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Leading and Promoting the Information Field

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For more than 80 years we’ve been there. Inspiring learners. Producing leaders. Shaping the world of library and information science so that individuals and families everywhere get the most out of their library experience. At the School of Information Studies, ours is a higher standard. A standard founded on rigorous programming, exceptional and personalized instruction, and a deep understanding and appreciation for the needs of working professionals when it comes to graduate education.

Chicago’s iSchool offers an ALA–accredited Master of Library and Information Science in Chicago, as well as the Master of Arts in Youth LiteratureMaster of Professional StudiesMaster of Science in Information ManagementDoctor of Philosophy, and dual degree and certificate programs. We offer an array of opportunities for professionals looking to expand their knowledge and advance their careers.

At a Glance

Located in River Forest, IL - 20 minutes from Downtown Chicago

Butler Children's Literature Center 

Master of Library and Information Science

  • In person, online, or hybrid 

Master of Science of Information Management

  • In person, hybrid

Master of Arts in Youth Literature

  • In person, hybrid

PhD in Information Studies 

  • In person only (weekend intensives)

School Library Media Program 

  • In person (some online options) 

15 graduate certificates

Areas of Focus

  • Archives, Preservation, and Special Collections
  • Cataloging & Metadata
  • Collection, Acquisition, and Circulation
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Intiatives, Integration and Management 
  • Health Informatics
  • Human- Computer Interaction
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Infomation Architecture
  • Information Ethics and Values
  • Information Management
  • Information Security 
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Knowledge Organization
  • Leadership, Management, and Administration
  • Librarianship
  • Outreach Programming and Instruction
  • Reference and Research
  • User Experience Design
  • Youth Services 

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Emma Schmidt-Swartz, Graduate Recruiter 

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Grandville, MI 49418

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