Information in the Humanities (3 cr.)
L624 Information in Science and Technology (3 cr.)
L625 Information in the Social Sciences (3 cr.)
L628 Government Information: Collection, Organization, and Dissemination (3 cr.)
L629 Business Information Sources (3 cr.)
L630 Seminar in Art Librarianship (3 cr.)
L631 Seminar in Music Librarianship (3 cr.)
L633 Seminar on Issues and Trends in Children's or Young Adult Literature (3 cr.)
L641 Information Storage and Retrieval Theory (3 cr.)
L642 Information Usage and the Cognitive Artifact (3 cr.)
L643 Computer Applications in Information Systems (3 cr.)
L651 Evaluation of Resources and Services (3 cr.)
L658 Personnel Management in Libraries and Information Centers (3 cr.) L665 Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis (3 cr.)
L681 Metadata (3 cr.)
L682 Electronic Records Management (3 cr.)

L697 Advanced Topics in Information Systems (1-4 cr.)
L701 Introduction to Doctoral Research in Library and Information Science (3 cr.)
L702 Research Practicum (2 cr.)
L709 Introduction to Research and Statistics (3 cr.)
L710 Research in Information Science (3 cr.)
L763 Research Problems and Methods in Information Science (3 cr.)
L764 Seminar in Information Science (3 cr.)
L765 Research in Information Systems (2-4 cr.)
L790 Seminar in Doctoral Research (3 cr.)
L799 Ph.D. Thesis (cr. arr.)*

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Cross-Listed Courses

Computer Science
A547 Network Technologies and Administration (3 cr.)

Graduate
G732 Bibliography of Sub-Saharan Africa (3 cr.)

Fine Arts
A575 Research Sources in Art History (2 cr.)

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