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 11th in the nation. Our Archives Management concentration is ranked 1st among Archives & Preservation programs. SLIS was also ranked 7th 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 13th 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 about SLIS
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
Maya Bergamasco ’19MS shares how her experiences at Simmons led to her current role, Faculty Research & Scholarly Support Librarian at Harvard Law School Library.
Talk about your work at the John J. Burns Library at Boston College as a Senior Special Collections Cataloging Librarian I'm a rare book cataloger. The Burns Library is a special collections library with rare books and archives. Some of...
The F. Gerald Ham and Elsie Ham Scholarship Fund was established by F. Gerald Ham, past president of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and his wife, Elsie Ham, in 1998. The fund, endowed in 2008, provides financial support to...
In April of 2022, Emerita Professor Josephine Fang celebrated her one hundredth birthday. Fang was a professor in the School of Library and Information Science for 20 years. Her children (her daughter, Anna Fang ’86, is a Simmons alumna) established...
My title is Digital Assets and Records Manager at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which is a fire and life safety organization that has been around for 125 years.
The Simmons University Library and the School of Library and Information Science are excited to welcome its first cohort of Fellows. The Fellows program has been designed to prepare a diverse group of candidates with different perspectives and experiences for...
On June 11, 2022, a Drag Queen Story Hour held at the Alameda County (CA) Library was disrupted by Proud Boys protestors. This event was part of the month-long Pride Celebration held by Alameda County Library, and many public libraries...
How does your experience of immigrating to this country impact your career choices? Immigrating to the US provided a landscape of opportunities for me. First, it gave me my very first job as a cashier at TJMAXX. Three months later...
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, 88% of students entering the MS (LIS) degree program between AY 2013 and AY 2018 continued their programs of study after their first year at SLIS.
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).