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Brigham Young University. School of Library and Information Sciences

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1976-1993

Administrative History

The School of Library and Information Sciences (1976-1993) was a graduate program at Brigham Young University.

The School of Library and Information Sciences was established by Brigham Young University in 1976. Organized with the intent to better train librarians for the university, the school educated students so that they could use their abilities for better efficiency areas such as learning resource centers, instructional media centers, libraries, and information centers. In 1993, the school was closed by the university.

Citation

Its Occasional research paper, no. 1 (ser.) Marchant, M. P. SPSS as a library ... 1977: t.p. (School of Library and Information Sciences, Brigham Young University)

BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, October 14, 2013 (graduate program at Brigham Young University; established in 1976; previously known as Graduate Department of Library and Information Sciences; organized to better train librarians for the university; under direction of College of Humanities, 1982-1993; educated students to use abilities for better efficiency; learning resource centers; instructional media centers; libraries; information centers; directors, Maurice P. Marchant (1977-1983) and Nathan M. Smith (1983-1988); closed by the university in 1993) https://sites.lib.byu.edu/byuorg/index.php/Brigham_Young_University._School_of_Library_and_Information_Sciences

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

BYU Library School Reunion records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5598
Scope and Contents Contains programs, a flier, DVDs, and a guest book from the March 30, 2012 BYU Library School Reunion. Also contains a schedule of events and a contact list for attendees, as well as an Ode to the Library School. Also contains a photograph from the closing of the Library School in 1993. Dated 2012.

Department of Library and Information Sciences faculty personnel records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 771
Scope and Contents Includes files on H. Thayne Johnson, Maurice P. Marchant, Lucile M. Thorne, Hattie M. Knight, and Merle Edwin Lamson. Also includes copies of reports prepared for the Association of Library and Information Sciences.

Graduate School records on academics, 1972-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials focus on the academic situation of various departments from 1972 to 1981. Materials include audits of departments, information concerning the David O. McKay Institute, the School of Library and Information Sciences, and minutes of various meetings from 1972 to 1981. Many of the meeting minutes are from advisement centers around Brigham Young University campus about the graduate studies role on campus. Correspondence between Graduate Studies and the various departments is included.

Graduate School records on School of Library and Information Sciences, 1972-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials focus on the Graduate Studies relationship with the School of Library and Information Sciences from 1972 to 1981. Materials include reports about the programs goals, statistics, budget and personnel of the program. Materials focus on the development of the program and includes correspondence from 1975 to 1980.

Graduate School reports, 1972-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 5
Scope and Contents Reports of various Graduate Studies programs from 1972 to 1981. Materials include reports prepared by research committees to improve the performance various departments and entities on Brigham Young University campus. These include the School of Library and Information Sciences, the David O. McKay Institute of Education, and several evaluations of Graduate Studies outreach programs to undergraduates. Materials consist of reports prepared by research committees.

Marsha D. Broadway professional records, 1985-2011

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 1-10
Identifier: MSS 7964 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains the professional records collected by Marsha D. Broadway, including a copy of the devotional address she gave in May 2006, her curriculum vitae and final job description from 2011, and several files pertaining to the School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS). The SLIS records include course and rank advancement information, as well as information about the closure of the school in 1993, 1985-2001.

Nathan M. Smith scrapbooks, 1969-1993

 Series — oversize: 1
Identifier: UA 5600 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains four scrapbooks from the School of Library and Information Sciences. Scrapbooks include photographs of faculty, staff, and students as well as photographs from various library conventions, dinners, and parties. Also contains a scrapbook with photographs from a library school 25-year reunion in 1991.

Proposal for a school of library and information sciences

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 957
Scope and Contents This collection is the Harold B. Lee Library Administrative Council's Proposal for a School of Library and Information Sciences.

Victor W. Purdy papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8107
Scope and Contents Contains materials from Victor Purdy's time at Brigham Young University. This includes class records, course syllabi, and student assignments, as well as minutes from various committees within the School of Library and Information Sciences, Purdy's own research on Pueblo Indians, and biblographic files. These materials date from 1959 to 1993.

School of Library and Information Sciences audio-visual materials, approximately 1954-1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1105 Series 10
Scope and Contents Materials include audio-visual materials from the School of Library and Information Sciences. Includes filmstrips and posters. Dated approximately 1954-1993.