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Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives

 

 

 

VISION:

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

 

 

MISSION:

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


 

 

 

Last Updated: March 29, 2019