What makes the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University the best choice for your advanced education? How are we different from other programs? And what career options are available to you once you get your degree? The answers are here.
The School of Library and Information Science has evolved over its 60+ year history to serve the ever-changing needs of information professionals and the organizations that seek to employ them. As early as 1946, Kent State University began offering undergraduate courses in library and information science. Today the School offers two master's degrees entirely online, participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, boasts a faculty of world-renowned researchers and is the largest graduate program at the University. And that's not all.
The School's Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) degree program is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation. Read more about our mission, strategic principles, curriculum assessment process and student learning outcomes.
The School has state-of-the-art facilities at two locations in Ohio, and a robust presence internationally with its online degree programs. The University Library on Kent State University's main campus is home to our administrative and faculty offices, classrooms and research facilities. And in central Ohio, we have faculty offices and classrooms in the State Library of Ohio in Columbus.
The mission of the School of Library and Information Science is to transform the global information environment collaboratively through dynamic learning, innovative research and interdisciplinary synergy. Our faculty, students and alumni are doing this every day, in many ways. Find out more.
Our alumni form a global network of information professionals who are leaders in their respective fields. Learn more about them on our Alumni Updates and Alumni Awards pages. Or use our online form to share your own update, and we'll help spread the news.
If you're wondering how you can give back to your alma mater, or maybe you're thinking about paying it forward, to help future generations of information professionals — we've got a few suggestions.
Looking to advance your career in higher education research and teaching? Or are you interested in sharing your career experience as one of our part-time instructors? Check out our current open positions.
Got a question about our programs, or want to schedule a visit? Give us a call or send an email.