Library Science Education

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Dr. Kaye Dotson
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108 Ragsdale Building

Ms. Christy Hines
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Technology Recommendations

  • Students taking courses in the Master of Library Science Program need access to a computer and a reliable Internet connection.
  • It is highly recommended that your Internet service be high-speed. As a distance education student, your computer is your classroom. You will access e-mail, the Blackboard course site, online forums and chats, instant messaging, social networking tools, and various websites in your studies. Some online forums, such as SabaMeeting, have audio capabilities, so a microphone and speakers are desirable.
  • You will need a word processing program. Microsoft Word is recommended. You may also use other Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and PowerPoint. Microsoft Office and other software are available through ECU's Dowdy Student Store with special student pricing at
  • Symantec Anti virus is also required and is provided free. Once enrolled in classes, students can download the software from
  • Technical assistance is available on common issues such as network access and viruses via phone by calling 252.328.9866 or 800.340.7081 or via the web at

Consult the ECU 2014 Guide to Choosing a Computer.