Admissions Deadlines for SLIS

The deadline for admissions in the Fall 2016 semester has been extended to July 1. If you or someone you know would like to apply, complete the online application by that date.

 Soar to the top! Join the Masters program students in information science and library science for an MIS or MLS degree. We offer several concentrations as well as dual degree in MBA/MIS and JD/MLS with the NCCU Schools of Business and Law.

 See our Admissions page for details on application. The online ApplyYourself form is located at: You can start your application process now.

 The deadline for admissions in the Spring 2017 semester is Oct 1. However, with a rolling admissions process, you may be able to apply later. See contacts below.

If you have any questions about applying, please contact: Ms. Sabrina Butler, Director of Graduate Recruitment, 919-530-7388,

Degree question contacts:

MIS – Dr. Deborah Swain, 919-530-7502,                            

MLS – Dr. Chad Morgan,

Application to graduate is May 27th!

If you are interested in applying to graduate this summer (2016), you must submit attached application to advisor by May 27 and copy (cc:) Ms. Tawanda Burno in the School of Graduate Studies ( Be sure to sign the attached form, check summer 2016 at top, indicate degree and concentration, and write name of advisor on form. Scan can be emailed or copy faxed (919-530-6402).

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Welcome to the new! This page contains information about the North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences Master of Library Science and Master of Information Science degree programs. The SLIS is ALA accredited and offers a variety of degree programs designed for the returning student and working professional. If you have questions or comments, please contact the administrator of this page.

Youth Services Consultant South Carolina State Library

Youth Services Consultant
South Carolina State Library

The South Carolina State Library invites applications for the position of Youth Service Consultant. The State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for South Carolina’s public libraries. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger.

Position Overview: This position requires competency in all aspects of public library children’s services, with an interest in and openness to innovation and the ability to work with public library staff to bring about needed change and implement best practices in delivery of children’s/youth services. A confident, patient, and encouraging approach is needed to work effectively in all kinds of library situations, including rural and underserved communities as well as well-supported libraries. Requires excellent communication skills, including social media, to ensure that the information that benefits children, teens, and their families reaches those audiences. This position is key in developing a strong network of children’s services providers throughout the state.

Job Responsibilities
The Youth Services Consultant performs the following activities:
• Provide consultation and guidance on a broad range of library service topics and practices to public librarians and school librarians throughout the state.
• Collaborate within and outside the SC State Library to create meaningful learning opportunities for librarians.
• Coordinate statewide summer reading activities including special events such as StoryfestSC.
• Coordinate and develop special projects (including grant funded programs) relating to school and public library services for children and teens.
• Act as a liaison between school and public libraries for the coordination of services and furthering collaborative projects and efficiencies.
• Serve as SCSL’s liaison to identified children’s and youth services initiatives and forums at the state and national level; represent South Carolina’s values and positions in regard to children’s and youth library services.
• As part of the Library Development team, support children’s/youth services elements of all projects undertaken by the team.
• Research and recommend for purchase tools and resources for service improvement and innovation statewide; develop expertise and ability to train others in the use of these tools and resources.
• Model meaningful learning and teaching which results in seamless advocacy for school librarians and public librarians and library services for youth.
• Engage in field work to better assess conditions in public libraries, and create strong relationships with other service providers. Collaborate with other agencies, organizations, and school libraries to assess the reading and literacy needs of South Carolina families and children, and ensure the provision of responsive library services. Serve as an advocate and spokesperson for children and youth audiences at each opportunity.
• Undertake all reporting, financial and other paperwork and documentation necessary for the completion of the position responsibilities. The position advises State Library administrators on needed services and resources, and actively works to support agency goals and promote library development.
Minimum Requirement and Additional Requirements:
• Master’s degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association and four years of experience in a professional library positions with responsibilities related to children’s and youth services. Knowledge of public library principles and practices; broad general educational background.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of public library consulting. Knowledge of typical library issues and problems. Knowledge of programs and resources currently available to address those concerns. Ability to select, plan, schedule and implement programs related to library service areas. Knowledge of the principles and procedures of children’s and youth services in a library setting. Ability to speak confidently in front of a group.

Find a full position description and instructions for applying in the attachment, or on the SC Library Jobs List:

Librarian opening at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va.

The Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins University (Roanoke, Va.) invites applications for the position of Technical Services and Metadata Librarian.

The librarian will provide leadership for acquisition and bibliographic control and/or metadata of materials in all formats. They will create original metadata records for the catalog and digital collections, plan and supervise cataloging and acquisitions operations, and administer the library’s digital content initiatives. Candidates are sought who possess a high level of flexibility and creativity, are committed to cross-functional librarianship, and are eager to participate in the daily life of a small, liberal arts university community. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

For the complete position posting, including qualification requirements and application instructions, visit Review of applications will begin June 10, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer. Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.

Job opportunity at NoveList

NoveList and is currently hiring for a Metadata Librarian. This position would be ideal for someone who is passionate about books and reading. Some of your students might be a good fit for this position – could you pass this along to any recent, upcoming, or past graduates that you think might be interested?

Information about the job can be found at

Vacancies at Joyner Library, East Carolina University

Joyner Library on the campus of East Carolina University has openings for the two attached positions. Please share with others who may be qualified and interested.
State Posting Events Programs Coord

#942033 Outreach & Instruction Librarian Special Collections

Position Announcement – Virginia Tech University Libraries

Virginia Tech’s University Libraries seeks creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Learning Services Librarian. The Libraries aspire to prepare students to work, live, and thrive within a global context, and to partner with faculty incorporating a wide array of literacies, fluencies, competencies, and pedagogies into their teaching practices. Working widely across the library system and the University, this position presents an opportunity to be deeply engaged across the teaching and learning enterprise.
While the core duties of this position will revolve around designing and implementing various types of library instruction, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape parts of this position based on his or her interests and skills. In particular, the successful candidate will work with Learning Services leadership to identify and build partnerships with liaison departments that would be an appropriate match for the successful candidate’s background and interests. To view the full position announcement, please visit Review of applications will begin on June 10.

Position Vacancy – Health Sciences Research & Education Librarian – Virginia Commonwealth University

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research and Education Librarian. The Research and Education Librarian will serve as the liaison to the School of Pharmacy. In this position the liaison will assume a leadership role for providing research and instructional support for School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.
For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at Review of applications will begin June 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to, complete the application and submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

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