School of Library & Information Science Student Earns Grade of Distinction on Comprehensive Exam


LSU School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) graduate student Raymond Roebuck earned a grade of distinction on the SLIS comprehensive examination.

S students are required to take the Master’s Examination during their final semester in order to graduate. Roebuck’s achievement is very rare, with the last SLIS student passing with distinction in 2010.


“We in SLIS are all extremely proud of Raymond. His achievement is a testament to his dedication and hard work, as well as his ability, and serves as an inspiration and model for students who will come after him,” said Associate Professor Dr. Suzanne Stauffer.


A native of North Carolina, Roebuck is currently an elementary school librarian with a previous masters in special education. As a self-described “career student,” Roebuck has been enrolled part-time pursuing his masters in library & information science for nearly five years.


“I was never in a hurry with this program because one of my favorite things is learning and working on projects with other likeminded team members,” he said.

He credits his coursework and group projects within the SLIS program for his success on the comprehensive exam. Upon graduation in August 2014, Roebuck plans to continue his career as a school librarian.


“I want to work more with assistive technology applications for special education students with exceptionality, and I look forward to collaborating- maybe even working with youth services for a public library system,” Roebuck said of his future goals.


About SLIS
The LSU School of Library & Information Science prepares individuals for positions of responsibility in the field of library and information service and strives to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field.


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About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.


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