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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

  • Dee Magnoni

    CEAS Graduate Elected 2017 Special Libraries Association President

    Dee Magnoni, a 1992 UAlbany MLS graduate, has been elected the 2017 President of the Special Libraries Association. Currently, she is the research library director at the Los Alamos National Library in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

  • 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.

  • University at Albany Seal

    UAlbany Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

    UAlbany continues to enhance its academic footprint, welcoming 64 new full-time faculty members, including both tenure-track and full-time lecturers. New deans and provosts will lead efforts in the areas of criminal justice, engineering and applied sciences, social welfare, and international education. Several administrative professionals are added as well.

  • School Librarian

    UAlbany Researchers Examine the 'School Librarian Effect'

    Researchers at the University at Albany's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences have received $477,997 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to examine the role of school librarians in supporting and advancing K-12 education in New York State.

  • Tomek Strzalkowski

    Utilizing Big Data to Advance Research in Psychology, Anthropology, Linguistics, and Sociology

    UAlbany Computer Science Professor Tomek Strzalkowski, the director of UAlbany's Institute for Informatics, Logics and Security Studies (ILS), has been awarded $499,930 through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Open Campus initiative to explore the manner in which new data capture techniques can help advance research in areas such as psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and sociology.

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