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Subject: Libraries FAQ, v. 2.1, part 4/10

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Libraries FAQ 2.1 http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1107 Anthony Wilson paw@iglou.com Libraries FAQ Section 3.0 Training & Education 3.1 Where can I earn a degree in library science? 3.2 Where can I earn a library technician diploma? 3.3 Can I take courses or earn an accredited library degree through correspondence? 3.4 What conferences can I attend to keep my knowledge and skills up to date? 3.1 Where can I earn a degree in librarianship? The ALA site, http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oa/uslis.html , contains the most up-to-date list of accredited programs in the U.S. For a list of Canadian programs accredited by the ALA see: http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oa/canlis.html Professor Tom Wilson, Head of the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield has compiled a list of international schools of LIS, business information systems, and information technology: http://www.shef.ac.uk/~is/publications/worldlist/wlist1.html 3.2 Where can I earn a library technician diploma? Check out the Library Support Staff Resource Center site at the U of Rochester for a list of schools in the U.S, Canada, Australia and the UK: http://www.lib.rochester.edu/ssp/ The Library Paraprofessional Clearinghouse has information on organizations, conferences, education and employment: http://www.people.memphis.edu/~mapepin/para.htm 3.3 Can I take courses or earn an accredited library degree through correspondence? Yes, you can earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, Certificate, or Continuing Education credits through distance and continuing education programs. See: http://www.lib.rochester.edu/ssp/educate/educate.htm 3.4 What conferences can I attend to keep my knowledge and skills up to date? The Librarian's Datebook, maintained by Barbara Tysinger of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a comprehensive listing of LIS conferences around the world, http://www.hsl.unc.edu/libcal.htm I would also suggest visiting the continuously updated LIBRES Conferences and Meetings page, http://www.curtin.edu.au/curtin/dept/sils/libres/meetings.htm . The ALA's American Libraries Datebook, http://www.ala.org/alonline/datebook/datebook.html, has information on conferences, events (like National TV Turnoff Week), workshops and study tours. And if you need to convince your superiors that you must attend a weekend conference in Barbados on "Book Repair for the New Millennium", see: http://www.lib.rochester.edu/ssp/events/strategy.htm