Limited Capacity: Only 25 students accepted each Fall. (No Spring admissions.)
Subject Areas: Archival Studies, Digital Archiving, Social Justice, Youth Services
Based on instructor availability
Fall Year 1: LS 500, LS 501, LS 513 (core classes can also be spread out between your first year and the second fall)
* Alternates years
Graduate Assistantships: 1st Preference for Graduate Assistantships for students taking at least 3 courses per semester. Requires 10 hours of work per week for ½ tuition and a stipend each semester.
EBSCO Scholars: At least 5 students per year from main campus cohort. Includes targeted internships and experiences in community archives, justice oriented archives, audio-visual preservation, and preservation in special collections. Covers ½ tuition.
- Opportunity to take courses in Book Arts
- Individual Courses as MLIS Electives
- Dual Degrees Opportunity (MLIS and MFA in Book Arts)
- Book Arts Certificate
- On Campus Engagement
- College and SLIS Research Brownbags and Special Lecture Series
- UA Cultural Programming
- Socialization and community building with other graduate students in CIS and on-campus.
- Academic Library Internships
- Heath Science Library Internships
- Local Archival Studies Internships
- Social activities through SLIS Student Organizations
- Student ALA: ALA’s Game & Gaming Roundtable, Queering Library School, etc.
- Edible Books Festival
- Youth Services Opportunities:
- SLIS Children’s Literacy Graduate Assistantship
- SLIS Book Bonanza for the Black Belt (and Beyond)
- Regional Children’s Literature Curation & Celebration: Kaigler Children’s Book Festival & DeGrummond Children’s Literature Collection
- SLIS Children’s Literature Collection & SLIS Crimson Review Blog
- Youth Programming Partnership with Local Public Libraries