Becoming a Library & Information Professional

Are you considering getting your Master’s in Library and Information Studies?

Learn about the School of Library & Information Studies’ Florida State University and School of Library & Information Science, master’s degree program.

Dr. Christie Koontz from FSU will be there to share information about the 36 hour completely online master’s degree programs. If you are working in a library or an organization that requires the expertise of an information professional — and wondering what it would take to get a Master’s Degree to become a professional Library or Information Professional or School Media Specialist– then this informative workshop is for you.

The presenter will cover the degree programs at Florida State University including admission requirements, distance learning options, costs and financial aid availability. Join this session for all your questions to be answered.

Dr. Koontz is a faculty member at Florida State University since 1990. Her academic training and work life are in communications, including journalism, advertising, and marketing. Her Ph.D is from the School of Information Studies at FSU.

Koontz pioneered the critical need to understand the geographic and spatial nature of individual libraries, by collecting data that describe people who use a single library, and what Koontz’ research is the basis of the U.S. Public Library Geographic Database (accessible through this site.) The database includes relevant US census data and library use data from 16,000 communities. Koontz teaches marketing domestically and abroad. Koontz is an associate in research at the School of Library and Information Studies, facilitating recruitment, and teaching marketing and storytelling. She is chapter advisor to the ALA Student Chapter which won “Best in the Nation 2012.”

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