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
Eynouf started her career in the restaurant industry but soon fell in love with library science after completing her bachelor's degree. AFter learning about the opportunities at SLIS West, Eynouf never looked back.
Need a book recommendation? Gabby Womack '17MA, '17MS has read 135 so far this year, and she's just getting started. Learn why Gabby decided to create her site Bookish AfroLatina and how her Simmons experience inspired her to be a radical librarian.
Baker's work is informed by her heritage. When she embarked on writing "The Keeper of Night," Baker wanted readers to understand the challenges biracial people face, but through a fun adventure story. Learn more about her debut novel.
As the Student Equity & Outreach Librarian at Mt. San Antonio College, Rios-Alvarado wants students to know that the library is for everyone. Learn how she reframes the idea of a college library and empowers others to use the library to their advantage.
After ten years in the military, Rebecca Mitchell ’22 is embracing civilian life. In fall 2020, she enrolled at Simmons as an undergraduate for a second bachelor’s degree, via the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
For their fellowship, Rae collected information on the authors and presenters of the 2021 National Book Festival. We caught up with Rae about what they learned from this experience and their passion for the preservation of digital records.
In the wake of the pandemic, the School of Library and Information Science master’s and doctoral students wonder: what can we learn from this experience? Take a look at their research projects on the impacts of COVID-19 on schools and public libraries.
Awarded annually by the Massachusetts School Library Association, Laflamme was selected for her passion for education and her desire to model the tenets of social justice, nurture cultural appreciation, promote quality information-seeking behavior.
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).