School of Library and Information Science

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). 

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

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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.

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About

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.

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Careers

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
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Alumnae/i

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.

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Library and Information Science News

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Student Placement

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.

Assessment & Accreditation

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).

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