Empowering People Through Information

The Department of Information Studies 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.

Our Master’s 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. 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. Our department is currently involved in a University-wide Online Teaching and Learning initiative through in which we are expanding our online course offerings in order to meet the needs of adult learners. We now offer many of the core classes and selected electives online and will continue to expand the variety of online and blended offerings over the next two years.

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

College and Departmental News

  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Kim Boyer

    WAMC Northeast Public Radio, March 4, 2016

    WAMC’s Brian Shields speaks with Dean Kim Boyer about plans to transform an old school building on Western Avenue in Albany into the University’s new home for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

    Listen here.

  • Commencement 2016

    Commencement 2016 in Photos

    More than 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the University at Albany’s 172nd Commencement ceremonies, Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 15.

  • Gary McCarthy with UAlbany students

    CTG, Albany Law Collaborate on Issue of Urban Blight

    Students from both institutions present recommendations at statewide mayors’ conference.

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    Department of Information Studies
    University at Albany
    State University of NY
    Draper Hall 116
    135 Western Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222 

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

    infostudies [at] albany [dot] edu

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    ALA Acredited. American LIbrary Association. Committee on Accreditation.