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Brigham Young University. School of Library and Information Sciences



  • 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.

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)

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Victor Purdy teaching materials, 2003, 1966-1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8107 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains syllabi, course packs, notes and student papers. Three classes are prominently represented; they are LIS 513 selection and acquisition of materials, LIS 540 communication and information use among scholars and scientists, and LIS 696 library operations research. Prior to 1986, LIS 696 was a research seminar without a specific focus. After 1986, the course focused on collection assessment and became library operations research. Other courses present are LIS 549/614 literature of...
Dates: 2003; 1966-1993