MLIS Goals for Graduates

Specifically, MLIS graduates will be able to:

  1. Adopt and apply the ethical and historical foundations and core values of the information professions and of related disciplines.
  2. Lead in meeting the information needs of people, organizations, and communities, especially those that are marginalized or underrepresented.
  3. Apply principles of the management of data, information, resources, and organizations to various functions in data and information environments.
  4. Select, plan, implement, and apply information technology using creative, people-centered, and ethical approaches.
  5. Design, plan, implement, evaluate, and advocate for information services that embody a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and dedication to all, especially to underrepresented and marginalized users and communities.
  6. Understand and apply research in the library, archival, and information sciences, as well as other disciplines.
  7. Advance the contributions of the information professions to society through advocacy and continuing professional development for information professionals and the people, organizations, and communities they serve.

Revised and affirmed by the faculty of the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship in November 2020.