A Graduate of GSLIS can demonstrate the following outcomes:
- Professional Ethics:
- Knows and is guided by the ethics, values and foundational principles of the library and information professions and professional associations.
- Understands the role of library and information professionals and associations in the promotion of intellectual property, democratic principles, intellectual freedom, and diversity of thought.
- Resource Building:
- Knows the basic concepts, terminology, literature and issues related to the creation, evaluation, selection and acquisition of specific items or collections for diverse users.
- Applies knowledge of the basic principles of storing, preserving conserving and disseminating information.
- Knowledge Organization:
- Applies the basic principles and standards involved in the organization and representation of knowledge and information structures for storage, retrieval, use, and evaluation of recorded information.
- Technological Knowledge:
- Demonstrates comprehension and competence in using information and communication technologies for professional presentations and to assist diverse users to access information resources in a variety of formats.
- Understands and can apply the principles of techniques used to continuously track and analyze emerging technologies to recognize relevant innovations.
- Knowledge Dissemination: Service:
- Knows and demonstrates competence in using service concepts, principles and techniques that facilitate information access, relevance, and accuracy for users.
- Retrieves, evaluates and synthesizes information from multiple sources and responds to complex needs of diverse users for resources and services.
- Knowledge Accumulation: Education and Lifelong Learning:
- Interacts with diverse individuals or groups of users to provide consultation, mediation or guidance in their use of information resources.
- Knows basic learning theories, instructional methods, and achievement measures, and applies them to diverse learners in learning situations within libraries and other information providing agencies.
- Demonstrates the ability to instruct and assess diverse patrons in the mastery of information literacy, which includes the skills needed to locate, access, use and evaluate information resources for continuing education or lifelong learning.
- Knowledge Inquiry: Research:
- Understands the process of research, research methods and research findings within the library and information fields and has an awareness of current literature in these and related areas.
- Demonstrates a commitment to serve the profession and society, through participation and leadership in professional organizations or associations, as well as through publishing and other contributions to the field.
- Institution Management:
- Can manage library and information services effectively by applying the principles and practices of planning, management and the evaluation of libraries or other information providing agencies.
- Demonstrates problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills in the planning for delivery and evaluation of library and information services in a changing global society.
- Understands the necessity of community outreach, advocacy, and the formation of strategic alliances.
* GSLIS Educational Outcomes are aligned with the American Library Association’s Core Competences.