Program Outcomes & Professional Values

Program Outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Library Science Program will be able to:
  1. Articulate a philosophy of client-centered information services based on the epistemological and ethical foundations of the library and information professions.
  2. Explain and apply interdisciplinary theories and models relevant to managing library and information service agencies.
  3. Conduct an information needs assessment, and design and evaluate customized information services and products based on those needs.
  4. Identify a need, then retrieve, interpret, and/or repackage relevant information resources and evaluate their use and impact.
  5. Affect appropriate changes by using effective collaborative, communication, and organizational skills.
  6. Teach information literacy skills in order to facilitate effective learning organizations.
  7. Demonstrate life-long learning skills by continually acquiring new knowledge, skills, and perspectives to respond to changing conditions.
  8. Communicate effectively in writing, in conversation, and in using information technologies.
Professional Values
As reflective practitioners, graduates will demonstrate the following professional values:
  1. Value self and others, i.e., possess confidence in one’s decisions and value diversity in its many forms.
  2. Exhibit professional behavior, knowledge, and attitudes, based on client-centered philosophy and ethical guidelines.
  3. Advocate for others by displaying a commitment to quality and equity.
  4. Demonstrate leadership by displaying vision, adaptability, openness to new ideas, and risk-taking behavior.
  5. Imagine outside the box by demonstrating creativity in problem solving, management, and other professional activities.
These outcomes and values can be found on the SLIM web site at