The Directorate is an administrative institution in the field of education and its main objective is to improve quality and support progress in education in accordance with law and government policies, best evidence and international standards.
Knowledge, Ability and Skills
At the conclusion of the masters program, a student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study:
1. Knowledge and Understanding
1.1 The student shall, through coursework, have acquired a systematic understanding of the methods, models, presumptions, concepts and methods of library and information science.
1.2 The student can apply his/her knowledge and understanding to pursue academic work in the field of library and information science.
1.3 The student is able to provide reasoning for profession resolution of projects in the field of library and information science.
1.4 The student is familiar with the main strengths and limitations of the different methods in the field of library and information science.
1.5 The student has extensive knowledge of innovation and development in library and information science.
1.6 The student has, through research, broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a specialized field of study within library and information science.
2. Practical Skills
2.1 The student possesses the knowledge to make independent decisions on a professional basis in library and information science and can work effectively on the labor market.
2.2 The student has specific knowledge of how to organize, search for, evaluate, analyze and mediate information in any form.
2.3 The student is familiar with the different information systems in library and information science, is able to use them and work towards their implementation in organizations.
2.4 The student has adopted an organized way of working, as defined by the working methods of the field.
2.5 The student can relate his/her knowledge and understanding of library and information science to develop new projects in a multidisciplinary context.
2.6 The student can tackle complex projects in the field of library and information science.
3. Theoretical Skills
3.1 The student has the knowledge and understanding of different models, theories and perspectives useful for research in library and information science.
3.2 The student can independently and professionally define a research subject, put forth research questions and hypotheses.
3.3 The student has the ability to express and describe complex scholarly topics and research conclusions.
3.4 The student is able to put forth an opinion based on limited and insufficient information.
3.5 The student can apply scientific and critical methods in analyzing subjects.
3.6 The student has extensive knowledge of the strengths and limitations of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
4. Communication Skills and Information Literacy
4.1 The student can clearly and decisively present complex academic subjects and/or academic conclusions, alone or in cooperation with others, to experts and the public alike.
4.2 The student demonstrates skill in using information technology, including databases, word-processing equipment, and statistical software, and can take advantage of recognized sources of information.
4.3 The student can use statistics to analyze date and explain the statistical methods employed.
4.4 The student can initiate research and development projects within his/her field of expertise, direct such projects and be responsible for the work of groups and individuals.
5. Learning Skills
5.1 The student has developed the necessary learning skills and independent work methods to be able to continue his/her academic studies, maintain his/her knowledge and add to it.