I am new to the community, and I am so glad that I stumbled on this site. I wanted to ask you a few questions about how I can better prepare myself for MLIS.
I am currently a 2nd/3rd year student majoring in History/Visual Arts. My cgpa is currently 3.00 and I joined organizations, such as British Columbia Library Association and Special Libraries Association. I also do a lot of volunteer work with the library. It's early to think about it know but I was thinking about applying to UBC, U of T, McGill, and UOW. (I think it'll take me another 3 years to graduate because I'm starting co-op in Fall).
I guess my question is:
1) If my grades were roughly around 3.00 (maybe higher since I still have time to boost it up!) and I joined many organizations related to the field, will it make my application stronger/will the affiliations and organizations make my application look better even if I do bad with grades?
2) Does anyone know anyone who got in with mediocre grades? This I want to hear, it might serve as an inspiration!