I just came today from the orientation for my master’s in information sciences program at the University of Tennessee. It’s a top-20 program in a field that for decades has trained our nation’s librarians. Today, graduates also go into information management fields.
Since our work often involves information architecture, I’ve been thinking about getting an IS degree for a while now. It nicely meets the intersection of content and technology where we work.
I’m not changing my work schedule, and fortunately, the program is designed for working professionals, so my classes take place at night and on the weekends.
I’m pretty excited because one of my first two classes deals with metadata — one of my favorite topics! More on this as my program continues —
[And for those who are wondering, yes, it was hard for a Vanderbilt graduate to apply to UT, one of our big athletic rivals. However, the quality of the program — and the fact that it’s entirely available via distance education — really made my choice easy. Now if I can just convince my Vandy-grad dad that good things can come from UT….]