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 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.
The School instills knowledge, values, and skills that enable its graduates to participate actively and take leadership roles in their communities.
Librarians and other information professionals foster life-long learning for all. The GSLIS provides an accessible, practical experience that fully prepares graduates to serve their varied constituencies. Our student body, our faculty, and our curriculum reflect the diverse demographics of today's society.