Student Orientation Resources
Below is a list of resources you may find useful at the start of your MLIS program.
- Incoming Student Checklist: Information on the steps you should complete upon entering the GSLIS program.
- GSLIS Orientation LibGuide: Created by Student ALA, this Libguide will answer any questions you have about obtaining your Student ID, getting your parking pass, parking on campus, using the library, and navigating e-Campus, Sakai, and your URI Webmail.
- Campus Links: All administrative, technology, transportation & parking, health & well-being, and service website links will be featured in this PDF.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- LibGuide to URI library services for GSLIS Students
- 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
Program of Study Forms
Program of Study forms are due to the Student Affairs Office by the end of your first semester in the program. This form should be completed and reviewed by your faculty advisor prior to submission. Every time a change is made to your Program of Study, you must review the change with your faculty advisor, fill out a new form, and submit to the Student Affairs Office as soon as possible. Important: The Graduate School does not accept initial Program of Study forms in a student’s final semester of graduate study.
How to Stay Connected
Stay informed with GSLIS’ important information and news.
- GSLIS Blog
- 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
Weblogs (or 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
Here is some useful information to help with your professional development, before and after graduation.
Here are some other forms you may need throughout your career in GSLIS.