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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. 2Best Library and Information Management Program on the QS World University Rankings (2022)
  • +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

Around Campus

  • North Carolina flag flying over South Building.

    A message from the chancellor: More than one path to success

    "As a public university, our obligation is bigger than just our own graduates. Not everyone can study at a place like this, and there can’t be just one promising pathway to success. We are focused on building those pathways not just for our students, but for people across our state."

  • People standing in a research lab.

    Bioelectronics meets medicine

    Assistant professor Wubin Bai and his team have developed a novel, bioelectronic technology that will improve patients’ lives, helping to safely automate and lower the burden of post-recovery care.

  • South Building

    A message from campus leadership: Protecting safety on campus and in the community

    "Carolina has a history of navigating tough issues and, together, we will continue making progress to enhance community safety and improve lives across our community. We take a lot of pride in being one of the best college towns in the nation, and we will do everything possible to maintain that recognition."