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.
College and Departmental News
YOU ARE INVITED to a panel discussion of innovation leaders focused on igniting children's minds and hearts in an age of innovation. To be held at the Robert C. Parker School on Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30 P.M. Dean Kim Boyer will be among the panelists. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Read more here.
In a letter to the editor (Times Union), Walter Robb, former Senior VP of GE’s global research division, strongly urges Governor Cuomo and the state Legislature to invest in UAlbany's engineering college. Read more here. (Photo credit: Paul Buckowski/Times Union. Used with permission.)
2016 NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Award winner is no stranger to winning… and giving back to others. Read her story here.
Computer Science and Computer Engineering are among the majors pulling in a record number of applications for 2017 at UAlbany. Read more here.
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 Winter 2015 issue today.
The University at Albany’s new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) has received an anonymous gift of $4 million to support students, faculty, academic programs and other core priorities.
Graduations from HVCC to UAlbany will be more varied and plentiful.