Program Level Learning Outcomes
A successful graduate of The University of Western Ontario’s MLIS program will:
- Value and support critical engagement with issues and practices in LIS and related fields through diverse approaches to independent ongoing learning.
- 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.
- Exercise and enact the values and principles of the field and its specialisations with an awareness of overarching social responsibility associated with progressive public service for the public good.
- Discriminate among current and emerging information and communication technologies to judge effective management and use in constantly changing information workplaces.
- Relate the practices and roles of individual librarians and information professionals to broader organizational, professional, political, economic, social and technological contexts.
- Navigate, evaluate and use multiple elements of a range of information environments, including those associated with data curation, information visualization, databases and information architectures.
- Identify and explore opportunities to engage in experiential learning and to participate, advocate, and lead in professional development and training in professional organizations relevant to emerging specialisations and career paths.
- Evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of user-centered information systems, services and resources for individual users and diverse communities in a networked global society within which information organizations and information professionals operate.
- Differentiate among the numerous areas of LIS practice and scholarship, and demonstrate a facility across media when speaking, writing and presenting about them to diverse audiences in formal and informal professional and scholarly domains.
Approved by the MLIS Program Committee 5 February 2014.