Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Information Science, part of the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo.

Dan Albertson, PhD.

Dan Albertson, PhD 
Chair and Professor

Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo

Thank you for visiting our website. We are a student-centered program with faculty, academic advisors and student support staff who are committed to your success. 

Our MS in information and library science program can open up many career opportunities and prepare you for advanced research in the field of information science. This degree has been continuously accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1972 and offers a modern-day curriculum that provides new students the foundations of the field, along with flexibility to craft a plan of study that meets your academic and professional goals. Our graduates work in business, government, museums, archives and all types of libraries, and have also continued on to doctoral studies. 

Our department also offers an MS in school librarianship program, which prepares you to work as a librarian in schools around New York State and beyond.

In spring 2020, a fully online PhD in information science will officially launch, enabling you to earn a doctorate from UB, a Research 1 (R1) AAU university, from anywhere in the world.

The Department of Information Science continues to be on the rise in terms of our recognition for offering great academic programs and excellence in research, teaching and community service. We rank among the top 20 library and information science programs at public universities in the US, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s best library and information science rankings. 

There are so many exciting things happening in our department. I invite you to explore our website further to see what program interests you, and please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at UB.

Dan Albertson
Chair and Professor
Department of Information Science