Simmons University Library and Information Science Program Ranked Eleventh Nationally by U.S. News & World Report
These rankings are a testament to the dedication, passion and talent of our faculty, and it also reflects the tremendous skill and impact of Simmons alumnae/i who are working in the national LIS landscape.
— SLIS Director Sanda Erdelez
Simmons University is pleased to announce that its Library and Information Science (LIS) program, along with several specialty concentrations, have been named among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The value and appeal of these programs is enhanced by two distinctive dual degree programs at Simmons: Archives Management / History, and Library and Information Science / Children's Literature.
Simmons’ renowned Archives Management concentration has been recognized as number one in the nation. In addition, the Simmons LIS program is ranked eleventh nationally, and the Services for Children and Youth concentration is ranked seventh. Other programs receiving recognition include the Simmons School Library Teacher concentration, which is ranked ninth among School Library Media programs, and the Cultural Heritage concentration, which ranks thirteenth among Digital Librarianship programs.
“We are thrilled that our LIS programs have been recognized for their high quality and commitment and achievement in the information field,” said Professor Sanda Erdelez, who is the director of Simmons School of Library and Information Science. “These rankings are a testament to the dedication, passion and talent of our faculty, and it also reflects the tremendous skill and impact of Simmons alumnae/i who are working in the national LIS landscape.”
Dr. Marie desJardins, Dean of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences, adds, “Simmons’s focus on principled leadership, social impact, and linking passion with purpose create a distinctive curriculum and learning experience for all of our students. We value excellent teaching; scholarship that centers equity, inclusion, and civic engagement; and the interrelatedness of information, people, and the world we live in. These values shine through in the achievements of our extraordinary faculty, students, and alumnae/i.”