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School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) Department

Program Outcomes

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Graduates of the SLIM Master of Library Science degree program will be able to use these following skills to:

PO1 - Foundations of the Profession

Articulate a philosophy of ethical and client-centered information services for the library and information professions.

PO2 - Information Resources

Explain and implement the development, maintenance, and management of collections and resources to meet specific information needs.

PO3 - Organization of Recorded Knowledge and Information

Explain, use, maintain, and develop systems to organize and retrieve recorded knowledge.

PO4 - Technological Knowledge and Skills

Employ current and emerging technologies effectively for communication, and to search for, identify, repackage, and deliver information resources.

PO5 - Reference and User Services

Retrieve, evaluate, and synthesize information resources to fulfill an information needs assessment; evaluate the usefulness of these resources to the user.

PO6 - Research

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

PO7 - Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning

Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning by participating in professional development activities and disseminating new information to colleagues and patrons.

PO8 - Administration and Management

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:

PV1 - Service

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

PV2 - Leadership

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

PV3 - Integrity

Exhibit ethical behavior, knowledge, and attitudes.

PV4 - Mentorship

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