University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

School of Information Sciences

501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820


Cindy Ashwill
Assistant Dean
Phone: (217) 244-4643
Fax: (217) 244-3302

Degrees/Certificates Offered

  • Certificate in Community Informatics
  • Certificate in Special Collections
  • Certificate in Youth Services
  • Certificate of Advanced Study (various specializations)
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries
  • MS in Information Management
  • MS in Library and Information Science (various specializations)
  • PhD in Library and Information Science
  • Specialization in Data Curation
  • Specialization in Socio-technical Data Analytics

Programs Offered

On Campus & Online

Program Philosophy

People use information for analysis, inquiry, collaboration, and play—and in so doing, change the world. The School of Information Sciences is dedicated to shaping the future of information through research, education, and engagement, both public and professional. Our mission is to lead the way in understanding the use of information in science, culture, society, commerce, and the diverse activities of our daily lives.

Practicum/Internships/Assistantships Offered?

The iSchool at Illinois encourages students to participate in practica and internships to gain work experience and explore career options in a wide variety of professional settings. A limited number of assistantships are available at the School and the University Library.



Faculty Information

Full-time Faculty: 24
Adjunct Faculty: 42