Those of us here at blogMLS are thrilled to announce that the name of our prestigious master’s program in library science at University of Maryland is changing! From this point forward, the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies will offer and award a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS).
This program name change reflects what folks at the iSchool have been studying, teaching and learning for years. While we will continue to offer a very strong library-focused program, that is not, as many of you know, the only study or career option available to our students. Awarding an MLIS degree is more inclusive of those students who choose to emphasize areas such as information science, data curation, and community analytics and is more reflective of the world in which we live.
Administratively, all students graduating in Fall 2016 or later will be awarded a MLIS, and this will be reflected on your diplomas.
Those of us who have encouraged and pursued this change truly hope you are as excited as we are.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this name change, please don’t hesitate to reach out to email@example.com.