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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

  • Graduates celebrating

     Congratulations Graduates!

    Congratulations to the class of 2017! CEAS graduate students were celebrated on Friday night, and the weekend continues with our college undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 20th and a university-wide undergraduate ceremony on Sunday, May 21st. Please visit those pages for more information, including maps and livestream links.

  • The new state budget will benefit renovation of the Schuyler Building as the new home of CEAS.

    State Budget Gives CEAS a Boost

    As CEAS prepares to welcome a much larger than projected incoming class of computer and engineering students this fall, State funding bolsters the college's forward momentum. "It is an incredibly exciting time to be a Great Dane... Engineer," said Dean Kim Boyer. Read more here.

  • Assistant Professor Weifu Wang and other CEAS faculty and staff built speakers at a workshop led by Professor Betty Lise Anderson. Photo credit: Daphne Jorgensen

    Engineering Enthusiasm

    Betty Lise Anderson of The Ohio State University and a team of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) faculty brought a hands-on engineering project to students at Hackett Middle School recently. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.)

  • 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.

  • 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 technology student internships

    Students Spring into Innovation

    Agencies, small governments, transportation and financial market interests benefit this semester from undergrad and grad expertise in technology.

  • A reception was held May 10, 2017 for newly tenured faculty

    On Track

    University welcomes newly tenured faculty.

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