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Our MLIS Graduates

Graduates of the School of Information Science exemplify our values of leadership, service, and community outreach. They are equipped with research skills and a core foundation of best practices to be major contributors to the profession. They have received high-quality professional education, research and internship opportunities, and interaction with emerging technology to enhance library and information services.

A Placement Survey of our recent graduates

(updated for graduates Fall 2019-Summer 2020)
  1. Response Rate: 52%
  2. Employed Full time: 81.8% employed full-time and 75.7% are employed within the LIS profession.
  3.  33% received a promotion and/or raise upon degree completion.
  4. 51.5% of respondents make at least $41,000.
  5. A sample of job titles of graduates:
    1. Collection Development Librarian
    2. School Library Media Specialist
    3. Project Archivist
    4. Digital Resources Librarian
    5. Cataloging Assistant
    6. Assistant Library Director
    7.  Park Guide
    8. Web Content Editor
    9. Research and Instruction Librarian for Special Collections

 

Graduation Rates

  1. Graduated within 1-1.5 years (4-5 semesters/terms): 38.9%
  2. Graduated within 2-2.5 years (6-7 semesters/terms): 16.67%
  3. Graduated within 3 or more years (8 semesters or more): 38.9%
  4. Unknown (students who took time off and updated their admit term): 5.53%
  1. Graduated within 1-1.5 years (4-5 semesters/terms): 42.9%
  2. Graduated within 2-2.5 years (6-7 semesters/terms): 42.9%
  3. Graduated within 3 or more years (8 semesters or more): 0%
  4. Unknown (students who took time off and updated their admit term): 14.2%
  1. Graduated within 1-1.5 years (4-5 semesters/terms): 17%
  2. Graduated within 2-2.5 years (6-7 semesters/terms): 50.9%
  3. Graduated within 3 or more years (8 semesters or more): 28.3%
  4. Unknown (students who took time off and updated their admit term): 3.8%
  1. Graduated within 1-1.5 years (4-5 semesters/terms): 32.1%
  2. Graduated within 2-2.5 years (6-7 semesters/terms): 39.3%
  3. Graduated within 3 or more years (8 semesters or more): 26.8%
  4. Unknown (students who took time off and updated their admit term): 1.8%
  1. Graduated within 1-1.5 years (4-5 semesters): 36.4%
  2. Graduated within 2 years (6-7 semesters): 36.4%
  3. Graduated within 3 or more years (8 semesters or more): 27.2%
  4. Unknown (students who took time off and updated their admit term): 0%
  1. Graduated within 1-1.5 years (4-5 semesters): 35%
  2. Graduated within 2 years (6-7 semesters): 41.7%
  3. Graduated within 3 or more years (8 semesters or more): 23.3%
  4. Unknown (students who took time off and updated their admit term): 0%

 

Retention Rates

  1. 55 new students matriculated
  2. 45 students continuing after two semesters
  3. Retention rate: 82%
  1. 50 new students matriculated
  2. 47 students continuing after two semesters
  3. Retention rate: 94%
  1. 68 new students matriculated 
  2. 62 students continuing after two semesters
  3. Retention rate: 91%
  1. 54 new students matriculated
  2. 46 students continuing after two semesters
  3. Retention rate: 85%
  1. 53 new students matriculated
  2. 44 students continuing after two semesters
  3. Retention rate: 83%
  1. 77 new students matriculated
  2. 70 students continuing after two semesters
  3. Retention rate: 91%
  1. 62 new students matriculated
  2. 53 students continuing after two semesters
  3. Retention rate: 85%

 

MLIS Portfolio Results

58 graduates

  • 30 LIS track (30 rubrics submitted; 100% of LIS track graduates)
  • 28 SL track

Learning Outcome 1

Upon completion of the MLIS program, students will demonstrate competency in information and its organization. 

