SLO 1: Philosophy, Principles, and Ethics of Library and Information Studies

SLO 1 – The student assesses the philosophy, principles, and ethics of the library and information field.

Librarianship has evolved over the centuries that our profession has existed. We, as a profession, were once stoic stewards of knowledge meticulously written on scrolls. Gone are the days of togas and the true athenæum to the steely-eyed goddess of wisdom, but librarians continue to be guardians and paladins of information access. S. R. Ranganathan’s five laws still ring true in our pursuit of information accessibility across the pantheon. During my time at UNC Greensboro, my work concerning the philosophy, principles, and ethics of library and information studies has run the gamut from Ranganathan to Friere, from the classic to the contemporary. I am a historian to the core; I found myself seeking out the historical trends within library advocacy and ethics. Librarians have, and always will be paladins of information access and dissemination. We must endeavor to continually hold up these truisms and act accordingly.

Student Learning Outcome 1 Artifacts/Proof of Competency

Project Title Course Number and Title
Ethics and Advocacy Project:
Public Wireless Access in Academic Libraries
LIS 600: Foundations of Library and Information Services
Social Media Policy for Academic Libraries LIS 622: Seminar in Advanced Information Sources and Services (The Social Web)
Privacy Issues in Social Media Podcast LIS 622: Seminar in Advanced Information Sources and Services (The Social Web)
Teaching and Learning Theory Research LIS 688.11: Seminar (Design of User Instruction and Training)
“A Word to the Wise Will Be Sufficient”: The Role of Libraries in the War Relocation Authority and the War Relocation Authority Relocation Camps of the Japanese-American Internment During World War II LIS 690.02: Independent Study (Japanese-American Internment Camps of WWII)

MLIS Candidate & Future Librarian