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Library Science

Guide to library science collections at the University of Chicago

Why Library Sciences?

This page is for University of Chicago students and staff considering a graduate program in Library and Information Science.

Choosing a Program

There are 59 accredited Graduate Schools of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) in the United States and Canada. The ALA Directory offers a list of the programs and different search options, such as region and areas of concentration.

Library Schools in Illinois

There are two graduate programs for library and information science in Illinois. The school at UIUC includes a distance learning program (LEEP).


University of Chicago Graduate Library School

The University of Chicago Graduate Library School was established in 1926. It was the first to offer doctoral degrees in librarianship. The program stopped accepting new students in 1988.

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and Library Quarterly were both formerly published out of the University of Chicago Graduate School.

Subject Specialist

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Rebecca Starkey
she / her - FLI Ally
Director of Teaching and Academic Engagement
Regenstein Library, Room 363

Subject Areas: Education, Library Science