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September 04 2014

Course list for Rupert Giles, Master of Library Sciences Candidate, Michaelmas Term 1982. My library school courses weren't nearly this interesting.

Pedant Alert: "Michaelmas Term" is only used at certain English, Welsh and Irish Universities. British Universities don't offer a course called "Master Of Library Sciences". City University London has "MA/MSC Library Science", but doesn't have Michaelmas Term.

[ edited by mr_waterproof on 2014-09-05 08:56 ]
Digital curation in 1982? That would be Taking Care of Ink-Stained Fingers?

Surely it would have been MA in Librarianship? I can't imagine him doing a Library qualification in the US back then. No librarian I know over here has an MLS.

mr_waterproof They make Gileses at Oxford, so my guess is that Michaelmas term would be about right. (Though I'm not sure if they offer a librarianship MA there. Sheffield, perhaps?)

Oook.
I know that when my mother studied at the University of Aberystwyth (in Wales), the renowned College of Librarianship issued Bachelor of Library Science degrees and she was on of those granted such a degree...however, that was the 1970s.

By the 1990s and early 2000s, it had become a Master's Degree in Library Science. Now, it's a 1-year MA degree according to the University's website.
I must send this on to my librarian friends! However well or poorly it is nested in the real world, it's pretty good.
Okay, getting a Masters in '82; taking "The Dark Age" as a(n) hiatus of some real duration, and that not all Wacthers use "librarian " as a cover identity, this can be made compatible with Our Rupert's having been born the same month as Tony himself was.

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