Mission and Governance

Mission of the School

In support of the University's mission, the School of Information educates professionals and develops leaders who organize, manage and enable the effective use of information and ideas in order to contribute to the well-being of our global communities.

School Vision

The School of Information will be recognized as a global leader in graduate education in Library and Information Science, delivering innovative, high quality programs.

Strategic Plan and Shared Governance

Learn about our school's Strategic Plan and our Shared Governance Committees that play an integral part in developing, implementing, and evaluating our strategic plan.

Program Learning Outcomes (Core Competencies of Graduates)

See our statement of core competencies  (program learning outcomes) for graduates of our MLIS program.

See our statement of core competencies  (program learning outcomes) for graduates of our MARA program.

Read about how our competencies prepare our graduates to adapt to changing roles throughout their careers, as published in the January/February 2012 issue of Information Outlook.


Our school's shared values enable us to serve our mission and achieve our vision.

Scholarship and Learning
We value education above all. The academic freedom of faculty and students is vital to our role of promoting life-long learning and intellectual inquiry through research, scholarship, and the pursuit of knowledge. The school also fosters independence and personal responsibility for tomorrow's leaders.

Student and Faculty/Staff Success
We place our highest priority on ensuring the academic success, personal growth and the achievement of benchmarks.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards and support continual improvement and innovation in all we do.

We are accountable for our actions and expect honesty and fairness in all our work and interactions.

We value and respect diversity, inclusion, civility and individual uniqueness and recognize the strength these factors bring to our community and learning environment. All of our interactions reflect trust, caring and mutual respect.

We value collaborative relationships within and beyond the campus in order to best serve our mission.

The SJSU School of Information is committed to the professions and disciplines it serves.

We are one team, one school.