Rachel Murdock, Long Beach, Mississippi native, is pursuing her Master's in Library & Information Science with specializations in Archival Studies and Cultural Heritage Resource Management from LSU.
She is using the online format of her classes as an opportunity to see the world.
Currently Murdock is residing in Budapest, Hungary, taking classes while surrounded by dozens of museums, which helps her gain a worldly insight into the museum profession.
"The program being online has given me an opportunity to take classes anywhere. I can take what I'm learning in my classes, and apply it to what I see at museums and archives in Budapest, and gain a greater understanding of how diverse the profession can be globally," Murdock said.
After graduating, Murdock plans to work in collections management at a museum or to be an archivist.
"I chose LSU because I knew this university would give me the professional education I need at a cost I could afford," she said. "I am focused on museums and archives, but in the School of Library and Information Science I get to meet many future information professionals that I would not otherwise meet. Our online discussion boards allow us to see several sides of a topic, from a variety of perspectives, and I know that the contacts I'm making now will continue to help as I go out into the professional realm after graduation."
LSU's Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science prepares graduates for the opportunities and challenges of managing information in the 21st century. The degree has been fully accredited for over 80 years, and is the only accredited LIS degree in the state of Louisiana. The program is entirely online and includes specializations in eight professional areas.
The LSU School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) provides 100% online graduate and undergraduate education in the field of library and information science. It offers the only Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree in the state of Louisiana. The MLIS is accredited by the American Library Association. SLIS also offers a dual masters degree with the Department of History, an undergraduate minor, and four certificate options. SLIS is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.
Visit the School of Library & Information Science at lsu.edu/chse/slis
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.
Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at lsu.edu/chse