TITLE

Committees deliberate changes to U. of Maryland library school

AUTHOR(S)
T. G.
PUB. DATE
June 1991
SOURCE
American Libraries;Jun91, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p476
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the creation of committees at the University of Maryland library school to deliberate on changes planned for the school as of June 1991. The creation of the committees follows a university provost's recommendations to drop the Ph.D. program, administratively restructure the college, and reduce the size of the Master of Library and Information Science (MLS) program. Announced in April 1991, the recommendations are part of a plan to close a $25 million budget shortfall facing the university. Committees are being formed to study downsizing the MLS program and the economics of the Ph.D. program; relocation, the possible dispersal of the university's College of Library and Information Science (CLIS) faculty into other departments; and joint opportunities with other departments, for instance, administratively grouping library education with other departments. Claude Walston, dean of CLIS, expressed confidence that a cap on MLS enrollment previously imposed by CLIS and the minimal financial impact of the Ph.D. program would pass committee scrutiny. He also said that the Maryland Library Association is drafting a resolution at its annual meeting. They are planning to offer a joint master's program.
ACCESSION #
14985016

 

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