Our Program offers the only Master’s Degree in the state of Missouri that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). ALA’s initial accreditation was granted in 1966/67, and the program was given continued accreditation in 2015.
We encourage our alumni to stay engaged with the School and Mizzou! Among other ways, alumni can: (1) Host a practicum student, (2) Give to SISLT, (3) Attend and speak at Student Group events, and (4) Connect on social media. The LIS Program celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016-17.
Our graduates enjoy a variety of career paths. The list below is just a small sample of some of the positions that our recent graduates have taken:
- Reference/Web Services Librarian
- Archives Specialist
- Research Analyst
- Teen Librarian
- Children’s Librarian
- Instruction & Electronic Access Librarian
- Reference and Instruction Librarian
- Medical Reference Librarian
- Library Acquisition & E-Resource Specialist
- Electronic Resources Coordinator
- Goal 1: To offer students a strong foundation in fundamental LIS principles and competences
- Student Learning Outcome 1: Students apply knowledge of the foundations of the profession, including its history, ethical issues, values, and foundational principles of librarianship.
- Student Learning Outcome 2: Students manage the life cycle of informational resources, including information acquisition, management, dissemination, organization, and preservation, in a variety of settings relevant to the work of information professionals.
- Student Learning Outcome 3: Students apply, assess, and evaluate information technology and systems.
- Student Learning Outcome 4: Students prepare and effectively communicate information to users.
- Goal 2: To promote a recognition of the interdisciplinary, service-based, and user-focused nature of the profession
- Student Learning Outcome 5: Students recognize diverse information needs of user groups and communities, proactively address those needs, and advocate for lifelong learning.
- Student Learning Outcome 6: Students apply management principles and other cross-disciplinary perspectives to develop best practices in library and information agency environments.
- Goal 3: To provide students with the evaluative and analytical skills to respond flexibly and adaptably to future changes and challenges
- Student Learning Outcome 7: Students conduct, critically evaluate, and strategically apply research to libraries, information agencies, and communities.
- Student Learning Outcome 8: Students recognize the need for additional competencies in specialized areas and relevant standards from the applicable associations or accrediting bodies.