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M.L.S. Learning Outcomes

The Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) program prepares students to become reflective practitioners who connect people and communities with information. Upon completion of the M.L.S. program, graduates are prepared to:

Approach Professional Issues with Understanding

Assist and Educate Users

Develop and Manage Collections of Information Resources

Manage and Lead Libraries and Other Information Organizations

Represent and Organize Information Resources

Use Research Effectively

Deploy Information Technologies in Effective and Innovative Ways

Students document their achievement of the program outcomes by means of an electronic portfolio (ePort). Starting in the fall of 2016, students will access their portfolios through the Taskstream portal. Completion of the ePort is required before the degree is conferred.

Student Outcome Data

All students achieve program goals. This is documented through student transcripts.  All students must succeed in the core courses which map to program outcomes.

Electronic Portfolio

ePortfolio stats

All students create an electronic portfolio, which contains evidence of work that demonstrates mastery of program goals and ALA competencies.  Prior to fall 2016 graduates, the ePorts were housed in Oncourse and assessed holistically, via faculty, and in summer of 2015, by community professionals.  Beginning with a pilot in fall of 2016, ePorts are managed via Taskstream.

Student Placement

Placement Survey results is not available at this time. Please contact Andrea Copeland for more information.

Retention and Program Completion