Dominican University Graduate School of Library & Information Science

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Dominican’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science has long been a presence on Chicago’s higher education landscape, first offering library science programs in the 1930s.For more than 80 years, we’ve been there. Inspiring learners. Producing Leaders. Shaping the world of library and information science so that individuals and families everywhere get the most out of their library experience. At the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), ours is a higher standard. A standard founded on rigorous programming, exceptional and personalized instruction, and a deep understanding and appreciation for the needs of working professionals when it comes to graduate education.


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Innovations in Library Science. That’s Dominican.

Greetings from the Dean:

Greetings from the Dean Dr. Kate Marek , Professor and Interim Dean Academic areas of interest: Technology development in information services, including digital libraries and internet applications; information policy; global information issues Teaches the following courses: Introduction to Library and Information Science, Internet Fundamentals and Design, Advanced Web Design, Digital Libraries

Our Objectives Tonight:

Our Objectives Tonight Give you an overview of librarianship today Tell you about Dominican University What is distinctive about GSLIS? Programs and degree requirements Application process and financial aid options Questions and answers

Librarianship as a Profession:

Librarianship as a Profession We are guided by relevant professional standards and core competencies


Accreditation A master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library and information science program prepares and qualifies you for a professional career in LIS. Visit .


Accreditation ALA has established standards in: Mission, goals, and objectives Curriculum Faculty Students Administration and financial support Physical resources and facilities

Library & Information Professionals:

Library & Information Professionals Librarians are expert in Location, evaluation, selection , acquisition; Organization, storage and retrieval, preservation; Creation and dissemination of all types of information (print, digital, audiovisual, and more)

Library & Information Professionals:

Library & Information Professionals Youth services librarian Reference librarian Archivist, digital archivist School library media specialist Instructional services librarian Outreach librarian Many more roles!

Where Do We Work?:

Where Do We Work? Academic/college libraries Public libraries Schools (K-12) Special/corporate libraries Archives Museums & other cultural institutions

Employment Outlook:

Employment Outlook O pportunities exist; flexibility is key Favorable trend: 90% of 2012 grads were employed one year after graduation, compared with 83% in 2011 grads and 79% in 2010 (DU Office of Institutional Research) GSLIS Career Services support; access to Dominican’s online jobs database; annual Career Day; periodic workshops

How Does GSLIS Help?:

How Does GSLIS Help? Dedicated Career Services support Access to Dominican University’s online jobs database Approximately 40 jobs on the board right now Periodic workshops on resumes, interviews, cover letters, and annual “Career Day” Committed, international alumnae/ i

Dominican University Mission:

Dominican University Mission “As a Sinsinawa Dominican-sponsored institution, Dominican University prepares students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.”

GSLIS Mission:

GSLIS Mission “The premier, service-oriented education at GSLIS takes place within the context of the university’s commitment to values-centered student development and our commitment to relevant professional standards, emerging technologies, and cultural inclusivity.”

Distinctively Dominican:

Distinctively Dominican Chicago’s only ALA-accredited MLIS Exceptional faculty with practical experience Small class sizes; personalized experience Wide variety of courses and pathways Flexible options: evenings, weekends, online, downtown, main c ampus Proximity to Chicago institutions Supportive alumnae/ i network

Roles of the Faculty:

Roles of the Faculty Teaching Student advising Scholarship and professional development Service to the university community

MLIS Curriculum:

MLIS Curriculum Four required courses (12 hours) LIS 701 Intro. to Library & Information Science LIS 703 Organization of Knowledge LIS 704 Reference & Online Services LIS 770 Management of Libraries and Information Centers OR LIS 773 School Libraries Eight elective courses (24 hours) More than 80 to choose from

MLIS Degree Requirements:

MLIS Degree Requirements Completion of degree in 6 years 3.0 minimum grade point average on 4.0 scale Technology competency expectations met Successful completion of an e-portfolio A thesis is NOT required

MLIS + SLIS Certification (K-12):

MLIS + SLIS Certification (K-12) Nine required courses (27 hours) LIS 701 Intro. to Library & Information Science LIS 703 Organization of Knowledge LIS 704 Reference and Online Services LIS 773 School Libraries LIS 716 Leadership and Strategic Communication LIS 721 Library Materials for Children LIS 722 Library Materials for Young Adults LIS 724 Media Services and Production LIS 725 Curriculum and School Libraries Three elective courses (9 hours)

