Mission and Vision


As a single school offering degrees in the three areas of library and information science, children's literature, and computer science, the Simmons School of Library and Information Science prepares students for inspired service, advocacy, and leadership in library and information science, archives, computer science, and children's and young adult literature.


The Simmons School of Library and Information Science imagines an interconnected world with a diverse and engaged citizenry empowered by information, cultural heritage, and technology; in which the information disciplines and creativity improve lives; and where literature, knowledge, and collective wisdom are preserved and celebrated.

Mission and Vision voted in at the November 12, 2014 Faculty Meeting; reaffirmed at the November 18, 2015 Faculty Meeting. Reaffirmed at the SLIS retreat on August 25, 2016. Revised version voted in at the February 27, 2019 Faculty Meeting.