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Thu, May. 29th, 2014, 03:52 pm
alyssa_m92: New Library Science Student

Hello. I am a new library science student, and I'm having trouble deciding which direction I want to go in the library science field. I begin grad school in August, and am looking into researching some of my options. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice? Thank you!

Mon, Jun. 2nd, 2014 03:27 am (UTC)

Thanks everyone for your feedback. I currently work in a library in Circulation Services, so I know a little bit about library work. I am interested in Digital Libraries, Archiving, and Rare Books and Manuscripts, but I don't know which way I will go. Another question, I will be signing up for 9 credit hours soon and was curious as to how the homework load in grad school is like.

Mon, Jun. 2nd, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)

I worked full-time all through library school. 2 classes was manageable but got very stressful 2-3 times every semester depending on due dates/projects/etc. 1 class was preferable, but it makes the program really drag. I can't imagine doing 3 classes and surviving.

Wed, Jun. 4th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)

I was at Drexel's online program, and worked full time, so I was a part time student (no more than two classes per quarter allowed). I would say I spent an average of four hours a week on each class. They said that the average amount of time you should spend PER CLASS was 8-12 hours. However, I can't remember ever spending that much time on a class, and my grades were very good when I graduated.