What is Library and Information Science?
Library and Information Science is a profession that is full of people passionate about making a positive change in the world, and they tend to be wildly happy about what they do. According to one recent survey, over 85 percent of information professionals questioned said if they had the choice, they’d do it again.
Librarians bridge the gaps that exist between people, information and technology. In their professional lives, librarians and information professionals work to:
- Design and develop knowledge-organization systems
- Create reader’s advisory resources to encourage young students to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning
- Help scholars locate archival and other resources crucial to their work
- Identify sources of assistance in family and personal crises
- Help doctors more quickly locate health information in critical situations
Learn more about careers in library and information science.
Why the iSchool?
Our MLIS graduate degree program stands out for many reasons. Here are some highlights:
- The caliber of our internationally renowned faculty
- Low faculty-student ratio
- Innovative curriculum that focuses on the key aspects of the information lifecycle
- Emphasis on the social aspects of student learning
- Choice of on campus or online learning
- MLIS program that has been continuously accredited by the American Library Association since 1926
- An advisory committee composed of several state librarians as well as library directors and executives from industry and public, academic, school, and special libraries
- Core areas of strength in:
- Digital youth
- Knowledge organization
- Information services
- Data science
- Information architecture and user experience (IA/UX)