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What type of coursework is involved in a Master's of Library and Information Science degree?

When I was enrolled in my Master's of History program the coursework was concentrated in reading and analyzing/discussing secondary sources (books written by other historians and PH D's) so that one becomes aware of the established discourse and thesis. Is this similar to a MLIS degree?

Asked By: - 5/16/2010
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Most of library school is doing research and writing papers. Depending on your interest, the papers could be kind of fun, like planning a library for 25 years from now. Reference class was like a treasure hunt - you had to use more than the internet. A lot of the research is geared toward learning a variety of sources... More
Answered By: Libraryanna - 5/16/2010
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For general career information: http://www.bls.gov/oco and can search 'librarians' or such... More
Answered By: jannsody - 5/16/2010
 
No. The two disciplines are very different. When I was in Library School for my M.L.S. I took two semesters of cataloging, one in Dewey cataloging and one in Library of Congress cataloging. I did a course in Reference, Academic Library Management, a course in computer management systems, science librarianship and a... More
Answered By: LiberryAnn - 5/16/2010
 
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