Goal 1: Leadership and Innovation
Students are innovative, ethical, problem solvers able to lead and manage through communication, collaboration and reflection.
1.a. Students are able to evaluate critically, reflect, and problem solve individually as well as collaboratively. LIS 5020 - Creating a poster of the Roles of Library Information Specialists offered options of the areas I could specialize after training as an information specialist.
LIS 6603 Practice with reference examples began from the start of training.
1.b. Students demonstrate effective communication skills. LIS 5937 - Developing outreach extends the mission beyond the doors of the library as grants were written to ascertain items for schools (see STEM pic below)
1.c. Students participate in professional and community engagement activities in the field. CoCurricular Activity-As a member of BCALA, I serve on committees to develop diverse booklists.
1.d. Students demonstrate leadership skills and innovation in a diverse and global environment.
Goal 3: Knowledge Representation
Students are proficient in the theory and application of skills essential for knowledge representation in evolving technology environments, in any chosen area of specialization.
III.a.Students analyze, organize, and describe various formats of information objects.
LIS 5937- Web Design - Create code for websites designed as a way to describe information. (see html code example below)
III.b. Students identify and apply best practices in the use of different technologies for knowledge representation.
Goal 2: Systems and Services
Students understand the systems and technologies that facilitate the management and use of information resources to serve the diverse needs of users.
II.a. Students identify and analyze diverse information needs of individuals and communities. LIS 6603 Children's Summer Reading Fun LibGuide - Created with peers to support the needs of parents, children and use of reference skills.
II.b. Students evaluate and select print and digital information resources and systems to meet needs of users.
II.c. Students understand and use appropriate information technology for information services.
Goal 4: Theory and Praxis
Students have a critical grounding in theoretical perspectives that draw on research in LIS as well as other fields of knowledge, that inform their professional practices including research, organization, management, and access to information.
IV.a. Students will describe applications of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in library and information science.
IV. b. Students will identify opportunities for research and develop plans for research in applied settings in library and information science. LIS 6409 Strategic Plan for the library to support the school in implementing STEM through a Makerspace implementation.