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:

  • Identify and communicate the ethical and historical foundations and core values of the information professions, data professions, and related disciplines.
  • Apply principles of the management of information and organizations to various functions in data and information environments.
  • Select, plan, implement, and apply information technology using creative, contextualized, and ethical approaches.
  • Design, plan, implement, evaluate, and advocate for information services that embody a commitment to inclusion and dedication to underrepresented and marginalized users and communities.
  • Understand and apply research in library, archival, museum studies, information science, data science, and stewardship, as well as other disciplines.
  • Develop and advance the contribution of the information professions to society through advocacy, continuing education, and lifelong learning for information professionals and the communities they serve.

Revised and affirmed by the faculty of the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship in April 2018.

Goals for Graduates prior 2017