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Graduate Assistantships

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Student Handbook

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Culminating Experience (CE) or Thesis Requirement

Each student pursuing the Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) degree is required to complete one of the following options: LIS 60092 Culminating Experience Internship; LIS 60098 Culminating Experience Research Paper/Project: LIS 60199 Thesis; or LIS 60792 Culminating Experience Practicum in K-12 Libraries.

NOTE:
LIS60092, 60098, and 60792 were previously offered as options under LIS60670, which is no longer available (starting Fall 2014).

Handbooks, approval forms and other resources for each option are provided below.

  • LIS 60092 Culminating Experience (CE) Internship (3 credits)
  • M.L.I.S. CE Internship Handbook: This handbook is intended to guide M.L.I.S. students through the process of completing the CE Master’s Internship option (LIS 60092). It covers requirements, arrangement of the internship, placement with an internship site, deadlines, tips, grading and step-by-step instructions.
  • M.L.I.S. CE Internship Request for Approval Form: Students must complete this form and have it approved by their on-site supervisor and faculty internship advisor. The faculty internship advisor will then have the student registered for LIS 60092–CE Internship. [This form cannot be used for an elective practicum (LIS 60692).]
  • Internship Site Directory: This directory serves as a starting point for students looking to find an internship site.
  • E-portfolio: This section includes resources and guides to free e-portfolio software. Students should use this software to document the internship activities, objectives, work log and assessment of learning experience to submit to the faculty internship advisor at the conclusion of their internship.
  • LIS 60098 Culminating Experience (CE) Master's Research Paper / Project (3 credits)
  • M.L.I.S. CE Research Paper / Project Handbook: This handbook is intended to guide students through the process of completing the CE Master’s Research Paper / Project option (LIS 60098). Topics include prerequisites, the registration process, the role of the faculty advisor, writing the project proposal, deadlines, grading, how to approach research with human subjects and acceptable research products.
  • M.L.I.S. CE Research Paper / Project Request for Approval Form: Students must submit this form,along with a proposal and abstract, for approval by their faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will then have the student registered for LIS 60098–CE-Research Paper / Project.
  • LIS 60199 Thesis (6 credit hours):The thesis option is highly recommended for students who plan to pursue a research or a doctoral degree. A thesis is expected to be a substantial and original contribution to knowledge in the field.
  • Thesis Handbook: This handbook is intended to guide students through the process of completing the LIS Master’s Thesis (LIS 60199). It provides information on the thesis requirements, selection of advisor and committee members, and thesis procedures and time lines.
  • LIS 60792 Culminating Practicum in K-12 Libraries (3 credits): Each student pursuing K-12 school library media licensure is required to complete a practicum in an educational setting. Below are links to the handbook and request for approval form for these students.

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Elective Practicum

  • LIS 60692 Practicum-Libraries and Information Centers: This elective course offers students an opportunity to gain professional experience in a library, information center, museum, or media center, while choosing another option, such as a research paper, for their Culminating Experience. Students cannot select both the LIS 60692 Practicum and the LIS 60092 CE Internship or LIS 60792 CE Practicum in K-12 Libraries options.

Below are links to the handbook, Request for Approval Form and Practicum Site Directory for the Elective Practicum (LIS 60692) option.

  • Elective Practicum Handbook: This handbook is intended to guide students through the process of completing the elective practicum option (LIS 60692). Topics include requirements, arrangement of the practicum, placement with a practicum site, deadlines, grading and step-by-step instructions.
  • Elective Practicum Request for Approval Form: Students must complete this form and have it approved by their on-site supervisor and faculty practicum advisor. The faculty practicum advisor will then have the student registered for LIS 60692-Practicum-Libraries and Information Centers.
  • Practicum Site Directory: This directory serves as a starting point for students looking to find a practicum site.

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