College of Letters and Science
Library and Information Studies
Professors Downey, Pawley; Associate Professors Eschenfelder, Kim, Whitmire; Assistant Professors Paling, Smith, Rubel
Student services coordinator: Tanya Cobb, 4217 H. C. White Hall, 608-263-2909; email@example.com
Faculty diversity liaison: Associate Professor Ethelene Whitmire, firstname.lastname@example.org
The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), within the College of Letters and Science, offers courses at the undergraduate level and degree programs at the master's, specialist, and doctoral levels. Two courses, LIS 201 The Information Society and LIS 202 Information Divides and Differences in a Multicultural Society, are open to all undergraduate students. Some courses numbered 300 and higher are open to juniors and seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
The information profession is concerned with the ways people create, collect, organize, store, analyze, distribute, send, and use information. Students may prepare themselves for a variety of careers available in today's information-based society, including: information resources manager, librarian, abstractor or indexer, online search specialist, information broker, library systems analyst, Webmaster, and information products and services sales representative. Examples of specialized programs that combine information studies with other disciplines or professional fields are: art, law, or music librarianship; archival studies, conservation and preservation; information services for children or older adults; and public administration for information services. The basic level of education for library and information studies professional positions is the master's degree built upon a bachelor's degree in any subject area.
Some courses offered by the school are open to juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Courses for Undergraduate Education Majors. Students interested in school librarianship need a license to teach in Wisconsin to hold a School Library Media Specialist license. The SLIS faculty advisor should be consulted on the program requirements.
Information also is available on the SLIS Web site.