The Master of Library and Information Science's mission is to enable graduates to make significant contributions to the social development and the quality of life of individuals by strengthening the links among people, libraries and information, and technology in the context of promoting the values and freedoms of a democratic society.
The degree can be earned in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting, entirely online, or with a combination of both delivery options. The same faculty teach and develop the courses offered no matter how you choose to put your program together.
- Analyze diverse communities in order to identify members’ needs that can be met through library/information services.
- Provide educational and cultural materials and experiences for all their constituencies.
- Offer services and information technology appropriate to contemporary communities.
- Proficiency in designing systems and organizational structures that enable access to information and its use for meeting goals and solving problems.
- Articulate to diverse constituencies the value, role, and transformational nature of information in the lives of individuals, groups, organizations, and society.
- Competency to play a role in organizational leadership and change.
- Safeguard and make available the cultural, intellectual, and technological records of humankind.
- Understanding of professional ethics and supporting the tenets of the profession.
- Success in finding a satisfying first position in the profession, and to have a breadth of perspective that will enable them to move within the profession, as the field and their own interests evolve.
- Serve as leaders in the profession.
- Continue their professional development, stay abreast of research, and base their practice on the best evidence.
For general inquiries and for further information about the on-campus option:
For general inquiries and for further information about the online option:
If you would like to explore both options, please send one email and copy both email addresses above.
Department of Library and Information Science, SC&I
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071