Education > Library Schools
Library schools go by many different names - Library & Information Science, Information Studies, Information Resources, Informatics and more. And offer a variety of degrees: MLS (Master of Library Science), MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science), MIS (Master of Information Science) and others.
American Library Association provides a searchable database of accredited graduate programs in Information Science
When picking a school consider:
Location Are you limited geographically? On-campus or distance learning or combination of both?
- Fields of Study Do you want to specialize in a particular area? The Library Journal Directory of Library Schools highlights the major programs at each school.
Costs Do you need financial aid? (and who doesn't!) Look at each schools requirements. Also check out scholarship opportunities.
- Requirements Make sure you check on admission requirements and testing requirements. Is the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) required?
New York State Library & Information Science Programs
- Long Island University - Palmer School of Library & Information Science
- Pratt Institute - School of Information & Library Science
- Queens College - Graduate School of Library & Information Studies
- St. John's University - Division of Library & Information Science
- Syracuse University - School of Information Studies
- University at Albany - College of Computing and Information
- University at Buffalo - The Informatics Program, Dept. of Library & Information Studies
Other School Information
- Library Journal Directory of Library Schools - Quick summary of schools and their specialties.
Get your degree online!
- Guidelines for Choosing a Master's Program in Library & Information Studies - Advice from ALA (American Library Association)
Specific Fields of Study
- ALA - Accredited Graduate Program in Library Science with Law Library Classes or Joint MLS/JD Classes - Handy guide to help you pick a library school program.
- Recognized School Library Media Education Programs
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