Empowering People Through Information

The Department of Information Science educates, challenges, and inspires library, archival, and information professionals to be leaders in an information-driven and interconnected society. The collection, organization, retrieval, preservation, management, and dissemination of information resources enrich cultures within society and promote equity, diversity, accountability, and intellectual development.

The department is home to a strong B.S. in Informatics program that prepares graduates to apply technology across disciplines in a number of ever-expanding information technology careers. Our Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) program is one of 50 library and information science programs in the US to be accredited by the American Library Association, and our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program prepares graduates for leadership roles in the information science field or in academia.

In every area of study, students are instructed by faculty who are world-class scholars and teachers - many are actively engaged in research and scholarship that contribute profoundly to the public good. Graduates occupy top jobs in academic, public, school, corporate, and government libraries and archives, as well as in many other information-handling organizations throughout the world.

We offer courses in traditional, online, and blended formats. Read more about our online program and courses here.

Detailed information about our different programs and requirements can be found on our Undergraduate Programs and Graduate Programs pages.

College and Departmental News

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    Knot Robot

    Weifu Wang, assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Ph.D. candidate Ahmed Abdelwahab work to teach robots how to tie knots and manipulate flexible objects. Read more about Professor Wang and his work. Featured in UAlbany's Photo of the Day.

  • Tolga Soyata

    5 Questions with Professor Tolga Soyata

    The thrill of starting a new college. Read Full Story.

  • 2017 UAlbany Graduate Fair

    2017 Graduate School Fair

    Discover Graduate Programs at the University at Albany:  Wednesday, October 11th, Campus Center Ballroom, 12-3pm. Pre-register for a chance to win an application fee waiver!

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Lynn Kim

    5 Questions with Professor Lynn Kim

    Lynn Kim loves watching her students grow and is excited to be part of growing the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Can you guess her first job?

  • CVML Team

    CEAS Faculty and Students Win Award in First IEEE AI City Challenge

    Working on the cutting edge of deep learning, UAlbany's Computer Vision and Machine Learning researchers are tackling real-world transportation challenges.

  • Lightbulb representing various foci in Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

    What's Next for UAlbany's College of Engineering? 

    The launch of the new Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering enlarges the footprint of one of the fastest growing colleges at UAlbany. Read more in Albany Business Review

  • Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Department Chair, Professor Yanna Liang

    Engineering Sustainability

    CEAS announces the first leader of its brand new department.

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    Computer Science Professor On ATM Security 

    Computer Science professor Pradeep Atrey weighs in on security issues and concerns of modern ATMs as they turn fifty. Read his article in The Conversation or listen to his radio interview with Matt Townsend.

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    Department of Information Science
    University at Albany
    State University of NY
    Draper Hall 113
    135 Western Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222

    Phone: (518) 442-5110
    Fax: (518) 442-5367

    infosci [at] albany [dot] edu

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