Library Science Program Expanded To Meet Demand
To meet the needs of individual students and the public schools of Missouri, the Department of Library Science and Information Services has continued the expansion of its programs. Courses were offered at off campus sites in North Kansas City and St. Joseph and online. In October the department received approval for a new degree program: Master in Library Information Technology. The program was designed to provide students with appropriate knowledge and training to deal with technology within a library environment. University of Central Missouri is the only institution in Missouri to offer this program, and beginning in the spring the department offered courses in it.
The department also began work on a new undergraduate degree program. It will meet the new school library certification requirements approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Plans are to have the Bachelor of Science in Education in Library Science approved for the 2001-02 academic year.