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
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
Amber Moore ’08MS navigates the emotional terrain of personal collections.
Assistant Professor Colin Rhinesmith and School of Library Science students, Jo Dutilloy '20MS and Susan Kennedy '20MS presented their research at the 17th Community Informatics Research Network Conference in Prato, Italy.
Adult Services Librarian Eileen Fontenot ’14MS talks book clubs, field trips, and the skills needed to work in a public library.
Simmons Lecturer Megan Dowd Lambert ’02MA and partner Sean St. Marie ’19MS purchase Modern Memoirs, Inc.
Professor and Dean Emerita Michele Cloonan’s book, The Monumental Challenge of Preservation: The Past in a Volatile World, received the University of Mary Washington Historic Preservation Book Prize for 2019.
Post-Master’s Inter-Professional Informationist Now Accepting Applications Simmons University proudly announced the launch of a new certificate program today, Inter-Professional Informationist (IPI). The IPI will bridge the gap between traditional and emergent skills in health sciences and biomedical librarianship and aims...
Faculty of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences presented at the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration, known as "the world's largest gathering of women technologists."
College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences and College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice faculty collaborate to support the mental health needs of library patrons, and the staff who serve them.
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).