As of December 2011
Emporia State University Mission Statement
The School of Library and Information Management is an interdisciplinary, learning-centered program that prepares leaders for the library and information professions.
SLIM supports the mission and values of Emporia State University for teaching, research, and service, functioning as a distributed community with local, national, and global networks.
The faculty, students, and staff embrace diversity, innovation, and academic excellence in an atmosphere of free, open, and civil intellectual debate.
Emporia State University Vision Statement
Advancing the field through teaching, research, and service, creating effective, energetic, enthusiastic, and enterprising information professionals.
Graduates of the SLIM Master of Library Science degree program will be able to:
|Foundations of the Profession|
|PO1||Articulate a philosophy of ethical and client-centered information services for the library and information professions.|
|PO2||Explain and implement the development, maintenance, and management of collections and resources to meet specific information needs.|
|Organization of Recorded Knowledge and Information|
|PO3||Explain, use, maintain, and develop systems to organize and retrieve recorded knowledge.|
|Technological Knowledge and Skills|
|PO4||Employ current and emerging technologies effectively for communication, and to search for, identify, repackage, and deliver information resources.|
|Reference and User Services|
|PO5||Retrieve, evaluate, and synthesize information resources to fulfill an information needs assessment; evaluate the usefulness of these resources to the user.|
|PO6||Evaluate, critique, and discuss new research in the field; assess library or information problems and identify an appropriate research method.|
|Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning|
|PO7||Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning by participating in professional development activities and disseminating new information to colleagues and patrons.|
|Administration and Management|
|PO8||Aid in effective and appropriate change in library and information services through collaboration, communication, and collegiality.|
As reflective practitioners, graduates will demonstrate the following professional values:
|PV1||Commit to quality client-centered services, advocate for equity and value diversity in its many forms.|
|PV2||Demonstrate leadership potential, with creativity in problem solving and openness to new ideas.|
|PV3||Exhibit ethical behavior, knowledge, and attitudes.|
|PV4||Guide and teach current and future clients and information professionals to ensure the continued growth of the field.|