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    2018 Fall
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  1. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    I had the same issue. I haven’t been able to register yet. I emailed my advisor and I guess they’re working on it. I called the registrar’s office and they said it’s because the department hasn’t officially updated the online application so we don’t have access to the right page. I’m not sure when we’re going to be able to register, but hopefully soon.
  2. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    As far as I know we will receive registration info in a letter from Dr. Elmborg, the program director. I'm not sure when we're supposed to receive the letter. I was told it would be "soon" but I haven't received anything yet. Yay! I would love that! I am waiting to book my flight until I get my letter so I can see the exact schedule. I am tentatively planning on arriving Wednesday night or Thursday morning and I'm planning on leaving on Sunday most likely.
  3. catsbloom

    Fulbright 2019-2020

    Check out this link. It has information about the webinars.
  4. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    No problem, I wasn't sure if the letter was coming in the mail or as an email. I did email Dr. Bourne to accept my spot and she emailed me back. Hopefully she will get back to you soon. She's been fairly responsive to my emails so I'm assuming she'll confirm that she received your answer. I've heard that the orientation will be August 15-August 18th. I believe the event on the evening of August 15th is optional. That's all I know so far!
  5. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    @Keyjennic - Hey, quick question! I'm still waiting on my official letter. The last thing I received was an email welcoming me to the program. Did your letter mention anything about a deposit? The email I received mentioned that I need to commit to the program by May 7. I was just wondering how much money if any I need to set aside in the next week or so!
  6. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    Congrats! I have a coworker who is starting UB's program in the fall.
  7. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    Congrats! I just received my notice of acceptance! The email said that I will receive a formal acceptance letter soon.
  8. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    I contacted the program today. We will not receive our letters today, but it sounds like emails and official acceptance letters will be sent out this week.
  9. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    I wonder if they're mailing decisions. I would have assumed that the online system would have sent out the decision letter yesterday if it were digital. Hopefully we get something on Monday!
  10. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    @iCats @Keyjennic - It looks like we're getting closer. My online portal shows that my application was reviewed by the department. No decision yet!
  11. catsbloom

    MLIS job prospect?

    My understanding is that it helps if you're willing to move for a job. The librarians I work with have all encouraged me to conduct a wide search once I have my MLIS. If you're not tied to one geographic area then you will certainly have more options. I know that personally it took me several attempts to land a para position in an academic library, but I am also tied to my current city for the next year or two.
  12. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    Was that for the Alabama program?
  13. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    No, it’s supposed to be a Fall 2018 start. People in the program are supposed to attend an orientation on campus in mid-August. You’re probably thinking of the hybrid program.
  14. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    I applied before the priority deadline as well. I indicated that I'd like to be considered for department funding opportunities on the online funding application form and I made an effort to have everything submitted before the March 1st deadline specifically so I would be considered for funding. I initially assumed that we would have heard before April 15th if they were offering funding. I had no clue that they were waiting until April 1 to even review our applications. I guess they don't really value the distance program as much. Unfortunately, that's my perception of things now. If the department were concerned about attracting the best applicants then they would have had their decisions made before April 15. Honestly, I wish the department had been more transparent about their general timeline. It's annoying that registration is open and classes are filling up, and we haven't even been officially accepted or rejected yet.
  15. catsbloom

    Let’s just TALK about it...

    It turns out my prospective department is not reviewing applications this week due to a conference. So they're not even notifying people until AFTER April 15th. I've been compulsively checking my application portal throughout the week for nothing.

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