The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS) is one of six academic programs that make up the Harrington School of Communication and Media. We are proud to be among the few programs of higher education that integrate library and information studies into a comprehensive program of communication and media studies. Our graduates benefit from opportunities to engage in real-world learning, developing competencies as information professionals, educators, and effective communicators.
Librarians and information specialists serve the needs of a richly diverse population in an ever-changing and increasingly complex information environment. The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS) educates students from New England, the nation, and the world for a profession that places them at the center of intellectual life in a wide range of communities, including schools and universities, villages and cities, corporations and non-profit organizations. See for yourself what the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree can do for your career!
GSLIS is fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and our School Library Media program is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). Our next full review is scheduled for 2017.