A powerful opportunity to educate, inform, and serve the communities in which we live.
Our students can 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.
Our school is big in many ways — a national leader with top-rated faculty, prestigious alumni, and great locations in Boston, South Hadley, and Amherst, Massachusetts, as well as programs offered online.Learn More
For more than 100 years, our graduates have been pioneers in their profession, recognized for their amazing achievements and remarkable careers, throughout New England, across the country, and around the world.Careers
Our alums are innovators, challengers of the status quo, and champions of the right to information. Our alumnae/i are our most powerful ambassadors in the world of Library and Information Science.Alumnae/i
Library and Information Science News
SLIS and SSW faculty collaborate to support the mental health needs of library patrons, and the staff who serve them.
Claudia Willett ’11, ’15MA/MS is the Project Archivist for the John S. McCain Papers at Arizona State University (ASU). Willett shared with us her efforts to establish a cohesive collection from these materials.
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) Alumni Executive Board is proud to announce that the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award has been given to Karen Adler Abramson '99MS, Director of Archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and...
SLIS students and professionals gather at the 2019 Allen Smith Symposium. On April 12 & 13, students, faculty, and professionals within the library and information science field gathered at Simmons for the 2019 Allen Smith Symposium, “From Community to Curriculum:...
Libraries, Archives, and Museums Today: Insights from the Field seeks to understand how institutions are adapting to the challenges of working with digital information. Peter Botticelli, Martha R. Mahard, and Michèle V. Cloonan collaborated on Libraries, Archives, and Museums...
Nutter is remembered for her dedication to academic libraries. SLIS Alumni Achievement Award 1995 recipient Susan Keene Nutter '68MS died on March 25, 2019. In her last professional role, she served as the vice provost and director of the North...
Doctoral student Kimberly Lavoie uses research and experience to address the technology needs of the school library. Can you tell us about your research? What led you to this topic? My research interests include teacher-librarian collaboration in the digital age,...
Dean’s Fellow Carolyn shares how her career in nonprofits lead her to the School of Library and Information Science. What sparked your interest in librarianship? I was not only a bookworm but also a lover of organization as a kid—I...
SLIS distributes the Library Journal's "Placements and Salaries" Survey to graduates of the LIS master's of science program on a rolling basis as each class — January, May, and August — completes the program.
On average, 91% of students entering the MS (LIS) degree program between AY 2009 and AY 2016 continued or completed their programs of study at SLIS, according to data prepared by the Simmons Registrar's Office.
The Simmons School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is proud to have a degree in Library and Information Science accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).