Library And Information Science
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SUBJECT AREA: Library and Information Science
Last Update: March 2007 by Maureen Weicher
Faculty Liaison: Maureen Weicher
Purpose: The St. Johnís University Libraries support teaching, learning, and research for master's and post-master's students, faculty and administration associated with the Division of Library and Information Science of St. Johnís College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The course schedule includes current offerings by DLIS.
Graduate Programs: The Division of Library and Information Science was founded in 1937. The 36-credit program leads to a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, and consists of five required courses and additional elective courses. Students may concentrate in Academic Librarianship, Information Organization, Information Sources and Services, Information Technology, Law Librarianship, Public Librarianship, School Library Media, Special Librarianship, or Youth Services.
The Division also offers a multidisciplinary Advanced Certificate for information professionals. In conjunction with the Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences, students may pursue Double Masters as Government Information Specialists or Drug Information Specialists.
Since Fall 2000, DLIS courses have also been offered at the Oakdale campus.
Enrollment Trends: See Institutional Research Enrollment
Department and Subject Area Trends:
Established Specializations: The strengths of the collection include children and young adult literature and services; history of the book and printing; information sources in business, social sciences, humanities, and government; cataloging and classification; and library administration and automation. The children's and young adult collection supports Library Science courses, Education courses, and the reading needs of children of library patrons.
Online Resources: Library and Information Science
Subject Depth: Queens collection is on the study or instructional support level, advanced (3b). The goal is to maintain this level. Oakdale has a small collection to support classroom instruction.
Selection Considerations: The following journals may be consulted for book reviews:
Since reviews may appear a year or more after publication, publishers catalogs should also be consulted.
Materials to be Excluded: Please see Materials Not To Be Acquired.
UPDATED MARCH 10, 2008 by Maureen Weicher (See below)
Withdrawal Considerations: Please see Collection Maintenance: Withdrawals. Also consider for withdrawal:
Other Considerations: Materials should be placed in reference selectively, and moved to the circulating collection when appropriate.
Related Collections: Education (especially in relation to the Children's collection)