SCSU’s Master of Library and Information Science Degree delivers an innovative graduate education to foster the next generation of diverse library and information professionals as visionary leaders in a rapidly evolving, technologically advanced, and community-oriented global environment—Vision statement, 2014, Revised 2019
SCSU’s Master of Library and Information Science provides a student-centered program combining excellent teaching, leadership, and scholarship for students in Connecticut and beyond. We prepare knowledgeable and ethical library and information professionals for ever-expanding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion; and participate in the global information society—Mission Statement, 2014, Revised 2019
Goals and Objectives
Goal I: Professional Education
I.A The Program will provide high-quality education that is appropriate at graduate professional and postgraduate levels. The Program will:
- Provide a curriculum that prepares professionals responsive to the field;
- Provide a curriculum that supports clearly defined and diverse career-oriented concentrations;
- Provide a curriculum that fosters dedication to the profession’s principles and ethical practices;
- Provide internships and other connections with the local community and beyond;
- Enrich the curriculum through partnerships with other departments and university entities;
- Provide exemplary and effective advising and mentoring;
- Conduct an ongoing systematic review and evaluation of the program;
- Engage in ongoing professional development.
I.B The Program will provide opportunities to explore and use current and emerging information technologies. The Program will:
- Provide students with state-of-the-art information technology facilities, equipment, services and environments;
- Promote the use of current and emerging library and information technologies in professional education, research, and service activities.
Goal Ii: Scholarship and Creative Activities
Engage in ongoing scholarship and creative activities in information and library science. The Faculty will:
- Conduct a wide range of research activities;
- Present research, scholarship, and creative activities through local, state, regional, national, and international venues;
- Cultivate a culture of collaboration and engage in research with faculty, students, and practitioners.
Goal III: Leadership and Engagement
Engage within the diverse professional organizations and communities. The Program will:
- Model leadership through participation in professional organizations, service delivery, and community engagement;
- Offer professional development opportunities within and outside the university;
- Connect students to professional organizations, service opportunities, and communities;
- Recruit and retain talented local and global students and faculty;
- Engage alumni and the library community in life-long learning opportunities.
Goals and Objectives Statements, 2014, Revised 2019