I have two friends who very recently completed distance MLIS degrees.  My
own MLIS was earned conventionally, not that terribly long ago (1993).
Based on conversations with these two folks throughout their educations,
comparing all three, I personally would be VERY wary of hiring someone who
had earned their degree in this way!  The two major things lacking: neither
program required a cataloging class (!?!?!?); and lack of access to an
actual, physical library.  For students who are living in an area where they
are near a decent university library that may not be such a big problem, but
for someone in the hinterlands I think they would be missing a great deal.
It's NOT all online yet!!!

Eris Weaver, MLIS
Redwood Health Library
314 Western Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952
707-778-9114 fax 707-765-2076
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