Department of Information & Library Science

Welcome from ILS

We are an accredited and top ranked program, #9 in the most recent US News and World Report. We have been around for more than a half century and have graduated almost 8,000 students in that time. Our alumni are to be found all across the United States and worldwide, holding various leadership positions.

Information and Library Science at IU SICE

We offer master's degrees in both library science  and information science, not to mention an unmatched array of dual/joint degree programs, unique specializations (tracks), and certificates. Whether your interest is in rare books or data science, archives or digital libraries, public or academic libraries, organizational and social informatics or information architecture, text mining or information visualization, this is the place for you. We also offer a Ph.D. in information science.

The Department of Information and Library Science is committed to excellence and innovation in the education of librarians and other information professionals, the creation of knowledge, and service in a diverse and changing global information environment.

To accomplish this mission, the department’s goals are:

To prepare socially responsible graduates for fulfilling careers characterized by ethical practice, professional values, analytical skill, leadership, and lifelong learning;

To contribute knowledge and advance theory by working from cognitive, social, behavioral, cultural, and technological perspectives; fostering interdisciplinary collaboration; and cultivating an appreciation for the role of information in society;

To serve our students, our state and local constituencies, society, and the library and information science profession; and

To model a climate of intellectual engagement, openness, integrity, and respect within the school.


The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering is a community of diverse faculty, students, and staff from a wide range of cultures, nationalities, races, and social backgrounds. We are committed to maintaining an environment of inclusiveness and respect.

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Contact us with Questions:
Department of Information and Library Science
School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Indiana University
1320 E. 10th Street, LI 011 Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
(812) 855-2018
Tollfree: (888) 335-7547