MS - Library Science

The Master of Library & Information Science is housed within the College of Communication & Information.

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Assessment Plan

Here you can review the Assessment Plan for the Master of Library & Information Science program.


Student Learning Outcomes

The Student Learning Outcomes for the Master of Library & Information Science are:

1.1 Students will describe the roles of information agencies in curating and preserving the cultural record.
1.2 Students will critically evaluate and apply core principles and theories of library and information science (e.g. the role of information agencies in a democratic and pluralistic society).
1.3 Students will define core ethical principles and describe how they should apply them to the practice of library and information science both as individuals and as part of the collective.
1.4 Students will describe major information policies and analyze how they impact the management, organization and dissemination of information in both national and global contexts.
1.5 Students will describe the symbiotic relationships library and information science shares with other disciplines.
2.1 Students will employ appropriate methods to match information to users’ needs through the identification, selection, evaluation and dissemination of information.
2.2 Students will give special consideration to how information resources support diverse and under-served populations.
3.1 Students will describe and apply appropriate methods of acquiring information in all formats, physical and digital.
3.2 Students will describe and apply methods of information storage appropriate for various forms of physical and digital information.
3.3 Students will describe and apply appropriate methods and standards for describing information in physical and digital formats, with special emphasis given to the application of metadata standards.
3.4 Students will describe and apply standards for classifying information in physical and digital formats.
3.5 Students will describe and apply appropriate models and methods of information retrieval.
4.1 Students will examine and assess various information technologies and describe how they can be used to meet system and user needs.
4.2 Students will experiment with appropriate technologies and tools to be prepared to implement them in a variety of information environments.
4.3 Students will examine emerging technologies to assess ways those technologies might advance the mission of information organizations.
5.1 Students will identify methods for assessing the needs of the constituencies served by an information organization.
5.2 Students will describe the attributes of high quality, user-centered information services.
5.3 Students will describe the professional behaviors that contribute to high quality information services.
5.4 Students will apply instructional strategies in the provision of information services.
5.5 Students will evaluate information services, particularly in light of the need to reach diverse and underserved populations.
6.1 Students will interpret and evaluate research.
6.2 Students will apply research to the analysis of professional problems.
6.3 Students will describe how empirical research advances the knowledge base and practice of library and information science.
7.1 Students will describe the role of professional associations in the field of library and information studies.
7.2 Students will describe how professional service advances both their own professional competence and the field of library and information science.
7.3 Students will explain the importance of updating their professional skills throughout their careers and describe their strategies for doing so.
8.1 Students will examine management concepts and identify best leadership practices as they relate to the management of information organizations.
8.2 Students will describe the process of strategic planning.
8.3 Students will describe methods for integrating needs assessment data into strategic planning.
8.4 Students will demonstrate the roles resource management plays in strategic planning.
9.1 Students will communicate effectively in writing.
9.2 Students will communicate effectively verbally.
9.3 Students will apply critical thinking to solve professional problems.


Assessment Schedule

ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

ASSESSMENT YEAR

ACADEMIC YEAR

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED

                    1

2015-2016

1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 7.2, 7.3, 8.3, 8.4

                    2

2016-2017

2.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 9.3

                    3        2017-2018

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 7.1, 8.1, 8.2, 9.1, 9.2


Annual Reporting

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