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This page is dedicated to resources for students new to the iSchool’s ALA accredited MLIS Program. On it you’ll find information on Orientation, frequently asked questions, and links to lots of resources that you’ll need. We hope that it serves a handy centralized location for all your information needs. If you have a question or suggestion for what we should include PLEASE don’t hesitate to let us know!
How do I apply for/get a Graduate Assistantship (GA)? GA positions do not become available on a regular schedule. They become available as students leave the positions (if the funding is still available) and when new positions are created (typically Continue reading FAQ – Financial Aid
Who’s my advisor? Please contact Jasbir Thiara (email@example.com) for advising questions. How do I decide what classes to take? Talk to your Advisor We suggest that you speak with an advisor (Jasbir Thiara firstname.lastname@example.org) about your career goals and interests in order Continue reading FAQs – Advising & Course Planning
How do I know what text books I need? For every class you take, you should check the class Testudo listing to see if there are textbooks required for the course. Go to testudo.umd.edu Find the listing for your individual course Continue reading FAQs – Supplies
How do I change my specialization? Please contact your advisor (email@example.com) if you wish to change your specialization from the one which you applied for. NOTE: Students interested in the School Library specialization must be admitted to the program and submit paperwork Continue reading FAQs – Registration & Specializations
Where should I live? Graduate students have many different housing options available to them. A great place to begin your search is the Off-Campus Housing Services Office located in the Stamp Student Union. This office works in cooperation with local landlords, homeowners, Continue reading FAQs – Housing & Transportation
Is there health insurance for students? Yes. Take a look at the University Health Center website for more information about health insurance plans available to students. Do I really have to submit immunization records? Yes, ALL students are required to submit immunization records, even those who Continue reading FAQs – Health & Personal Care
Who should I contact with Questions or Comments? The Student Services Office and Lissa Snyders (firstname.lastname@example.org) in particular are the point of contact for advising, program requirements, and general questions. If need be she will refer questions to the Program Manager (Lindsay Continue reading FAQs – General Questions
Welcome new students! Below is a TON of information that should help you get started with the program. You can find even more information on the FAQ posts all organized into handy categories. Remember to Accept enrollment! In your official Continue reading New Student Welcome Packet!
On Tuesday, August 25 the iSchool hosted its annual new student orientation. Around 200 new students, faculty, and staff participated in Tuesday’s activities. During the morning session our students heard from speakers including: Interim Dean, Dr. Brian Butler, who set the tone Continue reading 2015 New Student Orientation – Watch Anytime!
Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 25, from 8:30am – 4:00pm in the Colony Ballroom on the second floor of the Stamp Student Union. Come to meet faculty and staff and your fellow students, and to learn about Maryland, Continue reading Fall 2015 iSchool Orientation Agenda and Registration Information