Artifact Selection

  • 90% exemplary (selected work samples clearly related to the learning outcome)
  • 10% proficient (selected work samples somewhat related to the learning outcome)
Reflective Essay
  • 76.7% exemplary (provided specific, detailed examples of how the artifact demonstrated the competency)
  • 16.7% proficient (selected work samples somewhat related to the learning outcome)
  • 6.6% unsatisfactory (did not provide examples of how the artifact demonstrated the learning outcome)

School Library Portfolio Results

  • No School Library Portfolio learning outcomes align with this learning outcome.

Learning Outcome 2

Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate competency in the provision of information services.

Artifact Selection

  • 96.7% exemplary (selected work samples clearly related to the learning outcome)
  • 3.3% proficient (selected work samples somewhat related to the learning outcome)

Reflective Essay

  • 76.7% exemplary (provided specific, detailed examples of how the artifact demonstrated the competency)
  • 23.3% proficient (provided satisfactory examples of how the artifact demonstrated the competency)

School Library Portfolio Results
Learning Outcome III, School Library Collection and Resource Access and Management aligns most closely with this provision of information services learning outcome.

  • 100% exemplary

Learning Outcome 3

Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate competency in leadership and management in the LIS field.

Artifact Selection 

  • 86.7% exemplary (selected work samples clearly related to the learning outcome)
  • 13.3% proficient (selected work samples somewhat related to the learning outcome)

Reflective Essay

  • 70% exemplary (provided specific, detailed examples of how the artifact demonstrated the competency)
  • 20% proficient (provided satisfactory examples of how the artifact demonstrated the competency)
  • 10% unsatisfactory (did not provide examples of how the artifact demonstrated the learning outcome)

School Library Portfolio Results
Learning Outcome I, School Library Program Planning and Assessment aligns most closely with this leadership and management learning outcome.

  • 100% exemplary

Learning Outcome II, School Library Program Administration and Management also aligns closely with this leadership and management learning outcome.

  • 100% exemplary

Learning Outcome 4

Upon completion of the program,students will demonstrate competency in research in the LIS field.

 Artifact Selection

  • 96.7% exemplary (selected work samples clearly related to the learning outcome)
  • 3.3% proficient (selected work samples somewhat related to the learning outcome) 

Reflective Essay

  • 76.7% exemplary (provided specific, detailed examples of how the artifact demonstrated the competency)
  • 20% proficient (did not provide examples of how the artifact demonstrated the learning outcome)
  • 3.3% unsatisfactory (did not provide examples of how the artifact demonstrated the learning outcome)

School Library Portfolio Results

  • No School Library Portfolio learning outcomes align with this learning outcome.

Learning Outcome 5

Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate competency in technology in the LIS field.

Artifact Selection

  • 86.7% exemplary (selected work samples clearly related to the learning outcome)
  • 10% proficient (selected work samples somewhat related to the learning outcome)
  • 3.3% unsatisfactory (selected work samples are not related to the learning outcome)

Reflective Essay

  • 73.3% exemplary (provided specific, detailed examples of how the artifact demonstrated the competency)
  • 23.3% proficient (provided satisfactory examples of how the artifact demonstrated the competency)
  • 3.4% unsatisfactory (did not provide examples of how the artifact demonstrated the learning outcome)

School Library Portfolio Results

  • No School Library Portfolio learning outcomes align with this learning outcome.

Learning Outcome 6

Upon completion of the program, students will  demonstrate an understanding of the importance of lifelong learning and professional development within the LIS field.

 Artifact Selection

  • 80% exemplary (selected work samples clearly related to the learning outcome)
  • 16.7% proficient (selected work samples somewhat related to the learning outcome)
  • 3.3% unsatisfactory (selected work samples are not related to the learning outcome)

Reflective Essay

  • 73.3% exemplary (provided specific, detailed examples of how the artifact demonstrated the competency)
  • 23.3% proficient (provided satisfactory examples of how the artifact demonstrated the competency)
  • 3.4% unsatisfactory (did not provide examples of how the artifact demonstrated the learning outcome)

School Library Portfolio Results
Learning Outcome V, Professional Growth, Development, and Leadership aligns most closely with this leadership and management learning outcome.

  • 71.4% exemplary
  • 28.6% proficient

 

 


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