People. Information. Technology.

Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders in Information Science and Technology at the School of Information Studies

UWM’s School of Information Studies (SOIS) is committed to shaping the future of library science and information technology by improving the world through innovation and inquiry, connecting humans to the information they use every day.

Our mission is to educate the next generation of library science and information technology professionals by offering a rigorous curriculum that fosters professional knowledge, skills and experiential practice, ethics, critical inquiry and leadership to address the needs of our diverse and global information society. SOIS graduates are prepared not only for the current information and technology services landscape but also for future-ready careers and as-yet-undiscovered environments.

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Spotlight Stories

  • female academic advisor sitting at desk in office talking with young male student
    Maggie Flath Named Advisor of the Year
    School of Information Studies academic advisor Maggie Flath has been named Advisor of the Year by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Advisors & Counselors Network (ACN). The ACN Advisor of the Year Award is presented annually to an advisor who exemplifies … Read more
  • Pandemic Stresses Increasing Burnout Among Librarians
    As centers of their communities, libraries and the people who run them are increasingly called upon to take on new ways to support the public. The new expectations put on libraries during the pandemic increased the burnout rate among librarians, … Read more
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    Universal Accessibility and Usability of Digital Libraries in the Mobile Environment
    Professor Iris Xie (PI) and Assistant Professor Wonchan Choi (co-PI) at UW-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies have been awarded a $695,631 Applied Research grant from IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries. The project “Universal Accessibility and Usability of Digital Libraries in the Mobile Environment: … Read more


Career Resources

Whether you are a recent graduate just starting your career or an alum looking for a change, the School of Information Studies is committed to supporting students and alumni throughout their careers.

Alumni & Giving

SOIS alums make a significant impact in the information profession locally, nationally and internationally. We invite alumni and friends to join us in supporting the next generation of information professionals.

ALA Accredited

Our MLIS program is accredited by the American Library Association and is ranked in the top 15 LIS programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report!

iSchools Member

As a proud member of the iSchools organization, we share an interest in the relationships between information, people and technology and are dedicated to advancing the information field.