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We are pleased to announce that the application for Master of Science in Library and Information Studies is now open. Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies at the University of Tsukuba is the first and only institution in Japan that offers an English Master’s program in Library and Information Science.

Master Course of Science in Library and Information Studies (English Program)

Objectives of Education
The objective of this two-year Master’s program is to educate international students in Library and Information Science. This course will provide a comprehensive education based on multidisciplinary fields of study, encompassing the fundamental and applied subjects in Library and Information Science. Students will also develop their research skills in the multidisciplinary fields of managing diverse information resources.
List of courses
http://www.slis.tsukuba.ac.jp/grad/elis/ELIS_Courses_2011.pdf
How to apply
Please read the following Guidelines for Application carefully and follow the instruction in the document: http://www.slis.tsukuba.ac.jp/grad/elis/Guidelines_for_ELIS_Applications_2011.pdf
Contact
For any enquiry for the program, please contact us: elis-info@slis.tsukuba.ac.jp Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba1-2 Kasuga, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki-ken 305-8550, JAPAN

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Call for participation of IFLA 2009 “LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group” conference.

LIS Education in Developing Countries SIG
Preparing future librarians in developing countries: a vision for LIS education in the 21st century
Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 11.45-12.45 PM

Pre-conference registration must be made by August 19, 2009. Repost from website:

We invite you to join colleagues from Africa, Asia and Latin America to share ideas, inspire, and motivate each other in the following areas:
Challenges to LIS Curriculum Development in Developing Countries; LIS Job Market in Africa; Establishing Association in LIS Education; KM Modules in Graduate Programs; Distance Education; Faculty Improvement Programs; Intercultural Leadership Toolkit for LIS Education; Networking and Collaboration; Innovative Teaching Methods; The Bologna Process of LIS Education; Bridging the Digital Divide; Attracting Prospective Students and more will be discussed at the conference.

For more information, contact Ismail Abdullahi, Convenor, LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (SIG)
iabdullahi@nccu.edu

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abdullahi_book1 A Textbook for Students and Educators. With Contributions from Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Carribean, the Middle East, and North America.

Ed. by Dr. Ismail Abdullahi
North Carolina Central University: Durham, NC

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The College of St. Catherine Master of Library and Information Science program in St. Paul, MN, is offering a 3-credit course in International Librarianship which coincides with IFLA Annual General Congress 2009 Conference in Milan, Italy. Students assignments include a group presentation, IFLA attendance, class readings, and a reflective essay. Registration deadline has been extended to April 27, 2009 by noon.

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