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About the School of Information

With roots tracing back to 1890, the School of Information has a history of excellence and innovation in library and information science education.

Participate in a vibrant academic community

All of our programs feature face-to-face teaching and learning in our cutting edge technology-enabled classrooms and labs. Our active student groups further enrich student life by organizing guest lectures, workshops, tours, site visits, and other networking events that help to deepen and expand your professional network. 

Learn from a faculty of recognized scholars and practitioners

Our full-time faculty are recognized scholars and researchers across the field of information, including digital archives, linked open data, information management, pedagogy and instructional technologies, information policy, data visualization, digital humanities, human-computer interaction, and emerging information technologies. Our part-time faculty represent NYC’s top practitioners and are recognized as leaders in their areas of expertise. 

Develop deep connections to new york city’s diverse professional communities

We are proud to be the only School of Information in New York City. Our convenient location gives students unparalleled opportunities to connect with the City’s dynamic information community and obtain professional positions in NYC’s leading cultural institutions, non-profits, start-ups, media companies, design firms, and other organizations in the rapidly expanding information and technology sectors.

Take advantage of experiential and participatory learning opportunities

Through our close working relationships with NYCs cultural institutions across libraries, archives, museums, non-profits, and the information sector, such as the Metropolitan Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Frick, MoMA, New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries, and many others, students get to work on a range of hands-on projects and can choose from a wide range of wonderful internship sites.

Questions? For admissions inquiries, please contact Graduate Admissions at 718.636.3514 or For all other inquiries, contact the School of Information at 212.647.7682 or For more information, you may also request a catalog and sign-up to attend an information session.