Choosing a Program
There are many schools that offer a Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS). Make sure the school is accredited by the American Library Association.
Fast Track Your Degree
Syracuse University's iSchool offers the Fast Track Program to Le Moyne undergraduates. By taking graduate courses your senior undergraduate year and completing one full year of graduate study you may quickly earn your LIS degree.
Resources for Finding LIS Graduate Programs:
Some blogs offering advice, news, and insight into the field.
What Do Librarians Do?
There are many different types of libraries and many different positions a librarian may have. Some of the types of library are:
- Academic Library
- Public Library
- School Library (K-12)
- Special Library
Some of the jobs that librarians may have are:
- Access Services/Circulation
- Collection Development
- Reader's Advisory
For more information about library jobs, types of libraries, and other factors of librarianship go to ALA's LibraryCareers website.
Look at the Librarians Occupational Outlook Handbook for data on the job outlook for librarians.
The Future for Librarians
Library Associations are a great way to get introduced to the field and offer opportunities for networking and professional development.
Talk to a Librarian
Feel free to talk to any of the librarians here at Le Moyne to find out more about librarianship. They would be more than happy to talk with you.
Look for Jobs
Get a sense of what's out there in the field with current job postings.