Gone are the days of sensible shoes and shushing. Today’s librarians are web-savvy, smart information hunters! Our library and information science students spend time learning not only about books and traditional libraries, but also about computers, databases, and online technology.
Students interested in library and information services can add a library minor to their degree from Valley City State University. This program offers several career paths including:
School Library Media Specialist: The library minor will qualify those with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree for credentialing as a school library media specialist in the state of North Dakota.
Public Library Technician: Coursework from the four core areas of library studies (reference, cataloging, collection development, and administration) will prepare participants for employment in most small public libraries across the state.
Information Services: All coursework for the library minor is technology-focused. Those completing the courses will have a basic knowledge of electronic resources and information services in a business environment.
All of the courses for the library minor are delivered COMPLETELY ONLINE during the academic year. In addition, all courses are offered in a combination on-campus/online short course format during the summer. See the Contact Tab for more information on how to contact someone for assistance with developing your library media education plan.
THE LIBRARY MINOR
As a student in the LMIS minor, you will get to do and learn many different things, such as:
• Visit different types of libraries
• Practice using a variety of web applications and social networking tools
• Learn to use technology to find information anywhere, anytime
• Read a wide variety of children’s or young adult literature
• Find out what books and other items to buy for a school library
• Learn to be a strong advocate for your library