Becoming a Library and Information Professional

A workshop presented by Florida State University and SEFLIN.

Are you considering getting your Master’s in Library and Information Studies?

SEFLIN is sponsoring three workshops to learn about the Florida State University master’s degree program. The presentation will be ongoing and you can stop in for information – no appointment necessary.

Dr. Christie Koontz from FSU will be there to share information about the master’s degree programs.

If you are working in a library or even elsewhere – and wondering what it would take to get a Master’s Degree to become a Library or Information Professional or School Media Specialist – then this informative workshop is for you. The presenter will cover the degree program at Florida State University and admission requirements, distance learning options, costs and financial aid availability. Attend one of these three sessions for all your questions to be answered.

Dr. Koontz is a faculty member at Florida State University since 1990. Her academic training and work life are in communications, including journalism, advertising, and marketing. Her Ph.D is from the School of Information Studies at FSU. Koontz pioneered the critical need to understand the geographic and spatial nature of individual libraries, by collecting data that describe people who use a single library, and what materials and services they use, and approximating the distance they will travel for library services. Koontz’ research is the basis of the U.S. Public Library Geographic Database. The database includes relevant US census data and library use data from 16,000 communities.

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

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