In support of the University of Rhode Island’s mission and the Harrington School of Communication and Media, the Graduate Program in Library and Information Studies prepares students for life, careers and citizenship in a rapidly-changing global economy. Working together, we use the power of communication and information to make a difference in the world. The program supports four learning outcomes for all graduates:
- Foundations: Graduates will understand the changing nature of knowledge and will know how to research, organize, and apply a broad range of interdisciplinary resources to meet the information needs of diverse users.
- Lifelong Learning: Graduates will understand how to assess and meet the needs of users and develop community partnerships in order to empower lifelong learners.
- Digital Media: Graduates will understand how changing media and technologies reshape information and society, applying digital competencies and critical thinking skills in order to contribute to innovation.
- Leadership and Ethics: Graduates will understand and apply ethical principles of global citizenship and will demonstrate leadership skills toward creating equitable access to and use of information.