Do you think this job should require this degree?
Okay true story; at a multi-campus Community College;
their Computer Lab/Technology Center and Library are merged into one department, called the "Learning Commons."
At one campus --- when they hired the department's Dean --- the hiring committee made a special rule that the job requires a Master's of Library and Information Science.
At another campus --- they basically just said the job requires a Master's degree (in any field.)
I guess I see both sides to this ---
on one hand, it's a Library -- duh, a Library Science degree is the most relevant.
but it's more than a library, with it being a combined "Learning Commons" should open the door to people from other fields, like those with degrees in Business, or Technology...(although in this case they chose someone with a Psychology degree)
Do you see a Library & Information Science degree being a little too "traditional" in a place that embraces modern-like innovation?
or do you a Library degree should be a requirement for this job?
- ibu guruLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Library & Information Science degree makes the most sense. MLS (or MLIS) degrees now are very heavy on computers, networking, etc. Your info on MLS/MLIS degrees is all that is outdated.
- Anonymous6 months ago
A Library and Information Science degree is a modern and innovative degree. People with this degree usually have coursework in computers, computer networking, and programming, as well as specialized courses in databases and information storage and retrieval. It's a fairly complex and technology-oriented field. A Business degree would be worthless in a case like this. A Computer Science degree might be okay, but given the specialized nature of the job it would also probably require someone with a minor in Psychology or Sociology.
- Mark IXLv 76 months ago
I think the priority part of this is the library bit. Nowadays 13 year olds can run a computer network, the same can't be said for running a library.