The world of information work is evolving
This combined program introduces you to computing, data models and structure, hands-on competencies, and the issues surrounding the legal and ethical uses of computer technologies in contemporary information work.
The world of the "information professional" is not bound solely to libraries but embraces an expanding and inclusive computer-oriented world of the "information professions". These professions encompass artifacts and applications of the printed word, digital resources, cultural and scientific data, archives and informatics, systems and interfaces, and the people who need these resources. Opportunities await people bridging the traditional and opening forms of information services.
At home in the print world, today's librarian is also one of a spectrum of information professionals - working in libraries, museums, archives, records management, metadata designers, businesses and any information-rich environment to preserve the physical and digital resources fundamental to education, culture, business, the arts, and modern life. The modern information professional may be involved in preserving and assuring access to physical forms of knowledge, to cultural objects, and resources born digital, through training in the computer technologies that facilitate organization and access to fulfill people's need for information.
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is ranked in the country's top 11 by U.S. News & World Report. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in their fields. Their experienced teaching, service, and research activities provide you an exciting realm of study and opportunities to apply your learning to real-world practices. And you'll connect with new colleagues. You'll enter this exciting, expanding field with a sophisticated skill set, eminently qualified to connect people to the information they need.
To complete the integrated degree program in Computer Science (CS) and Library and Information Science (LIS), students must first complete all requirements for the Computer Science degree. During their final semester of the CS degree, they will apply to the LIS program for formal admission. Once accepted, the students will complete 27 credits of LIS courses, including LIS 407 and LIS 415, which are required for all LIS degrees. CS/LIS students are exempted from taking LIS 488 or any other technology requirements in the LIS program.
To complete the integrated degree program in Information technology (IT) and Library and Information Science (LIS), students must first complete all requirements for the Information Technology degree. During their final semester of the IT degree, they will apply to the LIS program for formal admission. Once accepted, the students will complete 27 credits of LIS courses, including LIS 407 and LIS 415, which are required for all LIS degrees. IT/LIS students are exempted from taking LIS488 or any other technology requirements in the LIS program.
For more information on these programs, please contact Amber Stubbs, the advisor for the integrated programs.
Master's level coursework in library science will commence by your senior year and culminate in stimulating yet practical independent studies. Our prime Boston location opens the door to hundreds of prestigious internships.
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics and Program Director of Mathematics and Statistics
Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics, Computing, and Statistics, and Undergraduate Computer Science and Informatics Program Director
Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of the Computer Science Complete Degree program
Adjunct Faculty and Emeritus