Welcome!

Welcome to my MLIS e-Portfolio site! This is a culmination project toward the completion of my Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at San José State University.

Introduction
A brief Introduction to my e-Portfolio. This includes a breakdown of its organization and structure, the process I followed in its development. View Intro
Statement of Professional Philosophy
A Statement of Professional Philosophy, with reference to experiences, learning, readings; my conception of librarianship as it relates to the specific types of library or information organizations in which I intend to pursue a career; my professional goals, and the relationship of these goals to the items in my e-Portfolio. I will also discuss here my understanding of the final competency O: “Identify ways in which information professionals can contribute to the cultural, economic, educational, and social well-being of our global communities,” and demonstrate my mastery of this competency. View Philosophy
Competencies
Comp A. Demonstrate awareness of the ethics, values, and foundational principles of one of the information professions, and discuss the importance of intellectual freedom within that profession. View Comp
Comp B. Describe and compare organizational settings in which information professionals practice. View Comp
Comp C. Recognize the diversity (such as cultural and economic) in the clientele and employees of an information organization and be familiar with actions the organization should take to address this diversity. View Comp
Comp D. Apply the fundamental principles of planning, management, marketing, and advocacy. View Comp
Comp E. Design, query, and evaluate information retrieval systems. View Comp
Comp F. Use the basic concepts and principles related to the selection, evaluation, organization, and preservation of physical and digital information items. View Comp
Comp G. Demonstrate understanding of basic principles and standards involved in organizing information such as classification and controlled vocabulary systems, cataloging systems, metadata schemas or other systems for making information accessible to a particular clientele. View Comp
Comp H. Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies. View Comp
Comp I. Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information. View Comp
Comp J. Describe the fundamental concepts of information-seeking behaviors. View Comp
Comp K. Design instructional programs based on learning principles and theories. View Comp
Comp L. Demonstrate understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, the ability to design a research project, and the ability to evaluate and synthesize research literature. View Comp
Comp M. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary for professional work including collaboration and presentations. View Comp
Comp N. Evaluate programs and services using measurable criteria. View Comp
Comp O. Identify ways in which information professionals can contribute to the cultural, economic, educational, and social well-being of our global communities. View Comp
Conclusion
Reflections on my MLIS program, a discussion of my strengths gained through the program, and a professional growth plan, final comments and conclusions. View Conclusion
Affirmation Statement
Statement affirming all work is my own, except where stated as a group or team project. Also that all required guidelines in creating my e-Portfolio have been followed. View Statement