Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Library and Information Studies, part of the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo.

I’m delighted that you’re visiting our website, and I extend my warm wishes to get in touch or to schedule a visit. We’d love to meet you and welcome you to our learning community. We are a part of the Graduate School of Education and have been educating information professionals since 1966. We have been continually accredited by the American Library Association since 1972. Our mission is to provide a dynamic academic environment that involves groundbreaking research, exceptional teaching and collaborative service in a diverse global context.

Our MS in information and library science degree program is offered via online and face-to-face learning opportunities. Our graduates are now in such key positions as reference librarians, school library media specialists, law librarians, system administrators and Web designers, among many others. Our department also offers an MS in school librarianship, and an advanced studies certificate designed for MS in information and library science graduates who wish to upgrade their competencies or change career directions.

Our programs invite learners to explore the nature of information and its use, the conceptual foundations of information organization, the information needs of diverse people in a range of contexts, sources of information to meet these requirements, and the cutting edge technology to store and retrieve information, all in the context of the traditional values of librarianship, including intellectual freedom and equity of information access.

I invite you to explore this website—take the time to discover that we are committed to program quality, academic excellence, and community and professional service. Please visit our Prospective Students page, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Sincerely,

Heidi Julien
Chair and Professor

Heidi Julien, PhD

Heidi Julien, PhD
Chair and Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo