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LIU Post’s Library and Information School Achieves National Ranking in U.S. News “Best Graduate Schools” Guide


Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University

Brookville, N.Y. – The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at LIU Post has been ranked by the influential U.S. News and World Report as one of the best information schools in the country.

The Palmer School, which offers Master’s degrees, a doctorate and advanced certificates, was ranked among the best 43 schools of its kind nationwide in the U.S. News 2014 Best Graduate Schools guidebook. The ranking is based on a survey of information school deans and is widely consulted by prospective graduate students.

An integral part of the LIU Post College of Education, Information and Technology, the Palmer School offers the M.S. in Library and Information Science, the Ph.D. in Information Studies and advanced certificates in archives and records management and public library administration, as well as a specialization in rare books and special collections and numerous dual-degree programs with the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Steinhardt’s School of Media, Culture and Communication. Courses are taught at LIU Post in Brookville, N.Y., LIU Brentwood in LIU Brentwood, N.Y. and NYU’s Bobst Library in Manhattan

“It is gratifying to see that the U.S. News and World Report recognizes the extraordinary academic quality of the Palmer School of Library and Information Science,” said Dr. Jeffrey Kane, vice president for academic affairs at LIU. “It confirms that our faith in the faculty and their commitment to the continuous evolution of the School in the rapidly advancing fields of library and information science is well placed. The dean, Dr. Robert D. Hannafin, associate dean and director of the Palmer School, Dr. Jody K. Howard, and the faculty remain steadfastly committed to the continued development of the School in keeping with the higher standards of research and teaching. “Dr. Kane adds, “We at the University are proud of this recognition and are highly supportive of their efforts.”

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Posted 03/13/2013

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