Library and Information Studies (LIS)

Library and Information Studies (LIS)
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Department of Library and Information Studies

Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1020
ph: (716) 645-2412
fax: (716) 645-3775
email: lis-information@buffalo.edu


Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Services

Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
ph: (716) 645-2110
fax: (716) 645-7937
email: gse-info@buffalo.edu

Office of Admissions

Heidi Julien.jpgWelcome! 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 MLS 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 MLS in School Library Media, and an Advanced Studies Certificate designed for MLS graduate 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: http://gse.buffalo.edu/lis/admissions, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Sincerely,
Heidi Julien
Chair, Department of Library and Information Studies


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