We help students build successful careers, lead meaningful lives and achieve a powerful return on their educational investment.
Dean Abels explains how our unique programs prepare librarians for the 21st century.
Our renowned library and information science programs blend classic collections management skills with cutting-edge technology.
SLIS is more than library science. Our students study computer science, children's literature, archives management and more.
SLIS students learn to create, manage and produce information, not just to consume it.
Testing facilities, a 3D printer and touchscreen, Google glass, audio and video production...SLIS labs have a lot to offer our students to support their studies.
SLIS faculty members are experts in their fields and mentors in and out of the classroom.
Simmons faculty and students conduct research that's advancing the field.
We offer mentoring, networking, job postings and more to help you find your first job — or your next big adventure.
Our Career Education Center helps with everything from interview preparation to optimizing your LinkedIn profile, so you can land your dream job.
We share a passion for life-long learning, discovery and helping others.
Stay connected with your classmates through networking events, class notes and more.
The School of Library and Information Science was founded in 1902, a turn-of-the-century moment between the Industrial and Information revolutions. 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.
A degree from SLIS opens doors to a broad range of careers. Our alumni work as archivists, digital asset managers, specialists in literacy and children's literature, reference librarians, rare-book specialists, catalogers, preservation managers, web designers, publishers, information architects, medical and law librarians, and knowledge managers. They choose careers in archives, museums, historical societies, and the information industries.
Still wondering what can you do with a library and information science degree? Explore the resources we have gathered below about careers in library and information science, check out our programs, or better yet, hear about it from our current students and alums.
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