MLIS + SLIS Certification (K-12):

MLIS + SLIS Certification (K-12) Additional Requirements LIS 728 Clinical Experience I−Student Teaching OR LIS 729 Clinical Experience II−Internship Education competencies Illinois certification/licensure tests Attend an in-person advising session

Scheduling Options:

Scheduling Options Beginning in Fall 2012, you may earn an MLIS in two years at the University Center of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. Beginning in Fall 2012, you may earn an MLIS in two years on the weekends, taking classes mostly on the Main Campus but also online, downtown, and at UCLC. We do not offer a separate, online-only MLIS; however, many courses are offered online or in a hybrid format.

Dual-Degree Programs/MLIS:

Dual-Degree Programs/MLIS Master of Business Administration, Brennan School of Business at Dominican Master of Social Work, School of Social Work at Dominican Master of Arts in Public History, Loyola University Chicago Master of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary

Specialized Certificates:

Specialized Certificates 5 courses (out of your electives); may be earned as part of the MLIS, or to returning students with an ALA-accredited MLIS: Archival & Cultural Heritage Resources/Services Informatics Youth Services Knowledge Management (only 4 courses; may be earned post-baccalaureate) Certificate of Special Study (post-MLIS)

Master of Professional Studies:

Master of Professional Studies A second professional degree for holders of ALA-accredited MLIS or related information degrees, certified school librarians, archivists, etc. 10 courses (30 hours) Certificates (up to 2) may count toward the MPS A thesis is NOT required

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD):

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Completion of degree in 3 years (option to extend) Cohort model; all classes on weekends Allows professionals to complete the degree without career interruption 12 courses (36 hours); six required courses & six electives courses Dissertation

Greetings from the Faculty:

Greetings from the Faculty Dr. YiJun Gao , Assistant Professor Academic areas of interest: Internet content development and emerging technologies; digital preservation (i.e., digital libraries); data curation and cyberinfrastructures (i.e., information architecture and systems); information retrieval; Webometrics and online media analysis Teaches the following courses: Information Storage and Retrieval; Searching Electronic Databases; Competitive Intelligence; Database Management; Participatory Service & Emerging Technologies (Web 2.0) and Crisis Informatics

Greetings from SLMP:

Greetings from SLMP Dr. Don W. Hamerly , Assistant Professor Director, School Library Media Program Academic areas of interest: S chool media centers/libraries R ole of the SLMS N ew literacies S trategic planning M arketing, lobbying

Greetings from LISSA:

Greetings from LISSA Katie Hauser, LISSA President Library and Information Science Student Association, the ALA student chapter All students are automatically members Active participation can help you boost your resume and develop skills, network, and have fun!

Application Process:

Application Process Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution Official transcripts from all schools attended in sealed envelopes For GPA below 3.0, submit GRE or MAT scores Two letters of recommendation Personal essay $50 application fee International students please contact us regarding requirements


Scholarships GSLIS Scholarships Must file FAFSA & GRE or MAT scores Professional Associations: American Library Association (ALA); Special Library Association (SLA); Medical Library Association (MLA); American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 100% matching funds for ALA Spectrum Scholars (apply online for 2013 funds between 10/12 and 3/1/13) Library Technical Assistant (LTA) scholarships: 50% tuition scholarship on the four core courses

2013 Dean’s Welcome Scholarship:

2013 Dean’s Welcome Scholarship The university recognizes graduate study is a significant financial commitment Special, limited offer for new students beginning in summer or fall 2013 only $500 per class across the degree Up to $6,000 Details in the acceptance letter

Student Loans:

Student Loans Federal loans (must be registered for at least 2 courses) code = 001750 Customized combination of sources for individual needs Contact: Dominican University Financial Aid Office (Lewis Hall, Room 12),

Student Employment:

Student Employment Off-campus: -Online College Central Network database at -Job postings bulletin board On campus: -Faculty assistants -GSLIS office assistants

Learn More:

Learn More Attend an upcoming event: “Like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter; join the GSLIS LinkedIn group


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