Information Studies Department
Empowering People Through Information...
The Department of Information Studies
offers a thriving, hopping information science program in which students are inspired,
challenged, and groomed to be leaders in an information-driven world. Our graduates are prepared for careers as
librarians, archivists, technology specialists, school library media
specialists, network or database administrators, and so much more!
We offer courses in traditional, online, and blended formats. In fact, our department is currently involved in a University-wide Online Teaching and Learning initiative in which we are expanding more of our online course offerings in order to meet the needs of adult learners. Some of our online course offerings include the following:
IST666 Educational Assessment & Evaluation for School Librarians and Teachers
IST601 The Information Environment
IST602 Information and Knowledge Organization
IST571 Literature for Children
IST533 Information Storage and Retrieval
IST610 Visual Resources Management
IST611 Information Systems
Our M.S. in Information Science prepares students for jobs where the generation, management, and use of information is the dominant or essential requisite. It involves successful completion of 42 credits and provides five areas of concentration:
- Archives/Records Administration
- Library and Information Services
- Library and Information Services/School Library Media Specialist
- Information Management and Policy
- Information Systems and Technology
Two programs combine the M.S.I.S. and the M.A. in either English or History. The Department of Information Studies also offers a Certificate of Advanced Study, a post-master’s degree that allows students to pursue individualized programs related to information.
If you are a UAlbany undergrad, ask us how you can jump start your graduate education with our Combined BS/MSIS or BA/MSIS program!