Section 3.0Training & Education
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3.1 Where can I earn a degree in library science?
American Library Association, http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oa/uslis.html,
provides the most up-to-date list of accredited programs in the
U.S. For a list of Canadian programs accredited by the ALA see:
Professor Tom Wilson, Head of the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield has compiled a list of international schools of LIS, business information systems, and information technology: http://www.shef.ac.uk/~is/publications/worldlist/wlist1.html
Also see, LIS Schools on the Internet: http://www.itcs.com/topten/libschools.html
|3.2 Where can I earn a library technician diploma?||Check out the
Library Support Staff Resource Center site at
the U of Rochester for a list of schools in the U.S, Canada,
Australia and the UK: http://www.lib.rochester.edu/ssp/
The Library Paraprofessional Clearinghouse has information on organizations, conferences, education and employment: http://www.people.memphis.edu/~mapepin/para.htm
|3.3 Can I take courses or earn an accredited library degree online or through correspondence?||
Yes, you can earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, Certificate, or Continuing Education credits through distance and continuing education programs. See: http://www.lib.rochester.edu/ssp/educate/educate.htm
The Department of Library and Information Studies at the University at Buffalo offers graduate level courses by Internet Distance Learning, http://www.sils.buffalo.edu/faculty/ellison/distance.html
US News and World Report, (usnews.com), has a list of the "Best Online Grad Schools: Library Science", http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/elearning/rankings/lib_reg_prof.htm
|3.4 What conferences can I attend to keep my knowledge and skills up to date?||Librarian's
Datebook, maintained by Barbara Tysinger of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a comprehensive listing of LIS
conferences around the world, http://www.hsl.unc.edu/libcal.htm
I would also suggest visiting the continually updated LIBRES Conferences and Meetings page, http://www.curtin.edu.au/curtin/dept/sils/libres/meetings.htm .
The ALA's American Libraries Datebook, http://www.ala.org/alonline/datebook/datebook.html, has information on conferences, events (like National TV Turnoff Week), workshops and study tours.
And if you need to convince your superiors that you simply must attend a weeklong conference in Barbados on "Tape Dispenser Repair in the Digital Age", see: http://www.lib.rochester.edu/ssp/events/strategy.htm
|3.5 Where can I find rankings of LIS graduate school programs?||
The annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of graduate schools, including LIS programs, is available online: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/beyond/gradrank/gbinfos.htm The article lists the top 20 programs plus rankings of programs in:
U.S. News & World Report also features an interesting article by Marissa Melton, The modern M.L.S. degree: Library schools today are turning out webmasters, http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/beyond/grad/gbmls.htm : "Library science is a field transformed by the cyber-revolution.... [and][t]he information technology boom has likewise re-energized university library science departments."
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