Upon completion of the Master of Library and Information Science degree, graduates will incorporate the theories, knowledge, skills, ethical foundations, and social responsibilities of the information professions into professional practice for the benefits of users.  The MLIS degree program includes and incorporates the library, archival, information, and data sciences as well as data stewardship within the information professions.

Specifically, MLIS graduates will be able to:

  • Promote intellectual freedom, transparency, and equity of access to information and data.
  • Draw upon the ethics, values and history of the information professions and other related disciplines.
  • Apply principles of the management of information and organizations to various functions in data and information environments.
  • Advance the creative and ethical applications of information technologies.
  • Plan, implement, evaluate, and advocate services offered by information professionals to meet the needs of diverse users.
  • Understand and apply research in library, archival, information, and data science and stewardship, as well as other disciplines.
  • Promote a commitment to the advancement of the information professions through advocacy, continuing education and lifelong learning.

Revised and affirmed by the faculty of the Library and Information Science Program in September 2017

Goals for Graduates prior 2017