GSLIS ranked number one among LIS schools

U.S. News & World Report has released its latest rankings of graduate professional schools of library and information science. GSLIS has once again been selected as number one, a position held by the School since the publication first started ranking library and information studies programs.

Interim Dean Allen Renear said, “We’re very pleased that the GSLIS master’s program remains once again at the top of the national rankings. This reflects not only the hard work of our faculty, staff, and students, but the support of our alumni, friends, and colleagues at other LIS schools as well.”

In addition to remaining in the top position, GSLIS also ranked highly in a number of specialty groups. These include a first-place ranking in Services for Children and Youth and a second-place ranking in Digital Librarianship. The School also placed in the top ten for Archives and Preservation, Health Librarianship, Information Systems, and School Library Media.

U.S. News compared 51 ALA-accredited master’s degree programs in library and information studies in the United States. The rankings are based on the results of a 2012 peer assessment survey sent to deans, directors, and senior faculty in each of the programs.

Congratulations to faculty, staff, students, and alumni for their role in making GSLIS a leader among schools of information, known as the iSchools. For the full list of rankings, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.

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