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

  • Dietmar Wolfram honored with ALISE award 
    The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) has awarded its 2023 Service Award to Dietmar Wolfram. Wolfram is Associate Dean and Head of School for UWM’s School of Information Studies, now part of the College of Community Engagement and Professions.   The Association for Library … Read more
  • Library Journal honors SOIS alum for community contributions
    The Library Journal recently named SOIS alum Jamar Rahming (MLIS ’08) one of its 2023 Movers & Shakers in the Community Builder category. Each year, the Journal honors “The People Shaping the Future of Libraries” in its Movers & Shakers … Read more
  • Grad Jeff Valodine found support for success at SOIS
    Jeff Valodine has three words for future UWM students – “Do your homework.” Valodine, who earned his B.S. in Information Science & Technology from the School of Information Studies, was one of the students featured in a video at the … 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.