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