１１The mission of DILS is to study the essence of library and information science, information management and communication, as well as applications of related information technology in order to promote personal, organizational, institutional, and societal use of information.
１１The goal of DILS is to prepare students to become future professionals with humanistic emphasis, lifelong learning, as well as research ability and innovative visions. The goals for different academic units are as follows:
- Undergraduate Program: To prepare professionals for careers in the library and related information industries.
- Graduate Program: To prepare professionals for management and research positions in the library and related information industries.
- Online Graduate Program: To prepare professionals for careers in digital publishing, digital archive, digital libraries, and related information industries.