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Mission and Objectives

The mission of the Palmer School is to empower information professionals through education, research and achievement. The mission of the School is reflective of the mission of LIU, “to provide excellence and access in private higher education to people from all backgrounds who seek to expand their knowledge and prepare themselves for meaningful, educated lives and for services to their communities and the world.”

The Palmer School strives to:

• Provide education programs for an increasingly technology-based society;

• Educate students who will be knowledgeable, skilled, and committed members of the information professions;

• Maintain an exemplary faculty of dedicated teachers and researchers;

• Sustain a learning environment that supports the educational and research objectives of the school’s faculty and students;

• Establish a reputation for providing vision, leadership, service and value.

The Palmer School Program Goals (These goals are aligned with the stated ALA Goals and Objectives.):

Graduates of the Master of Science in Library and Information Science program will:

I. Apply the principles, ethics and philosophy of the profession while serving their patrons, institutions and communities

II. Utilize a broad range of approaches , systems and technologies to manage and deliver information

III. Deliver user-centered services and cost-effective programs tailored to the needs of diverse populations

IV. Staff, manage and lead libraries and information organizations of all types

V. Contribute to the profession through service, research and advocacy.