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Message from the Associate Dean and Director

Welcome to Palmer School

Welcome to the Palmer School! We are excited that you have joined us to explore the world of information by working on a master's degree in library and information science or a Ph.D. in Information Studies. The focus of both programs is information, whether it is helping others find, evaluate, and synthesize information or it is creating new knowledge through the research process. Regardless of how you work with information, you will become an information professional through the required courses and the elective classes you choose to complete your degree. You may want to focus on a career in a traditional library setting working in a public school or academic library. Or you may choose to enter the digital world learning how to manage, preserve, and archive artifacts and other information sources. The choices are limitless. Our goal here at the Palmer School is to prepare you to become an educated leader in the information world.

Hang on—the ride is exciting, stimulating, and challenging. We are excited about helping you travel down the path you have chosen.


Lori Knapp, Interim Director; Interim Dean of the College of Education Information and Technology
Palmer School of Library and Information Science