1 with 1 posters participating How to acquire a master in data and library science, a two-year degree program in data sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder, in just three months?
That’s what Mark Schleicher, a data scientist at the Boulder library, told Ars.
Schleich, who graduated from the university in February, is currently pursuing a master of science in library science and a bachelor of science degree program.
“It’s a very short time span, and I think that’s one of the reasons why people choose to go to CU,” he told Ars via email.
“It gives you the time to really understand the nuances of the library system, which is very important.”
A master’s degree in library sciences, for example, could provide students with valuable insights into how libraries interact with customers and what information they should be storing.
And because libraries are often staffed by professionals in the data science and library management fields, Schleiche said the master’s can also help students understand the different tools and software used to manage the data at their libraries.
“A master in library research is also a great starting point for an advanced data science degree,” he added.
“But a master is a good start for someone who wants to specialize in library technology, and libraries are also great for graduate students who want to specialize as data scientists or libraries administrators.”
If you can get a program in the library science area that focuses on the library and what they do with that data, that’s great.
If you want to go into library technology and have the tools and knowledge to run an operation that is not directly connected to a library, you should go to library science.
“Schleich said he was able to snag the degree from CU in less than three months by applying to the school’s online program.
While the program is not open to applicants who already have a master degree in another field, Schmeicher said that it was helpful to have the ability to take a “soft-launch” program that allowed him to apply for the program before his classes started.””
A lot of people have already signed up for the online program, but it’s a good first step.”
While the program is not open to applicants who already have a master degree in another field, Schmeicher said that it was helpful to have the ability to take a “soft-launch” program that allowed him to apply for the program before his classes started.
“We are in the process of expanding our master’s program so that we can open it up to everyone who wants it,” he wrote.
“We also have a limited number of openings for this master’s.
So if you are interested in the program, you can apply here, and if you have any questions, we would be happy to answer them.”
He added that the program offers “many opportunities for you to get involved with the library community, including volunteering at libraries, participating in our conferences, and even becoming a member of our executive board.”
Schmeichers’ master’s will be his first job in the field, and he said he hopes to get some internships at other libraries in the future.
“I would love to be a data science intern, or even a data analyst,” he suggested.
“In a world where people are making decisions about what data should be stored, and we’re not even talking about the big data stuff like social media and so forth, I think it’s important for us to have some hands on experience.”
Schlesich said that, while the program could be helpful for people interested in working in the big leagues of data, it’s not the best option for anyone just starting out.
“I would say that if you’re just starting in data, then the library can be a great place to start,” he advised.
“For someone who has been doing it for a while and has a lot of experience, the library might be a good place to get started.
But it’s definitely not for everyone.”