Brigham Young University. School of Library and Information Sciences
- Existence: 1976 - 1993
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:
Materials include files pertaining to the faculty of the School of Library and Information Sciences. Includes minutes and correspondence. Dated 1960-1993.
School of Library and Information Sciences materials on the Graduate Association of Library and Information Sciences, 1954-1993
Materials include newsletters, correspondence, reports, and minutes from the Graduate Association of Library and Information Sciences. Also includes a plaque stating Brigham Young University's charter membership of the American Library Association. Dated 1954-1993.
Contains two posters dealing with library rules and ethics, seven bookmarks containing the "7 deadly sins of book care", and a book bag from the School of Library and Information Sciences. Also includes a sequence of oversize publicity posters advertising the Library and Information Science degree. Dated between 1980 and 1993.
Contains records and information from the School of Library and Information Sciences. The materials include correspondences, minutes, reports, filmstrips, newsletters, posters, and awards. The materials pertain to faculty, students, and organizations associated with the department. Dated 1954-1993.
Includes class handouts, examinations, course outline, memoranda, and photocopied documents for cataloging exercises.
Shields kept a file of student information cards on each student who attended her Library Science classes. Cards include information concerning student name, address, campus job, hometown, marital status, educational background, and lists Library Science classes previously taken from Shields. Most cards include a photograph of the student. Cards are arranged alphabetically.
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. Includes two folders containing photographs of students and student organizations.
Within this series are index cards containing bibliographic information on a variety of subjects related to Purdy's teaching and doctoral dissertation. Topics include LIS 540, LIS 488, dissertation sources, Pueblo Native American Tribes. There are no discernable dates of composition although it appears he acquired the information over a number of years.