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SLIS Motto: Knowledge. Vision. Passion.

Mission

Texas Womanís University School of Library and Information Studies educates professionals to become leaders in practice and research in the field of library and information services; inspires intellectual curiosity, scholarship, and research to expand knowledge in library and information studies; and develops leaders who promote exceptional services in libraries within diverse communities.

Goals

The School of Library and Information Studies prepares students for professional roles in library and information services.

  • Develop professional competencies that reflect an appropriate balance between theory and practice.
  • Prepare students to use technological advances to meet the changing information needs of a diverse society.
  • Contribute to the improvement of library and information services through teaching, research, publication, and professional service.
  • Advance the information professions through the development of new knowledge in library and information studies.

Objectives

The programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Library Science and Master of Arts in Library Science are accredited by the American Library Association. The masterís degree programs are designed to prepare information professionals who will:

  1. Articulate an understanding of the dynamic role of librarianship as a profession and the changing roles of libraries as agencies;
  2. Demonstrate ability to apply the principles of acquiring, organizing, delivering, and preserving information and knowledge;
  3. Use knowledge and skills to perform effectively in professional positions;
  4. Employ technologies to meet information needs in a variety of contexts;
  5. Analyze social issues that have an impact on professional practice;
  6. Plan for continuous, career-long professional development;
  7. Recognize the value of participation in professional organizations and activities.

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