Academics

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"At the heart of library and information science lives our ethic of service, empowerment, and social benefit. We do not shrink from the challenges of the world around us—we seek them out."
Dean Allen Renear

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The iSchool at Illinois has long been ranked the top LIS program in the nation, with a reputation for providing the highest quality education at the master's and doctoral levels.

Our core courses provide a strong foundation for careers in LIS, and a broad array of electives allows students to design their own programs of study across all of our degrees.

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Our staff is here to help bridge the gap between students and technology in the classroom setting. We believe the technology you use should be as simple and stable as possible, so that you can focus on your studies.

Students have access to a variety of scholarly services, both onsite and virtually. Visit our Virtual Library to search databases, browse new titles, or IM a librarian with your questions.

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“The iSchool opened doors for me in many ways.
I was exposed to lots of ideas that were new
to me and that continue to shape my thinking.”
– Paul Bracke (MS ’97)