The final requirement of the M.L.S. degree program at St. John’s is successfully completing a comprehensive examination. I am scheduled to take the test next month, so I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front. The test will include a number of essay questions, of which I have to select two from core areas, and the third from either a different core area or an elective.
The topics I am mastering in preparation for this test are information organization (including classification and subject headings), research methods, database design, library automation, and authority control.
Wish me luck and Godspeed!