MLS Outcomes

The goal of the SLIM Master of Library Science program is to prepare creative problem solvers who will provide proactive client-centered services in information agencies.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the SLIM Master of Library Science degree program will be able to:

         Foundations of the Profession
P.O. 1  Articulate a philosophy of ethical and client-centered information services for the library and information professions.

         Information Resources
P.O. 2     Explain and implement the development, maintenance, and management of collections and resources to meet specific information needs.

        Organization of Recorded Knowledge and Information
P.O. 3     Explain, use, maintain, and develop systems to organize and retrieve recorded knowledge.

        Technological Knowledge and Skills
P.O. 4     Employ current and emerging technologies effectively for communication, and to search for, identify, repackage, and deliver information resources.

        Reference and User Services
P.O. 5     Retrieve, evaluate, and synthesize information resources to fulfill an information needs assessment; evaluate the usefulness of these resources to the user.

P.O. 6     Evaluate, critique, and discuss new research in the field; assess library or information problems and identify an appropriate research method.

     Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning
P.O. 7     Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning by participating in professional development activities and disseminating new information to colleagues and patrons.

      Administration and Management
P.O. 8     Aid in effective and appropriate change in library and information services through collaboration, communication, and collegiality.


Professional Values

As reflective practitioners, graduates will demonstrate the following professional values:

P.V. 1 Commit to quality client-centered services, advocate for equity and value diversity in its many forms.

P.V. 2 Demonstrate leadership potential, with creativity in problem solving and openness to new ideas.

P.V. 3 Exhibit ethical behavior, knowledge, and attitudes.

P.V. 4 Guide and teach current and future clients and information professionals to ensure the continued growth of the field.