Goals and Objectives

1. Education: To empower students to become leaders in the information professions.

  1. To provide a rigorous curriculum that ensures general competencies and specializations in the fields of library and information science and encompasses ethical leadership, critical thinking, technological fluency and diverse perspectives.
  2. To recruit, retain and support a highly-qualified, diverse student body.
  3. To recruit, retain and support a talented, dedicated and diverse faculty who are excellent teachers as well as active participants in the library and information science professions.
  4. To provide a quality learning environment for students and faculty.

2. Research: To contribute knowledge to advance the discipline and improve practice.

  1. To create new knowledge.
  2. To disseminate research results.
  3. To create and nurture a productive research environment.
  4. To promote students' research.

3. Service: To use our expertise to serve, lead, and collaborate with our communities.

  1. To increase awareness of our program's identity and purpose to better serve our communities.
  2. To serve, lead, and collaborate within the department and across academic units of St. Catherine University.
  3. To serve, lead, and collaborate with academic and professional communities at the local, national, and international levels.
  4. To serve, lead, and collaborate with community partners.

4. Sustaining Environment: To ensure excellence in the Program's foundations and resources to enable it to achieve its goals and objectives.

  1. To ensure ongoing planning within the MLIS program and St. Catherine University, as well as among partner institutions and individuals.
  2. To ensure ongoing support for the program's learning and research environment.