The MI has been awarded full reaccreditation through fall 2025 from the American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation.
Maintaining the program’s long held status.
“We have had continuous accreditation since 1956, and continue our commitment to ongoing quality curriculum design, innovation, and meeting professional opportunities in a diverse library and information landscape.”
—Ross Todd, associate professor of library and information science and past department chair
Graduates of Rutgers’ MI program will be able to:
- Analyze, identify and describe the information needs, problems, challenges and goals of individuals, groups, communities and organizations
- Design, develop and implement innovative and interactive information systems, services, technologies, instruction, policies and organizational structures that address identified needs, problems, challenges and goals
- Use measurable criteria to evaluate effectiveness of systems, programs and services
- Represent, include and advocate for the interests of diverse colleagues, professionals, clients, patrons, user groups and citizens to ensure equitable intellectual and physical access and use
- Lead, innovate and serve as agents of change in the information professions and respective communities
- Enact and uphold ethically grounded policies and practices that demonstrate knowledge relating to privacy, access, copyright intellectual property, intellectual freedom, diversity and security
- Consider and deploy information solutions as cultural, social, intellectual and technological goods serving human actors in local, national and global societal contexts
- Uphold professional and academic community standards for ethical information practices, accessibility, uses, and user-centered systems design, in support of tenets