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534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
*NEW* Focus on Ontologies: UB offers opportunities to take electives in building and working with ontologies and databases, both in LIS and Philosophy.
Applications still accepted for Spring 2012!
Information concepts and technologies for a productive and just society. MLS, MLS+JD, MLS+MA (music), MLS with Library Media Specialist certification
Learn information concepts and technologies to work toward a more productive and more just society. Academic programs:
Master of Library Science (MLS) with optional Library Media Specialist certification,
MLS+JD (4 years, 114 hours),
MLS/MA (music) (68 hours),
LIS Advanced Studies Certificate (30 hours) and other continuing education offerings.
Start summer, fall, or spring
Coure courses offered in Rochester
ONLINE MLS PROGRAM - 2 year cohort MLS program starting each Fall.
*ONLINE MLS PROGRAM with Library Media Specialist certification - 2.5 year cohort MLS program with NY Library Media Specialist certification (ask about other states) starting each Fall
Many courses in the regular MLS program are offered online
*Continuing Education Courses*
LIS 706 Teaching Internet use, ethics, and safety in the classroom
LIS 703 Integrating Web 2.0 into the Classroom
LIS 704 Student Research Materials through NOVELNY Databases K-5
additional information at http://gse.buffalo.edu/ccpe
Several PhD programs in cognate fields are offered on the University at Buffalo campus in which students can arrange to work with LIS faculty.
Other Features of SUNY Buffalo's MLS program:
-The MLS program prepares information professionals for a wide variety of careers.
-Students can specialize in librarianship, preparing for professional and management careers in:public libraries and community information services, school library media centers, academic, research libraries, and special libraries and information centers in government agencies, companies, including law firms, or non-profit organizations.
-Student can also specialize in other applications of knowledge organization and information management, such as information architecture, Web design, usability, databases, network administration
-These specializations prepare for careers in archives, film collections, museums, newspapers, television, or Web development companies or as chief information officer.
-Students can also create their own specialization by taking up to four courses from around the UB campus, for example in ontologies, linguistics, communication, archives, computer science, medical information, and bioinformatics.
-LIS offers a variety of ways for students to complete classes, both face-to-face classes on the University at Buffalo campus (day and evening) and in Rochester, NY (evening) and online courses, all at an affordable price.
-The LIS program does not stop at intellectual and technical excellence but prepares students to use their knowledge to provide equal service to all and to bridge opportunity gaps through information.
-An MLS degree from the Department of Library and Information Studies equips you with skills to become a vital part of the knowledge economy and to transform lives through information.
Contact our Department for more information!