Student Learning Outcomes | SLIS

Students in the Master of Library & Information Science will meet the following student learning outcomes (SLO):

SLO-1: Describe and identify political, social, legal, and ethical issues related to the role of information in society. Glossary: The role of information in society encompasses information creation, access, and use by individuals and groups in real-world settings.

SLO-2: Demonstrate an understanding of information technologies.Glossary: Appropriate information technologies encompass theories and tools in the context of library and information services.

SLO-3: Critically evaluate and synthesize research literature in LIS and other disciplines.

SLO-4: Describe and evaluate information services that reflect and respond to the needs of diverse constituencies.Glossary: Information services include but are not restricted to collection, organization, description, dissemination of information, programming, and outreach.

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies will meet the following student learning outcomes (SLO):

SLO-1 Theory & Principles: Demonstrate an understanding of archival theory, practice, methodology, history and scholarship.

SLO-2 Critical Thinking: Demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills related to all forms of records in the context of business, government, public needs, scientific research, or the protection of cultural heritage.

SLO-3 Ethics: Understand the ethical and legal dimensions of archival work, including professional and social responsibilities for serving diverse groups and the public good.

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Records & Information Management will meet the following student learning outcomes (SLO):

SLO-1 Records and Information Management Principles: Possess and demonstrate knowledge and skills required to systematically manage information assets from creation (or receipt) through processing, distributing, accessing, organizing, storing, retrieving, using, and disposing of them.

SLO-2 Risk Management: Possess and demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to proactively identify, mitigate, and manage the potential for damage, loss, or unauthorized access to information assets.

SLO-3 Information Technology: Possess and demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to develop, maintain, and use information processing systems, software applications, and supporting hardware and networks used for processing data, distributing data, and protecting electronic and physical information assets.

SLO-4 Research and Communication: Critically analyze research about records and information management work, be aware of the latest developments and trends in the records and information management field, and communicate effectively to different audiences through use of oral, written, and visual formats to champion the benefits of records and information management practices.

Students in the Graduate Certificate in School Librarianship will meet the following student learning outcomes (SLO):

SLO-1 Administration and Interpretation of Elementary and/or Secondary School Library: Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate plans, policies and procedures to manage school libraries/school media centers.

SLO-2 Organization of Elementary and/or Secondary School Library Materials: Demonstrate an understanding of systems and methods used for describing and organizing information within the school library.

SLO-3 Elementary and/or Secondary School Library Materials: Demonstrate an understanding of the major categories of reference materials used in school libraries, both in print and electronic, and how to use them to answer reference questions.

SLO-4 Elementary and/or Secondary School Library Practice: Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles and concepts learned in coursework to practice in a school library.