Are you thinking about pursuing a career in library and information science? It can be an exciting and rewarding experience, and one with many professional opportunities. With a Master's in Library and Information Sciences you can work in a number of different settings, from a small K-12 school to a large corporation or research institution, as well as in public libraries, museums, hospitals, law firms, historical societies, government agencies, and many other types of institutions that utilize information systems.
Specializations within the field may include such areas as archival work, special collections, school libraries, reference & research, information literacy & instruction, information systems, data management, digital curation, reading & literacy programs, storytelling, records management, health informatics, legal librarianship, art/music libraries, and others.
Check out the American Library Association's LibraryCareers.org for more ideas on career options.
Besides the University of North Texas School of Library & Information Science, there are several other ALA-accredited MLIS programs in Texas, each with their own pros and cons. If you are still having trouble picking a program, visit the ALA's Guide to Choosing a Master's Program for some helpful advice.
Still unsure if an MLIS is right for you? Feel free to attend one of UNT Houston LISSA Events to meet up with both current and past UNT-SLIS students!
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