Library and Information Science

Continuously accredited since the 1970's. 

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Librarians are guides to the Information Age — dynamic individuals with a passion for learning, trained in theory, practice and technology. They are the ones who help us locate, organize, interpret and use the vast quantities of information literally at our fingertips.

The Division of Library and Information Science (DLIS) at St. John’s University prepares graduate students for careers in libraries and other information centers. We offer courses at our New York campuses in Queens and Oakdale, Long Island, and online. Accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), our programs draw a wide range of students — men and women representing many ethnic, social and economic backgrounds. They are united by an enthusiasm for librarianship and a desire to help others by achieving excellence in this dynamic profession.

Excellence, On Campus or Online
Our DLIS students benefit from the outstanding resources of a major Catholic university in exciting New York City. Taught by faculty who are leading librarians and information specialists, our graduates secure positions in archives, corporations, law libraries, medical and health libraries, online information services, public and academic libraries, publishing companies, research libraries, technology companies and other information centers.

Their success reflects the widely recognized excellence of St. John’s DLIS programs. Whether they study on campus or online, our students gain a thorough understanding of library and information theory and practice. The programs also offer hands-on experience in the latest academic and professional technologies. All new students receive their own laptop computer, which they keep after graduating.

Our DLIS programs reflect the University’s Vincentian commitment to service and social justice. Our students focus on providing the public with access to the information that citizens need to participate in our democracy. By the time they earn their degrees, they are ready to help make information available to those who need it, across community and national boundaries.

Make the Division of Library and Information Science the educational foundation for your chosen career path. An MS Library and Information Science from St. John’s will open doors to career opportunities in a wide range of information-related fields.  We invite you to learn more about the opportunities awaiting you at DLIS.