Information Science Current Student Resources

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Student Resources

Forms for current information science students, including plan of study, independent study, practicum and thesis.
Program handbooks have been developed to assist students throughout their academic experience. These handbooks do not constitute the whole of the University at Buffalo or the Graduate School of Education policies concerning students. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and comply with all policies, procedures and deadlines.
A student's program of study is a large investment of time and energy. Good advising ensures that this investment is spent wisely by having students reflect on how they can best match their talents and interests to career objectives and select courses that support these career objectives.
These academic regulations apply to all students matriculated into the program spring 2017 or after. Students matriculated into the program prior to spring 2017 may choose the previous program structure following the pre-2017 academic regulations; students who matriculated into the program spring 2012 or earlier may, for any issue, choose between current regulations, the pre-2017 regulations, or the pre-2012 academic regulations.
The primary purpose of the Department of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Association (LIS GSA) of the is to:
Our department offers an undergraduate minor in information studies, master's degrees in information and library science and in school librarianship, as well as an advanced certificate designed for master's degree graduates in information and library science who wish to upgrade their competencies or change career directions.
Welcome all new students who have been offered admission to a program within the Department of Libary and Information Studies. Newly admitted MS in Information and Library Science students should use the LIS Department Checklist as an introduction to their first semester.
All students enrolled in the Graduate School of Education are governed by school and university policies and procedures. Understanding these policies and procedures is crucial to your success as a student.
The study planner and portfolio serves as a tool for planning the student’s program of study and, upon completion of the program, demonstrates the meeting of program learning objectives as well as the student’s educational and professional goals.
The Graduate Student Association of UB (GSA) and the LIS-GSA provide a limited amount of funds to assist graduate students in presenting and attending research work at conferences.