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Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives

 

 

 

VISION:
SCSU's Master of Library and Information Science delivers an innovative graduate education to foster the next generation of diverse library and information professionals as visionary leaders in a rapidly evolving and technologically advanced global environment.

 

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 in a diverse and global information society.

 

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 and to communities.
  • Recruit and retain talented local and global students and faculty.
  • Engage alumni and the library community in life-long learning opportunities.

 

Last Updated January 24, 2015