Student Learning Outcomes - MLIS

Students who successfully complete the Master of Library and Information Sciences degree at the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate, synthesize, and disseminate information.
  2. Understand how complex interactions between diverse users, societal factors, and information environments affect professional situations.
  3. Facilitate access to, and use of, information resources between users and communities.
  4. Apply multiple and emerging approaches to the organization of knowledge for varied literatures, records, and historical documents.
  5. Articulate and advocate for the foundations of the profession and its basic values and ethics such as intellectual freedom, information access and dissemination, and apply these principles to the advancement of the profession.
  6. Determine the significance of intellectual property, security, and privacy issues.
  7. Assess, adopt, and utilize the most relevant information technologies.
  8. Utilize current management and leadership theories and practices in the workplace.
  9. Evaluate and apply library and information science research to problems of professional practice by employing theories, best practices, and assessment strategies to the range of information functions.
  10. Practice professional engagement through leadership, service work, lifelong learning and community involvement.