MS/LIS Learning Outcomes

School of Information Sciences graduates understand both the theory and the practice of library and information science (LIS): they have studied the foundations and principal ideas of the discipline, and they have been introduced to the values and expectations of the profession. We foster critical thinking about the literature of LIS and related fields, and we encourage high standards of professionalism and service. Our graduates are prepared to develop and evaluate resources and programs and to understand the needs of many different kinds of users. Students who have completed our program are equipped to anticipate social and technological changes, and to promote change that advances the profession, improves technology, and encourages positive social transformation.

Upon completion of the MS/LIS program, students will be able to:

  • Connect foundational concepts, theories, and principles of information organization and access to professional contexts.
  • Design and develop systems and services that provide access to information.
  • Analyze evidence to address information challenges and opportunities.
  • Compare and critique approaches to information systems, structures, and standards.
  • Develop capacity to apply core ethical principles in professional and everyday practice.