The innovative distance education program at the School of Information Resources and Library Science is a model for higher education and the information industry for instructing information specialists and librarians on how to move information from place-to-place and from person-to-person. Geographically dispersed students directly experience electronic learning and communication via the Internet. Looking ahead to the future, this electronic wave of disseminating knowledge is increasingly more in demand and requires skills and expertise to successfully serve a clientele. This distance education program may be the only way a graduate student interested in information resources and library science can complete a program given his or her geographic location or other responsiblities that preclude moving near a university or driving long distances.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Technical Services Quarterly in 2000, published online on 20 October 2008, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J124v17n04_04

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