Round Up: What It Means to Have an Masters in Library Science, or Information Science or…

Fake diploma…Information Resources and Library Science, like mine.

A round up of the discussions happening around the web right now. Most of these post have a LOT of comments. Even if you don’t agree with them or the comments it is worth the time to read through them.

Andy Woodworth wrote The Master’s Degree Misperception and followed it up with The Master’s Degree Misperception, Ctd.

Emily Lloyd of Shelf Check responded with Response to “The Master’s Degree Misperception and Response to “The Master’s Degree Misperception, Ctd.”

Ned Potter brought a UK perspective to the discussion with The LIS Masters is a qualification of convenience

Kendra added her thoughts with I Got a Degree So I Could Fix the Printer?

Library MAs: insufficient preparation for the real world of information work? adds another UK perspective to the mix.

In The Librarianship Qualification Niamh Page talks about what being a librarian means to her.

Some thoughts on the LIS MA includes likes and dislikes on masters work.

Tina Reynolds talks about what she felt was missing in her education in Library School.

Finally Micah Vandegrift looks at the varying types of degrees a librarian get get in the The MLIS vs. the MLS

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9 comments for “Round Up: What It Means to Have an Masters in Library Science, or Information Science or…

  1. September 9, 2010 at 8:59 am

    There’s another one here, from Girl in the Moon: http://maedchenimmond.blogspot.com/2010/09/some-thoughts-on-lis-ma.html

    • September 9, 2010 at 9:16 am

      Good catch Ned I thought I had that one, somehow it didn’t get on the list

    • September 9, 2010 at 9:24 am

      nevermind I do have it, second from the bottom.

      • thewikiman
        September 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm

        Ugh, epic fail, sorry…

        • September 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm

          don’t worry I’ll be holding it against you for months and months. ;-)

  2. September 9, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Thanks for mentioning my post – I now feel famous!

  3. September 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I’m with Niamh… honored to be included in this list! Hoping these conversations can turn into a larger movement toward action. Should there be an entire restructuring of the scholarship of the information professions? We shall see…

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