Library and Information Science
Ripon offers pre-professional advising in library and information science.
Librarianship offers students an excellent opportunity to use knowledge and skills gained through their liberal arts and sciences education. Professional librarians have master’s or doctoral degrees in library and information science and come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds. Librarianship offers specialization in fields such as music, law, the medical sciences and business, to name a few.
Students interested in a career in library and information science will benefit from courses in computer science, education (for school librarianship), and history and art history (for archival management). Lane Library’s work-study positions offer student assistants the opportunity to shadow librarians in their departments and learn about the various facets of library work. Internships in the College Archives also are available.
Ripon College faculty and professional staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be and however often they may change along the way. It’s part of our value statement to you.
As a student at Ripon, you will be assigned a faculty adviser based on your area(s) of interest. You will meet with your faculty adviser throughout your time as a student to discuss your current aspirations, plan your course schedule and plot a future trajectory. Staff in the Office of Constituent Engagement and Career Services help to match your interests to concrete goals and construct a plan for success, offering support through three stages of career development – planning, exploration and search. Student Support Services provides tutoring and additional academic and skill development, as well as tools to help with note-taking, exam preparation, goal-setting and time management. Mentors in the Collaborative Learning Center provide in-depth, one-on-one or group mentoring for students about class projects and college-level writing, and can share problem-solving strategies to overcome academic obstacles.
Whether you choose a program that is international or domestic, it is an experience bound to change your view of the world. Click to learn more about Off-Campus Study and Liberal Arts In Focus at Ripon College.
Financial aid continues for students who choose to participate in an approved study-abroad program, minimizing additional expenses.