Graduate Advising

General advising questions for graduate degree programs and certificate programs can be directed to: For individual problems or concerns, refer to one of the advisors listed below, or one of our office staff.

For Advising Resources, please click the links below:
Video Supplements
Other Resources


Bruce Fulton - Advisor, M.A. in Library and Information Science & Graduate Certificates
Assistant Professor & Certificate Coordinator
View Bruce's profile here.
To schedule an appointment with Bruce Fulton, please login to UA WiseAdvising here.
  • Login with your NetID
  • Select your college: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Select your department: School of Information
  • Select "Bruce Fulton: Assistant Professor"
  • Choose an open, blue block of time to meet or come in during listed walk-in hours. For distance students, you may also arrange to meet via Skype, Google+ Hangouts or phone. 

Note: If you can't meet during scheduled hours, please email to schedule mutually convenient advising hours. 

Steven Bethard - Advisor, M.S. in Information - beginning fall 2018

Assistant Professor

Support Staff:

For a complete list of Staff areas of responsibility, visit

Barb Vandervelde
Manager of Administration
(520) 621-3567
Room 405
Amy Haas
Business Manager, Sr.
(520) 621-3566
Room 335B
Luis Zozaya
Program Coordinator
(520) 626-5230
Room 403
Jana Phillips
Program Coordinator
(520) 621-3565
Room 409


Video Supplements
Videos are recorded in HD. To view videos in larger format, click the YouTube icon in the lower right corner of the video once the video begins play
and then select the larger playback options on YouTube, along with playback speed and preferred resolution. 

General Advising - Covers Advising Roles, Key People, Resources on Campus

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*New* - Updated for Spring 2018 Requirements - Curriculum and Coursework - Covers the Master's in Library and Information Science Curriculum including required, distributed and elective coursework

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Distributed electives links:

Thesis Credit Students may elect to complete a thesis. For thesis guidelines, see With the prior approval of the director, thesis work, where applicable, may be done in absentia under the direct supervision and guidance of a faculty member.

Academic Progress, Degree Policies - Covers required GPA, C Policy, Leaves of Absence and Withdrawal, other degree policies

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Link to all policies page - 


Plan of Study - Covers the Plan of Study, Course Worksheet and Completion of Degree requirements

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Gradpath FAQ for Students (includes info on the Plan of Study):

Gradpath Videos (Courtesy of the Optics Department)

Here are two sites you can use to check your degree status:


ePortfolio - Covers the ePortfolio and overview of the reflection requirements

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Directions on how to create reflections in Google Docs PDF Download.
ePortfolio Content PDF Download 
Google shared link to ePort Track Sheet - Please do not request access to this document, you won't get it. First, log in to your eportfolio folder. Then, click on the link, select File and then and save a copy to your shared Google reflection folder. Then edit the copy in your folder. 


Internships - Covers internship requirements including regular internships and the capstone requirement

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Introduction to D2L - The online course management / classroom environment

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Note: Effective August 2018, the University of Arizona has adopted the Brightspace / Daylight skin for D2L, which changes its appearance but not most of the functionality. The functionality of the video above still works as demonstrated but the appearance of the screens has changed in some cases. For a look at the Brightspace skin, please visit the following YouTube Playlist of 20 short videos published by the Brightspace developers: View Playlist.

You may also self-register for a short Student D2L Orientation course. Visit for more information. 

D2L Navigation Tips and Tricks PDF Download

Other Resources


Syllabi for current and previously scheduled courses may be searched at

Course Planning Worksheets - use these Excel worksheets to develop your plan of study for the Master's in Library and Information Science. Note: You must be signed into your UA Google account in order to see and copy the Google Sheet Versions to your UA Google drive. Instructions on how to do that are included in the ePortfolio folder instructions above. 

*NEW* For MA students admitted Spring 2018 and after - Excel Format
For MA students admitted Fall 2015 through Fall 2017 - Excel Format | Google Sheets (to edit, save a copy to your ePortfolio folder)
For MA students admitted prior to Fall 2015- Excel Format | Google Sheets (to edit, save a copy to your ePortfolio folder)
For MS students - Excel Format

4 Year Graduate Schedule



College of Social and Behavioral Sciences