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Master of Library and Information Studies/Bachelor of Laws

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  • Objectives
    Dalhousie is the first university in Canada to offer the MLIS/LLB degree combination. Both degrees are obtained in four years, rather than five if taken separately. This program enables graduates to pursue careers as: Legal Librarians Information Officers (Federal Government) Legal Officers (Federal Government) Parliamentary Research Officers Federal and Provincial Clerks Federal or Provincial Policy Officers Intellectual Property Lawyers Internet and Media Lawyers Technology Lawyers Legal Editors Legal Publishers Research Lawyers, and more!
  • Practical experience
    There is a work placement practicum associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Library and Information Studies/Bachelor of Laws
  • Course description

    The program consists of the following:

    Year 1: First year classes of the MLIS program; INFO 0590 Practicum (Spring term) 
    Year 2: First year classes of the LLB program
    Year 3: 2 MLIS courses (1 required, 1 elective); 23-25 hours of LLB classes
    Year 4: 2 MLIS courses; 23-25 hours of LLB classes


    Electives of particular interest to students in the MLIS/LLB program include:

    Government Information Resources (SIM)
    Information Policy (SIM)
    Intellectual Property Law (LAW)
    Internet and Media Law (LAW)
    Advanced Legal Research (LAW)
    Reading Courses and Directed Research Papers (SIM/LAW)

    • INFO 0590.03: Practicum.
    • MGMT 5000.03: Management Without Borders: A Foundation Course for Masters Students in Management.
    • INFO 5500.03: Information in Society.
    • INFO 5515.03: Organization of Information.
    • INFO 5520.03: Research Methods.
    • INFO 5530.03: Information Sources & Retrieval.
    • INFO 5570.03: Organizational Management & Strategy.
    • INFO 5590.03: Information Management Systems.
    • INFO 6050.03: International Perspectives.
    • INFO 6150.03: History of the Book.
    • INFO 6250.03: Services and Resources for Young Adults.
    • INFO 6300.03: Government Information Resources.
    • INFO 6310.03: Resources for Business Intelligence.
    • INFO 6320.03: Legal Literature and Librarianship.
    • INFO 6330.03: Cataloguing and Classification.
    • INFO 6350.03: Indexing and Abstracting.
    • INFO 6370.03: Records Management.
    • INFO 6450.03: Services and Resources for Children.
    • INFO 6500.03: Users and Services.
    • INFO 6540.03: Database Management Systems.
    • INFO 6560.03: Collections Management.
    • INFO 6590.03: Information Sources in Science and Technology.
    • INFO 6600.03: Information Sources in the Humanities/Social Sciences.
    • INFO 6610.03: Information Policy.
    • INFO 6620.03: Electronic Text Design.
    • INFO 6630.03: Designing Interaction with Information Systems.
    • INFO 6640.03: Electronic Access to Information.
    • INFO 6650.03-6680.03: Academic Classes.
    • INFO 6681.03: Geospatial Information Management.
    • INFO 6682.03: Information Seeking Behaviour.
    • INFO 6700.03-6710.03: Reading Classes.
    • INFO 6750.03: Health Sciences Literature & Information Sources.
    • INFO 6800.03: Archives.
    • INFO 6810.03: Information Literacy.
    • INFO 6830.03: Information Retrieval.
    • INFO 6840.03: Digital Libraries.
    • INFO 6850.03: Special Topics in Information Management.
    • INFO 6880.03: Systems Analysis.
    • INFO 7390.03: Quantitative Methods.
    • INFO 9000.12: Thesis.
    • INFO 9001.06, 9002.06, 9003.00: Thesis.
    • INFO 9003.00: Thesis Continuing.
    • B. MIM
    • MGMT 5001.03: Information, People and Society.
    • MGMT 5002.03: Organization of Information, Part 1.
    • MGMT 5004.03: Knowledge Management, Part 1.
    • MGMT 5101.01: Information, People and Society, Part 2.
    • MGMT 5102.01: Organizational of Information, Part 2.

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