Program Goals & Objectives

Goal 1. To provide a high quality education at the master’s level in the discipline of Library and Information Science through course work, independent research and experiential learning that fosters scholarly and critical approaches to the understanding of issues and practices in LIS.

  • Objective: To educate MLIS graduates capable of taking scholarly and critical approaches to understanding issues in Library and Information Science and related fields,
  • Objective: To prepare graduates to explain, analyse and interpret professional and scholarly literature, research data and information resources to articulate their implications for LIS and related fields of knowledge and practice
  • Objective: To educate professionals who are prepared to lead in the discipline and profession and who are committed to lifelong learning

Goal 2. To prepare students for the challenges of contemporary information workplaces who feel confident in their knowledge and abilities through consistent engagement and both formal and informal partnerships with information professionals and librarians maximizing student opportunities for professional development, leadership and growth with a variety of academic, professional and extracurricular options.

  • Objective: To educate LIS professionals capable of relating the practices and roles of individual librarians and information professionals to broader organizational, professional, political, economic, social and technological contexts.
  • Objective: To prepare graduates to select, evaluate, and use current and emerging information and communication technologies in constantly changing information workplaces
    Objective: To prepare graduates to navigate, evaluate, and use information in a range of different information environments.
  • Objective: To educate LIS professionals capable of applying their knowledge of the broader organizational, professional, political, economic, social and technological contexts to the development and evaluation of effective and appropriate user-centered information systems, services, and resources
  • Objective: To educate LIS professionals who are confident in their knowledge of various areas and specializations in LIS practice and scholarship and able to communicate this knowledge effectively in formal and informal settings, across media, to a variety of audiences.

Goal 3. To graduate new librarians and information professionals who demonstrate a critical capacity to apply and evaluate LIS competencies consistent with values, standards, ethics and practices of progressive information services for the public good.

  • Objective: To educate librarians and information professionals who are capable of critically applying and evaluating LIS competencies consistent with values, standards, ethics, and practices of progressive information services for the public good.

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