through the lens of information studies in the digital age from digital libraries to global networks
and emerging social and cultural contexts and conversations of Web 2.0, key
learning objectives of the MSLIS program enable students
A. Organize, collect and preserve information for
communication and use.
1. Employ a range of
methods to organize information such as cataloging and metadata.
2. Develop content
rich systems and services that respond to users' interests and information
3. Understand and
use open access and proprietary systems.
4. Use a range of
digital tools, programs and applications for Web and Internet information
5. Apply information
science theory and research and work within best
Design and employ user-centered information services and systems which
facilitate interaction, participation and
6. Evaluate user and community needs
and apply results to information design.
7. Develop education and literacy
programs to meet needs of users and to contribute to developing life-long
8. Design Web-based and Internet
information systems and services using HTML, XML and various software
C. Perform within professional
9. Carry out
professional practice reflective of a free and democratic
10. Work within the
field’s code of ethics and apply a high standard of personal ethics cognizant of
human and civil rights.
11. Be reflective of
social and cultural values of diversity, global reach, equality and individual
12. Keep current with
information policy, politics, law and legislation.
13. Participate in
professional organizations relevant to the information professions.
14. Integrate interdisciplinary approaches to
the information professions to broaden and bring awareness to the contributions
of LIS to other fields and to expand the boundaries of the profession.
15. Develop excellent
communication and teaching skills.
D. Use research and assessment to advance the LIS
information environments and user services
17. Use LIS research
and publications to advance and inform practice.
information issues of the digital age and develop strategies for libraries in
the 21st century.
Develop skills in leadership, participatory management and creative and
19. Promote a dynamic
and forward-looking work environment keeping pace with change and new technology
20. Embrace diversity
in the workplace and in the marketplace of ideas and intellectual
long-range and strategic plans through inclusive processes that respect all