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
PO1 Articulate a philosophy of ethical and client-centered information services for the library and information professions.
  Information Resources
PO2 Explain and implement the development, maintenance, and management of collections and resources to meet specific information needs.
  Organization of Recorded Knowledge and Information
PO3 Explain, use, maintain, and develop systems to organize and retrieve recorded knowledge.
  Technological Knowledge and Skills
PO4 Employ current and emerging technologies effectively for communication, and to search for, identify, repackage, and deliver information resources.
  Reference and User Services
PO5 Retrieve, evaluate, and synthesize information resources to fulfill an information needs assessment; evaluate the usefulness of these resources to the user.
  Research
PO6 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
PO7 Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning by participating in professional development activities and disseminating new information to colleagues and patrons.
  Administration and Management
PO8 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:
  Service
PV1 Commit to quality client-centered services, advocate for equity and value diversity in its many forms.
  Leadership
PV2 Demonstrate leadership potential, with creativity in problem solving and openness to new ideas.
  Integrity
PV3 Exhibit ethical behavior, knowledge, and attitudes.
  Mentorship
PV4 Guide and teach current and future clients and information professionals to ensure the continued growth of the field.