Engaging learning, research, and knowledge to shape library and information environments and organizations to enable access.
To create a community of reflective and adaptable service-oriented professionals to develop and improve the information-intensive environments of diverse communities while retaining the core values and ethics of librarianship.
1. Foster resiliency through critical thinking and problem solving
2. Encourage leadership through communication, collaboration, and
3. Create connections among theory, research, and practice
4. Foster ethical practices and outstanding stakeholder service
5. Enable students to master competencies appropriate to their career
plan as specified by professional agencies (i.e., ALA, ACRL, PLA,
SLA, SAA, AASL, etc.).
GSLIS Program Objectives
Students should be able to:
A) Facilitate access to information and knowledge, including its creation, acquisition, organization and management, storage and retrieval, evaluation, interpretation, dissemination, synthesis, preservation and use
B) Demonstrate the importance of the philosophy, principles, values, and ethics of the library and information professions, including the value of teaching, research and service to the advancement of the field
C) Apply the appropriate practices and policies of established Library and Information Science professional standards in various specializations
D) Communicate the importance of research to the field’s knowledge base, as well as the importance of contributions of Library and Information Science to other disciplines, and of other disciplines to librarianship and information studies
E) Contribute to a diverse, global society—including the role of addressing the needs of underserved groups--through exemplary Library and Information Science practice and research
F) Nurture, promote, and teach the many literacies (print, computer, visual, information) needed for participating in a rapidly changing society
G) Engage library and information services stakeholders in program development and innovation
H) Articulate and promote the importance of lifelong learning and professional development in enabling growth, leadership, and innovation in the LIS field