The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is a bustling hub of research, innovation, and learning, not to mention a supportive and collegial community that many people think of as “home” long after they leave campus.  

Information is our focus and our passion, and we approach its study from a variety of perspectives with a goal of developing theories, practices, and systems that can lead the world to higher levels of prosperity, equity, and understanding.

While we are confident you will be impressed by the stories and research highlighted on our website, we want to emphasize that these represents only a portion of the activities at SILS. Our endeavors keep growing and expanding as our faculty make new discoveries and secure funding for research and projects that will shape the way information is shared, stored, and organized.

We are constantly seeking new collaborations with on-campus partners, business and industry leaders, and researchers at other institutions across the globe. Each semester we welcome new students with fresh ideas, and each year we graduate new information professionals who make an immeasurable impact on their chosen professions.

We take great pride in our reputation as a school that prepares students not just to succeed, but to lead in whatever roles they choose.

Prospective students, we invite you to explore this website and learn more about SILS, our programs, faculty, students, and alumni. We hope these demonstrate why SILS may be the right choice for you.