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« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2005 10:47:23 AM »

There are not that many schools in the us. (when i mean not many, i meant like maybe one every state, or something like that) when i was looking i searched the internet for 'library and information science' and school. for you in oregon (i checked your profile) i don't think oregon has one. i think uW in washington has one, and in california there is  san jose state univ (where i went) and ucla.

one thing you might look into if you don't want to move are online programs. like san jose state offers many of its courses online. (i don't really recommend just because you won't meet anyone, and there fore will miss out on meeting future colleagues, but if you need the degree, then go for it.)

also when you pick a school, make sure its accredited (i think by ala, american library association)

also, if you look over classes and you think they offer great classes, check the schedules to make sure they actually offer those classes. (cause you may choose a school for the awesome classes and find out that they haven't offered what you wanted for the last 2 years.)

there are also different fields you can go into with a library degree other than a librarian, like archivist, or records manager, or school media specialist (which is a school librarian, ie high school, junior, elementary, etc.)

then within the librarian category, you can me a medical, law, public, academic, special.

i'm pretty sure that library degrees are mostly offered as masters programs, and you can get your bachelors in pretty much anything, (mine was cinema)

and you may also be required to take the gre depending on the program (thankfully san jose did not require it, i hate standardized tests  Tongue)

i think i have blabbed enough, if i left anything out, let me know.


« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2005 10:53:42 AM »

My program at U of Toronto is now called Master of Information Studies, and I'm specializing in the Archives stream but also taking classes in the Library stream.

There are also certificate programs, the tuition is cheaper but job opportunities are different/pay is usually less.  In Canada it's the difference between university (degree) and college (certificate), but it's different in the US.
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« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2005 10:55:42 AM »

Thanks for the info. Its something I've always been interested, but never really knew how to go about it. I'll search around a bit more. I don't want to move, but I might be able to find a distance program.

« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2005 11:10:57 AM »

I would love to be in on this swap. This will be my first so how does it work? Is this the oficial sign-up?
I will be applying to grad schools for library and information science this fall.
Kat: Portland,Or  has a distance program. Seattle (where i will probably end up has a physical and a distance program. Depending on where you live it might not be so hard to drive to Seattle once a month.
And as for crafting i would love to do it for either a librarian or a reading fan.

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« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2005 11:23:04 AM »

no, this is just the idea thread, the actual swap hasn't  been posted yet. But you need to have posted at least 15 times to participate in a swap. I think The Meow Wont Purr had this idea, I don't know if she was going to organize or when it was going to happen.

« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2005 01:29:03 PM »

My mom is a librarian and she went to University of Oregon for undergrad and grad work. So yes, they do have a program

« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2005 03:22:21 PM »

The U of O no longer has a program although they once did.

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« Reply #47 on: June 01, 2005 05:31:25 PM »

ah... I guess she did go to school in the ice age.

Is there an estimated timeline on this swap? I really want to do it, but I have to decide between this and pin up girls if they are at the same time!
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« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2005 10:59:30 PM »

There is a huge bunch of great swaps going on right now, so I dont know if I should open this one up now or wait? What does everyone think?
I have the sign-up info ready to post, just waiting for the right moment!

Also: for anyone interested, http://www.becomealibrarian.org/ is a fun place to look around if you are thinking about becoming a librarian. There's also a really awesome distance ed comparison chart for ALA accredited schools and distance ed pros and cons from students who went through it.

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« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2005 11:08:24 PM »

could you wait a bit??

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