Library and Information Studies (LIS)

Library and Information Studies (LIS)

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Tuition Reduction for Non-New York State Residents Enrolled in Online Graduate Programs and Courses

The SUNY Board of Trustees has approved a 41.3% savings on the tuition rate for the 2017-18 academic year for non-New York State residents enrolled in fully online graduate programs and coursework. The new rate will be in effect beginning fall 2017 for current and new students. Specific tuition and fee amounts will be found on the Student Accounts website.

The tuition savings for online programs at the University at Buffalo brings affordability and convenience to a new level. If you are a non-New York State resident and you are thinking about a new career or advancing your current career, please review our selection of quality, online programs.

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Department of Library and Information Studies

Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1020
716-645-3775 fax

Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Services

Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
716-645-7937 fax

Office of Admissions

Heidi JulienWelcome! I’m delighted that you’re visiting our website, and I extend my warm wishes to get in touch or visit us. 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. The 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.

Heidi Julien
Chair, Department of Library and Information Studies

DLIS Newsletter

The Informed: A Publication of the University at Buffalo’s Department of Library and Information Studies is developed and administered by the Advisory Board for DLIS. The Informed includes news, events, faculty & staff profiles, alumni updates, and more information to keep you updated on the activities of DLIS and program graduates. To contact The Informed, please e-mail

Vol. 4 (Fall 2017)
Vol. 3 (Fall 2016)
Vol. 2 (Fall 2015)
Vol. 1 (Fall 2014)

UB MS in Information and Library Science Graduates speak about their programs and careers!

Steven Galbraith

Bill Jones

Carolyn Klotzbach

Chris Hollister

Kevin Michki

Sara Brown

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