Executive MLIS Program Offered Through Distance Learning

The Executive MLIS program at San Jose State University is designed for experienced library managers or supervisors who are interested in earning an ALA-accredited master’s degree, allowing them to take the next step in their professional growth.  The application deadline for Fall 2010 is March 30.

The Executive MLIS program complements the professional experience of students, building upon their existing knowledge and preparing them to take on new leadership roles.  Students explore the core competencies of librarianship, along with leadership topics, such as program evaluation, human resource management, marketing, and financial management.

Although all courses are completed through distance learning, students meet other cohort members at an 8-day residency in San Jose, CA, and continue to network with cohort members and professionals by attending seminars offered in conjunction with the ALA and SLA annual conferences.

For more information or to apply online, visit the program website, at http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/execmlis/index.htm.

Or contact the Executive MLIS Program Coordinator, Dr. Patricia C. Franks, Associate Professor, San Jose School of Library and Information Science, at pfranks@slis.sjsu.edu.