Application Procedures

Certificate in Advanced Library and Information Science (CALIS)

Follow instructions carefully. Incomplete applications are not processed.

Application form: Complete, sign, and date. Follow instructions carefully. Applications incorrectly completed will not be processed. List all colleges ever attended, including non-degree studies.

One official copy of transcripts: Two official original transcripts from all colleges/universities ever attended must be mailed to the LIS program. These must bear the signature of the school’s registrar and official seal. If the transcript is not in the English language, two original transcripts (in the original language) as well as two official original translated transcripts in English must be provided. Any unusual transcript records must be addressed in the Statement of Objectives.

Two letters of reference: Written by faculty members, librarians and/or employers, and sent directly to the LIS program. They should address the applicant’s potential in post-graduate study and provide an opinion as to their suitability in a library and information career. Inform referees that program policy allows students to view these letters.

Authorization/Confidentiality: Written consent in the application form is required for those wishing to designate a friend/relative who can obtain information about your application status. No information is disclosed without this authorization.

Supplementary Information Form: The form and all supporting documents, such as certified bank statements, are required for international applicants.

Computer Literacy Checklist demonstrating proficiency.

The Statement of Objectives serves as a means of judging an applicant’s writing ability, and must be in essay form between 500 and 1,000 words long. A resume or curriculum vitae may augment