Library Information Studies

Photo of shelving in a rare books Library Library Information Studies enables students to become more successful by learning to recognize the extent and nature of information needed for research, then locate, evaluate, effectively use, and present information to solve problems. After completing library research classes and workshops, students will know how to make more informed decisions, adapt to new technologies, and remain independent learners for life. In a twenty-first century information economy, information literacy provides a critical set of skills often listed among the top ten job skills sought by employers.



Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • The information literate student will be able to effectively and efficiently demonstrate the nature and extent of the information needed. Students will demonstrate and be assessed on specific information competency skills that are SLOs as provided in course outlines and syllabi.
  • The student will acquire the information competency skill of understanding the information needed for their assignment, constructing a relevant search statement and identifying keywords and subjects that results in a successful and effective search strategy.
  • The student will be able to demonstrate the information competency skill of locating and evaluating appropriate sources from the library catalog, the online article databases, and other web-based resources.
  • Identify ethical and legal issues that affect information and documentation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of application of information competency skills to life and career goals along with a appreciation of libraries, research and reading in order to become a productive citizen.
  • Locate, evaluate, synthesize, organize and present credible information that fulfills the identified information need.



    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) may be assessed using:

  • Surveys
  • Questionnaires
  • Review of collected data
  • Other methods