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. SLIS was also ranked 4th for Services for Children and Youth programs. Our Archives Management concentration is ranked 3rd among Archives & Preservation 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 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
After working at a neighborhood bar for nearly 20 years, Assistant Professor Eric Poulin is combining his current professional work with local barroom culture. In his latest research project, Poulin gives voice to the history made in these integral spaces.
Library and Information Science students share their experiences completing fieldwork during the pandemic, and tell us the advantages of online internships.
Congratulations to Carolina Quiroa ’21MS, recipient of the 2019 Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship. In her award application, Quiroa shared her experience preserving the visual history of Guatemala.
Jennifer Gordon ’02MS, school librarian at the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School in Cambridge, received this award for her significant achievements and demonstrated excellence in the library and information professions.
In 2016, Research & Instruction Librarian Stacy Collins ’16MS, ’16MA created the Anti-Oppression LibGuide to educate and support the Simmons community. Today, this guide is cited in books, articles, and online. We spoke with Collins about why this guide is considered an essential resource.
Anya Brodrick '13MS combines her passions for music and library sciences in her position with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band.
Campopiano describes his work as the archives and rights manager for WGBH’s FRONTLINE, and how his passion for monsters and film led to directing documentaries.
We caught up with University Archivist and Deputy Library Director, Jason Wood. Learn more about his journey to becoming an archivist and what furry friend you'll find in his home office.
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, 93% of students entering the MS (LIS) degree continue in the program. Two years time to degree is 42%, three years is 37% and four years is 7%.
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).