DLIS prides itself as a tightly knit, collaborative community
that supports its students from the prospective admissions stage
through graduation and beyond. Our faculty and staff offer students
advising and guidance that supports their academic, personal and
Advising and mentoring are available with specialists eager to
find the information you need and offer sound advice that will
propel you to achieve your academic goals.
Students have the benefit of professional and academic
advisement from faculty. Faculty are available for current
and prospective students by phone or e-mail or in person by
appointment or during established group advising sessions or
walk-in hours prior to registration at the beginning of each
semester. They are the best resource for navigating course
selections and development of a personal career path.
For DLIS and University policies, our Administrative Assistants are
always eager to assist. They are ready and eager to assist
you with filling out forms and paperwork and navigating other
university offices/services such as Financial Aid, International
Students will meet with their assigned advisor in October prior to
registration for the Spring semester and in March prior to the
Summer and Fall semester. New students will need to have their
initial Plan of Study reviewed by the Director. Otherwise,
students should feel free to consult their advisors on an as-needed
Course Schedule and Registration
For information about courses and degree requirements,
Academic section of this site. For a list of
- All students must meet with their advisor prior to
- All students must register for LIS 270 – Colloquium each
- LIS 204 – Introduction to Library and Information Science must
be completed as one of your first two courses.
- Students who wish to do an Independent Study must receive prior
approval before registering.
Click here for the form.
- No student may register for more than five courses (15 credit
hours) during a single semester or two courses (6 credits) in a
single summer session.
- If you wish to register for a course outside of St. John’s
University, you will need to submit a petition (
click here for the form), a description of the course, and if
available, the syllabus of the desired course to the Director which
will then take it to the Dean for approval consideration.
- The University requires that a student be registered
continuously through the semester (s)he plans to graduate. If
not taking classes on campus, the student must register for LIS 925
– Maintaining Matriculation.
Schedule of Classes
Check the schedule of classes below for a list
- Spring 2014
- LIS 271 - Cultural Immersion - Jamaica - (March 1 -
- DLIS is pleased to offer a new study abroad opportunity! The
DLIS Cultural Immersion Program is partnered with the University of
the West Indies at Mona and provides the opportunity to spend 9
days in Jamaica – a country that is heavily represented in our
local communities and which contributes to the diverse cultural
richness of New York City. For more information,
Students are advised to check the Intranet (St. John’s
Central ) for other important information from the University’s
If you have questions or concerns please contact the DLIS Office
at (718)990-6200 or via e-mail at email@example.com