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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

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.

3D Hands made at University at Albany
UAlbany Uses 3D Technology to Create Prosthetic Hands for Children

When sophomore computer science major Elliott Weintraub heard from Department of Informatics lecturer Jonathan Muckell about the opportunity to build a 3D prosthetic hand for a child, he jumped at the chance. The department began the project in the fall semester and accelerated it to complete hands for four children by the holidays.

From left, Peter Brandon, Jennifer Goodall, and George Berg
Coding Boot Camp Proves a Success at UAlbany

The University at Albany recently hosted its Inaugural Software Carpentry Boot Camp, sponsored by the Informatics Department in the College of Computing and Information (CCI). A group of 25 UAlbany undergraduate and graduate students immersed themselves in the weekend boot camp to learn more about core computing skills.

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