Master of Library and Information Science

Final Degree Project: Capstone

In addition to coursework, you are required to complete a final project for 5 credits.  This Capstone project is typically completed during your final year in the program. 

In Capstone projects, students synthesize the knowledge and skills they have acquired while in the MLIS program. Capstone projects are student directed. You identify an organization, work with that organization in a consulting capacity to identify an information problem, develop an approach and the methods needed to address the problem, carry out the investigation, and present the findings in both oral and written formats. Capstone projects can be research-oriented or design-oriented.  Solutions are typically interactive, meaning the end product is something that can be implemented, used, or published.

You will participate in the two sequential Capstone courses:

  • INFX 595 Capstone I (2 credits)
    • Analysis and preliminary design of an approved individual or group research or implementation project demonstrating professional-level knowledge and skills.
    • Taken in winter quarter.
  • INFX 596 Capstone II (3 credits)
    • Implementation of a project demonstrating professional-level knowledge and skills based on a project plan developed in INFX 595. Prerequisite: INFX 595.
    • Taken in spring quarter.

Capstone is celebrated with an event in late May/early June featuring oral and written presentations.

View past projects in the Capstone Archives section