Mission & Goals

Mission of the Department of Library and Information Studies


In concert with the missions of the State University of New York and of the University at Buffalo, the mission of the Department of Library and Information Studies is to inspire our communities to transform the information world through innovative and impactful research, exceptional learning opportunities, and collaborative service in a diverse global context.

Goals of the MS in Information and Library Science/MS in School Librarianship Program


  1. Graduates demonstrate theoretical and conceptual understanding of information science, including the creation, representation, organization, retrieval, dissemination, use, and curation of information.

  2. Graduates apply disciplinary knowledge and skills required in diverse information contexts.

  3. Graduates demonstrate professional competences, including leadership, critical and analytical thinking, research, communication, collaboration, reflective practice, and ethical adherence.

  4. Graduates demonstrate the values, attitudes, and behaviors associated with the roles and responsibilities of information and library professionals.



Revised 3/28/2017; Approved 4/25/2017; Effective 8/28/2017