School of Information & Library Science

The School of Information and Library Science, also known as the iSchool at Carolina, offers an undergraduate major and minor, master’s degrees and a Ph.D. We are consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top schools by U.S. News & World Report.

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Educating information leaders

The school educates innovative and responsible thinkers who will lead the information professions; discovers principles and impacts of information; creates systems, techniques and policies to advance information processes and services; and advances information creation, access, use, management and stewardship to improve the quality of life for diverse local, national and global communities.

Our students learn the principles for information creation, management and use that will serve them for a lifetime of continued learning. They also acquire the practical knowledge and skills to help them obtain rewarding jobs and develop novel information systems and services.

Our faculty are world-renowned leaders with a variety of expertise and interests that combine to make SILS a transformational leader in four specific areas: digital curation, health informatics, information interaction and librarianship for the 21st Century.

Facts & Figures

  • No. 1ranking in Health Librarianship by U.S. News & World Report
  • +90%of graduates work or continue their education within six months of graduation
  • Top 10in all specialty areas ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 1Library and Information Management Program by QS World University Rankings
  • 1stMaster's Degree in the U.S. focused on digital curation