Mission of the School
In support of the University's mission, the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) educates professionals and develops leaders who organize, manage and enable the effective use of information and ideas in order to contribute to the well-being of our global communities.
The School of Library and Information Science will be recognized as a global leader in graduate education in Library and Information Science, delivering innovative, high quality programs.
Strategic Plan and Shared Governance
Program Learning Outcomes (Core Competencies of Graduates)
See our statement of core competencies (program learning outcomes) for graduates of our MLIS program.
See our statement of core competencies (program learning outcomes) for graduates of our MARA program.
Read about how our competencies prepare our graduates to adapt to changing roles throughout their careers, as published in the January/February 2012 issue of Information Outlook.
Our School's shared values enable us to serve our mission and achieve our vision.
Scholarship and Learning
We value education above all. The academic freedom of faculty and students is vital to our role of promoting life-long learning and intellectual inquiry through research, scholarship, and the pursuit of knowledge. SLIS also fosters independence and personal responsibility for tomorrow's leaders.
Student and Faculty/Staff Success
We place our highest priority on ensuring the academic success, personal growth and the achievement of benchmarks.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards and support continual improvement and innovation in all we do.
We are accountable for our actions and expect honesty and fairness in all our work and interactions.
We value and respect diversity, inclusion, civility and individual uniqueness and recognize the strength these factors bring to our community and learning environment. All of our interactions reflect trust, caring and mutual respect.
We value collaborative relationships within and beyond the campus in order to best serve our mission.
SLIS is committed to the professions and disciplines it serves.
We are one team, one School.