School of Library and Information Science

A powerful opportunity to educate, inform, and serve the communities in which we live.

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is a national leader with top-rated faculty, prestigious alumnae/i, and great locations in Boston and SLIS West (South Hadley, and Amherst, Massachusetts). Students can also complete the Master's of Library and Information Science program and the Archives Management concentration entirely online, or in blended online and face-to-face format.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Master's in Library and Information Science 12th in the nation. Our Archives Management concentration is ranked 3rd among Archives & Preservation programs, our Library Services to Children concentration ranked 4th for Services for Children and Youth programs, our School Library Teacher concentration ranked 9th among School Library Media programs, and our Cultural Heritage concentration ranked 12th among Digital Librarianship programs.

In the School of Library and Information Science, you'll have direct and frequent access to faculty who pride themselves on being personal mentors. You'll work closely with classmates in an engaging, supportive classroom environment, be it face-to-face or through our innovative online programs.


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