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

  • Experiential learning at the Robert C. Parker School

    Educating for Innovation

    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.

  • Walter Robb, Ph.D.

    Letter: Engineering will lift up UAlbany 

    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, Charlene Martoni, and Professor Philip Eppard, Department of Information Science, University at Albany

    Meet Our 2016 NYLA-Dewey Award Winner 

    2016 NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Award winner is no stranger to winning… and giving back to others. Read her story here

  • Computer Engineering

    UAlbany Expects Record Number of Applications for 2017 

    Computer Science and Computer Engineering are among the majors pulling in a record number of applications for 2017 at UAlbany. Read more here.

  • Government, community and business leaders at a press conference announcing the new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences - February 23, 2016

    Speak Up for the Schuyler Building! 

    We've got a great plan, strong community partners and a lot of energy. As the state budget takes shape in the coming weeks, here's how you can get involved: Your voice could make the difference! Help us bring the Schuyler building back to life.
  • Dean Kim Boyer

    $4 Million Gift to Further Catalyze UAlbany’s New Engineering Program

    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.

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    Building and Easing Transitions

    Graduations from HVCC to UAlbany will be more varied and plentiful.

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    If you are a UAlbany undergraduate ask us how our combined BS/MSIS or BA/MSIS programs can give you a head start on a graduate degree

    Contact the School

    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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