Program Outcomes & Values

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Program Outcomes

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The goal of Emporia Statue University’s, School of Library and Information Management is to ensure that its Master of Library Science program candidates are creative problem solvers who will provide proactive client-centered services in information agencies.

The 8 program outcomes of the School of Library and Information Management are:

1. Foundations of the Profession
Articulate a philosophy of ethical and client-centered information services for the library and information professions.

Reflective Journal for 801, Foundations of Library and Information Science
Demonstrates my philosophy of ethical and client-centered information services for the library and information professions.

2. Information Resources
Explain and implement the development, maintenance, and management of collections resources to meet specific information needs.

Research Paper for 855, Collection Development and Management
Shows my abilities to explain, implement and manage resources, including collections, in order to meet a specific information need.

3. Organization of Recorded Knowledge and Information
Explain, use, maintain, and develop systems to organize and retrieve recorded knowledge.

Video Presentation for 804, Organization of Information
Establishes that I can develop, explain, use and maintain systems to organize and retrieve recorded knowledge.

4. Technological Knowledge and Skills
Employ current and emerging technologies effectively for communication, and to search for, identify, repackage, and deliver information resources.

Web-based Technology Tutorial for 815, Information Technology
Exemplifies my ability to employ current and emerging technologies to effectively communicate, search for, identify, repackage, and deliver information resources.

5. Reference and User Services
Retrieve, evaluate, and synthesize information resources to fulfill an information needs assessment; evaluate the usefulness of these resources to the user.

Community Needs Analysis and Presentation for 811, Community Needs Analysis
Evidences my skills to retrieve, evaluate, and synthesize information resources to fulfill an information needs assessment, and to then evaluate the usefulness of these resources to the user.

6. Research
Evaluate, critique, and discuss new research in the field; assess library or information problems and identify an appropriate research method.

Literature Review for 810, Research in Library and Information Science
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2012 Oregon Public Library Internet Survey for the Oregon Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee
Showcases my aptitude to evaluate, critique, and discuss new research in the field, and to assess library or information problems and identify an appropriate research method.

7. Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning
Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning by participating in professional development activities and disseminating new information to colleagues and patrons.

Professional Exchange Travel Journal for 860, Current Issues Global Info Infrastructure: Scottish Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections
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Poster Session Presentation for Oregon Library Association Annual Conference, Spring 2013
Exhibits my commitment to lifelong learning through participation in professional development activities, and through disseminating new information to colleagues and patrons.

8. Administration and Management
Aid in effective and appropriate change in library and information services through collaboration, communication and collegiality.

Public Library Service Plan for 863, Current Issues in Management of Information Organizations: Public Librarianship
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Strategic Initiative for 805, Management of Information Organizations
Attests that I am able to aid in effective and appropriate change in library and information services through collaboration, communication and collegiality.

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Professional Values

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As reflective practitioners, School of Library and Information Management graduates will demonstrate the following 4 professional values:

1. Service
Commit to quality client-centered services, advocate for equity and value diversity in its many forms.

Web-Based Technology Tutorial for 815, Google Hangouts for Adult Users
Exhibits that I can analyze the needs of a user group and create a tool that better helps that group access needed information.

2. Leadership
Demonstrate leadership potential, with creativity in problem solving and openness to new ideas.

Public Library Service Plan for 863, Reading for All Reasons. Access to Entertainment. Community Spaces. Economic & Educational Enhancement
Shows my potential leadership abilities through an openness to innovate and problem-solve via the creation of a public library service plan.

3. Integrity
Exhibit ethical behavior, knowledge, and attitudes.

Reflective Journal for 801, Foundations of Library and Information Science
Demonstrates that I understand the ethical underpinnings of the profession and that I am prepared to consider and appropriately act upon matters relating to access of information.

4. Mentorship
Guide and teach current and future clients and information professionals to ensure the continued growth in the field.

Reflective Trip Journal for Scottish Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Exhibits my ability to promote librarianship and to share useful information with colleagues from a variety of library and information fields.