Thank you for visiting the Student Resources Page! The below document is a list of resources you may find useful at the start, during, or near the end of your MLIS program such as forms, form instructions, FAQs, campus links, and career development help.
Thank you for visiting the Student Resources Page! In this document, you will find a list of resources you may find useful at the start, during, or near the end of your MLIS program.
- University of Rhode Island Graduate School 2017-2018 Academic Calendar – Includes important deadlines for registration and Nomination for Graduation and Leave of Absence forms.
- Frequently Asked Questions – Answers to frequently asked questions, including information regarding applying to the program, where to send transcripts, and enrolling in classes.
- Campus Links – All administrative, technology, transportation & parking, health & well-being, and service website links will be featured in this PDF.
- Admissions Procedures – Information on tuition, financial aid, matriculation, and registration.
- Incoming Student Checklist– Information on the steps you should complete upon entering the GSLIS program.
- LibGuide for GSLIS – This guide will give you step-by step instructions on how to find resource materials for your classes including books, journal articles, helpful links, and professional resources.
- URI Library Liaison– Need help navigating and using the University Libraries? Have questions about locating and evaluating information for your GSLIS assignment, projects and research? Consult your URI Library Liaison: Mary MacDonald (professor): MaryMac@uri.edu; marymac (Instant Messenger); (401) 874-4635.
- URI Disability Services for Students – Information on assistance available for your studies. This resource guide, along with this resource guide, might be of assistance as well.
Graduate School Forms
The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies has recently switched over to the use of electronic forms. This is a requirement of the Graduate School and paper forms are no longer accepted. Deadlines for Nomination for Graduation and Leave of Absence forms can be found on the University of Rhode Island Graduate School 2017-2018 Academic Calendar. Any important forms that you will need for the GSLIS graduate program can be found on the Graduate School website, under “Professional Degrees,” including:
- Program of Study (Note: This form should be completed and reviewed by your faculty advisor prior to submission in your first or second semester. Important: The Graduate School does not accept initial Program of Study forms in a student’s final semester of graduate study.)
- Request to Change/Add a Degree Program
- Application for Leave of Absence
- Graduate School Petition to Appeal the Add or Drop Deadline
- Prior Approval for Off-Campus Graduate Study
- Nomination for Graduation
How to Stay Connected
- GSLIS Facebook
- GSLIS Twitter
- Instruction @ the URI Libraries: An occasional news letter. Learn about library resources for Graduate students, librarys FAQs for Grads, and support for online students. Also includes a savvy seminar search and feedback survey!
- Current Students Listserv: All new students should sign up for the GSLIS listserv as early as possible. This is the main way that we communicate with students on an ongoing basis.
- GSLIS Alumni Listserv
Recommended LIS Blogs
Blogs are rapidly becoming a dominant form of information dissemination. It is recommended that students read professional blogs as a way to keep up to date on the most current information and events in the Library and Information Science profession.
- J’s Scratchpad: Jennifer Baumgart’s blog on news librarianship
- Librarian in Black: “resources and discussions for the ‘tech-librarians-by-default’ among us”
- Library Stuff: Stephen M. Cohen’s “resources for keeping current and professional development”
- Stephen’s Lighthouse: Stephen Abram’s blog
- The Distant Librarian: “Comments on the world of Distance Librarianship”
- Resourceshelf: A list of high-quality web resources
- In the Library with the Lead Pipe: An open access, open peer reviewed journal founded and run by an international team of librarians