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Information Studies Department

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.

If you are a UAlbany undergraduate, ask us how you can jump start your graduate education with our Combined BS/MSIS or BA/MSIS program!

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College and Departmental News

Image of people attending the 2014 Bunshaft Lecture

2014 Bunshaft Lecture - Were You There?

View the photo gallery from the 2014 Bunshaft Lecture given by Joan Pertak '83, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at PepsiCo. The title of her talk was "Get a Mentor ... Be a Mentor." Check if you were seen at the event.

iConnect Newsletter Spring 2014
Spring 2014 iConnect newsletter keeps Information Studies alumni updated on recent happenings in the Department

iConnect is a student product—developed and written by students in a class on public relations taught by Professor Frank D’Andraia for alumni of the University at Albany Information Studies Department.
Read the Spring 2014 issue today.

UAlbany Center for Technology in Government director Theresa Pardo
UAlbany Information Scientist Named to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Committee

CTG Director Theresa A. Pardo is appointed to a two-year term as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Committee, which advises EPA's representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation on policy related to the implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.

UAlbany Open Government Report
Center for Technology in Government publishes Enabling Open Government for All: A Roadmap for Public Libraries

A new report from the Center for Technology in Government addresses growing questions about how “open government” is influencing, and possibly transforming, the role of public libraries in their communities.

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