Library & Information Studies

Library & Information Studies

Welcome to the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies!


1 Program – 3 Optional Tracks – Your Style 


Join the masters of information today with a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree from the University of Rhode Island! At URI’s School of Library and Information Studies, we offer:

  • flexible and affordable curriculum
  • online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses
  • internship opportunities
  • robust alumni network
  • 1-on-1 course and career advising
  • strong track record of professional placements

Choose from Optional Tracks in Digital Media, Community Leadership, and School Library Media.

In support of the University of Rhode Island’s mission and the Harrington School of Communication and Media, the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies exercises leadership in the global information age through research, service, and the preparation of knowledgeable and ethical professionals who can serve the library and information needs of a diverse society.

Whether you are interested in a career in academic libraries, school libraries, public libraries, or special libraries, or are preparing to be a digital information specialist, we help you develop leadership skills, the capacity to support people’s lifelong learning, and advance their digital literacy competencies in the global information age.

View our 2013 Biennial Report to the American Library Association about the progress we have made in developing the program to meet the needs of current and future librarians and information professionals.

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