Our Mission

SILS educates innovative and responsible thinkers who will lead the information professions; discovers principles and impacts of information; creates systems, techniques, and policies to advance information processes and services; and advances information creation, access, use, management, and stewardship to improve the quality of life for diverse local, national, and global communities.

Top video: SILS tied for the #2 spot in the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings of library and information studies programs. Other videos: SILS grad student Lulu Zilinskas discusses her project to make archives more accessible. Tressie McMillan Cottom delivers the Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture. SILS alumni Jackson Fox (MSIS '05) and Curt Arledge (MSIS '14) talk about their work in UX and career opportunities at Viget, a digital innovation agency.