Mission and Vision


Mission and Vision

Mission of the School

In support of the University’s mission, the School of Information educates information professionals who contribute to the well-being of our global communities, and expands the LIS knowledge base through research and scholarship.

School Vision

The SJSU School of Information will be the global leader in graduate education and research in the information professions, delivering innovative, top quality programs.


Our school’s shared values enable us to serve our mission and pursue our vision.

Scholarship and Learning
We value education above all and promote life-long learning and intellectual inquiry through research, scholarship and the pursuit of knowledge.

Student and Faculty/Staff Success
We place our highest priority on ensuring the academic success and professional growth and on fostering faculty and staff development, engagement, and renewal.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards and support continual improvement and innovation.

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

We value the advancement of diversity via inclusive excellence as a central and critical component of the School of Information’s approach to educating the next generation of information professionals.

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