The Library Media and Information Science program supports the University mission by preparing professionally trained librarians for school, public, academic, or special libraries. The primary mission of the Library program is to provide students with skills necessary to meet rapid changes in the highly technical world of libraries.
The goals of the library program are to provide students with 1.) knowledge to anticipate changing needs in libraries as well as flexibility to respond to those changes; 2.) critical thinking and decision-making skills needed to apply concepts of librarianship; 3.) communication skills to work with library patrons and strategic constituents; 4.) technical skills necessary for utilizing technology; and 5.) networking skills to expedite cooperation between libraries.