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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

  • 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 …
  • Min Sook Park, Hyerin Bak, and colleagues receive ASIS&T best poster award
    The poster titled, "Measuring Citizen’s Perceptions of AI Adoption for Instrumental and Value-Added Tasks" authored by SOIS Professor Min Sook Park and SOIS Teaching Faculty Hyerin Bak along with colleagues Hyejin Park from Florida State University and Hyejin Kim from …
  • SOIS Teaching Faculty Member Receives Award at UWM Military & Veterans Ball
    Teaching faculty member J. Dietenberger received the inaugural Community Partnership, Service & Academic Excellence Award at the Military and Veteran’s Ball on Friday, Nov. 3. The annual event, hosted by UW-Milwaukee’s Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC), drew 200+ people …


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.