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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

  • Interim Dean Kim Boyer
    Launch of UAlbany’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Noted in InformationWeek

    InformationWeek, the online community for business technology professionals, noted the formation of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a planned institute for advanced data analytics at the University at Albany. The article quotes Interim Dean Kim Boyer on his model for developing the school and its programs.

  • 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.

  • Vice President Nikki Gupta working with two local Girl Scouts.

    Women in Computing Club to do High School Outreach

    The UAlbany student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery – Women (ACM-W), a new group established in October, will be reaching out to high school women interested in computing-related fields, thanks to a recent national award.

  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Kim Boyer

    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Reports Rapid Growth

    The new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is off to a running start with faculty recruitment, an ambitious growth plan, course offerings, students enrolled, and the recent announcement of personnel changes.

  • Young high tech workers

    Coming Online Degree Will Aim to Expand Info Technology Workforce

    SUNY High Needs Program award to School of Education's Peter Shea addresses call for new academic programs that prepare students for a burgeoning sector of New York's economy.

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