August 28, 2014

As Online Degrees Become More Prevalent, Questions Linger

Online MLS programs have become more and more widespread, offering people who don’t live near an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university, who work full time, or who are otherwise unable to attend a traditional Master’s program the chance to get their library science degree through online coursework. The perception of these programs, according to a recent poll on the blog Hiring Librarians, hasn’t kept pace with their prevalence. The informal survey found that some librarians remain concerned about the quality of these programs, and question whether they provide students the skills to succeed in the field.

Dallas PL Names Permanent Director

Mary Jo Giudice

Mary Jo Giudice has been named Director of the Dallas Public Library (DPL), effective December 26, 2012. Giudice has worked for the Dallas Public Library in a variety of capacities since 2004, most recently as interim assistant director for programming and communications.