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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

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Science & Technology Degree Celebrates 25 Years
    Luis Vega always loved working with computers when he was growing up, so he gravitated to computer science when he came to UWM.   However, he found the courses he was taking were more focused on theory while he was more …
  • Love of tech and desire to help draw student to nonprof-IT  
    Lauren Rodriguez knew she wanted a major related to technology, so she started her studies at UWM in computer science.  “I’ve always been interested in computers and technology, so my major was going to be something related to that,” she …
  • Telling stories is her passion 
    Sarah Beth Nelson remembers being enchanted by Pete Seeger’s performance of “The Foolish Frog,” when she was a youngster. The story of a frog who got the whole countryside singing his song featured repetitive choruses and multiple voices, guaranteed to …


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.