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Generalist

Suggested Program of Study

The generalist program prepares students in a number of different areas. It appeals to students planning careers in smaller organizations where staff must be proficient in all major activity areas, and to students who are open to working in a variety of settings.

In addition to the successful completion of a 36-credit program of study, students will provide evidence that they have met the SLIS program core competencies by submitting a satisfactory portfolio that serves as the capstone experience for the MLIS degree.

Course

Title

Prerequisites

Credit

Core – Required (12 Hours)

701*

Introduction to Library and Information Studies

None

3

706*

Introduction to Information Technologies

None

3

707*

Information Organization and Retrieval

701

3

705*

Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science

9 hours

3

Management – Take 1 of the Following - Required (3 Hours)

SLIS 704

Introduction to the Management of Libraries, Media Centers, and Information Agencies

None

3

SLIS 728

Public Library Systems

701

3

SLIS 729

Academic Libraries

704

3

Elective Courses (Select 7).

The following courses are recommendations. Others may be included based on student area of interest.

SLIS 702

Introduction to Technical Services

701

3

SLIS703

Introduction to Information Sources and Services

None

3

SLIS 711

Introduction to Archival and Records Studies

None

3

SLIS 719

Preservation Planning and Administration

701

3

SLIS 730

Cataloging Information Materials

707

3

SLIS 734

Government Information Sources

703 & 707

3

SLIS 740

Online Information Services

707

3

SLIS 748

Business Information Sources and Services

740

3

SLIS 749

Health Sciences Information Resources

None

3

SLIS 751

Libraries, Literacy, and Literature

701

3

SLIS 752

Diversity in Libraries

None

3

SLIS 754

Library Programming for Children and Young Adults

None

3

SLIS 755

Popular Materials and Programming for Adults

None

3

SLIS 756

Children's Materials

None

3

SLIS 766

Collection Development and Acquisitions

701

3

SLIS 775

Practicum in Organizing and Managing Web Resources

None

3

* MLIS course requirements: SLIS 701, 705, 707 and 706 or Technology Competency Exam