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 master’s program in information and library science 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 with the foundations of the field, along with the flexibility to craft a plan of study that meets their individual 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 a master’s program in school librarianship that prepares and certifies you to work as a librarian in K–12 schools around New York State and beyond.

In spring 2020, we officially launched a new and innovative PhD degree program in information science which gives you the opportunity to earn a doctorate from UB, a Research 1 (R1) AAU university, from anywhere in the world. The program is already showing tremendous signs of success with cohorts of emerging scholars who are developing impactful research projects.

The Department of Information Science continues to be on the rise in terms of our recognition for offering outstanding academic programs and excellence in research, teaching and community engagement. Our accredited programs are ranked in the top 20 among public universities in the U.S., according to the U.S. News and World Report’s best library and information science rankings.

As you can see, 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 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at UB.

Dan Albertson
Chair and Professor
Department of Information Science