The MLIS program is accredited by
the American Library Association.
ALA Contact Information:
American Library Association
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2795
MLIS Program Facts
One Year Retention Rate of Degree-Seeking MLIS Students
|YEAR||% RETENTION||NUMBER OF NEW STUDENTS ENROLLED FALL SEMESTER|
Note: Only new degree-seeking graduate students (both full and part time) are included above; non-degree and certificate/licensure students are excluded.
Source: 2018 IRPA Fact Book.
Average Time to Degree
Placements and Salaries
The MLIS program has taken part in the annual Library Journal Placements & Salaries report since 2012. View a summary report for 2012–2017 graduates.
St. Catherine University requires each program to have an Outcomes-Based Assessment Plan (OBAP) for assessment of student learning and program evaluation.
MLIS Program Student Learning Outcomes
In 2015–2016, MLIS faculty reviewed the program's Student Learning Outcomes. New learning outcomes will be in effect in AY 2017–2018.
- Student Learning Outcomes in effect through Spring 2017
- New Student Learning Outcomes in effect starting 2017-2018
In AY 2017–18, the outcomes-based assessment plan is undergoing a major revision to create a plan for assessment of the new learning outcomes.
SLMS students will also need to use the Minnesota State Standards for Library Media Specialists Entering and Exiting Student Surveys
- View entering student survey results:
- View exiting student survey results:
MLIS Student ePortfolios
An ePortfolio has been a degree requirement for MLIS students since fall 2011; the first portfolios were submitted in 2013. Students are required to show which of their portfolio artifacts demonstrate achievement of specific student learning outcomes. The guidelines for the ePortfolio were updated in spring 2015. A two-member faculty committee reviews submitted ePortfolios in the fall and spring semesters. Through fall 2016, 128 ePortfolios have been submitted, reviewed and passed by the faculty reviewers.
These reports are available on request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Annual reports to the Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies at St. Catherine University
- Biennial Narratives (2011, 2013, 2015) to the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation (ALA-COA)
The academic calendar contains vital Registrar dates, such as when classes begin for a semester, drop/add deadlines, the last day to withdraw from a class, registration and more.
The Registrar’s calendar contains the most up-to-date information. However, you should always check the course syllabus when the instructor makes it available, because instructors sometimes make adjustments in their specific class calendar. Syllabi are required to be posted two weeks before a class begins. If you do not see your syllabus, contact your instructor.