The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), also known as the iSchool at Carolina, offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Visit our programs page for a full list of degrees and certificates.
As of fall 2020, we had approximately 174 undergraduate students majoring in information science or minoring in information systems and 216 graduate students (63 MSIS, 124 MSLS, and 29 PhD) enrolled.
We have about 30 full-time faculty members whose variety of expertise and interests combine to make SILS a transformational leader in four specific areas:
- Digital Curation
- Health Informatics
- Information Interaction
- Librarianship for the 21st Century
We are consistently ranked as one of the top schools of library and information studies by U.S. News & World Report.
The American Library Association (ALA) accredits our Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) and Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degrees. View our ALA Reaccreditation Program Presentation.
We are a member of the iSchools organization, a consortium of more than 80 information schools in universities on five continents dedicated to advancing the information field. While each iSchool has its own strengths and specializations, they share a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology. The iSchool caucus seeks to maximize the visibility and influence of its member schools and facilitate their interdisciplinary approaches to harnessing the power of information and technology and maximizing the potential of humans.
Our campus home is Manning Hall, centrally located on UNC-Chapel Hill's main campus. We are adjacent to Lenoir Dining Hall and directly across Polk Place from Carroll Hall. Be careful not to confuse our Manning Hall with ITS Manning, an administrative building on the health affairs side of campus. Our physical address is 216 Lenoir Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, but please note there are no public parking spaces near the building. Click here for more information about visiting and parking.