Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes


Professional Ethics: Graduates will be prepared to apply professional values, ethics, and thinking to present and future information services.

Information Resources: Graduates will be prepared to create and manage collections of print, non-print, and electronic resources.

Organization of Recorded Knowledge and Information: Graduates will be prepared to organize information resources for retrieval.

Technological Knowledge and Skills: Graduates will be prepared to apply appropriate technology to create effective interactions between recorded knowledge and its users.

Reference and User Services: Graduates will be prepared to mediate effectively between information users and relevant recorded information.

Research: Graduates will be prepared to understand, enrich, and disseminate the professional knowledge base of our field.

Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning: Graduates will be prepared to promote the meaningful use of recorded knowledge and information in their communities.

Administration and Management: Graduates will be prepared to manage library and information services for the benefit of the communities served.


These educational outcomes reflect the structure of the American Library Association’s 2009 statement, “Core Competences of Librarianship.” They are augmented by performance criteria based on individual items in that statement and on the proceedings of the GSLIS academic forum held April 23, 2010.

Approved by GSLIS Faculty, 9/22/2010; reviewed by GSLIS Advisory Committee, 11/12/2010; amended and reaffirmed by Faculty, 11/17/2010