SLIS Mission

We inspire and connect creative information professionals to support equitable cultural institutions and knowledge-sharing practices.

SLIS Vision

The School of Library and Information Science at UI is a leader in curation, creation, and connection of communities. Through our engagement in education, service, and scholarship, we will empower library and information professionals and promote the creation of responsible and informed seekers of knowledge.

SLIS Values

Since our inception over 50 years ago, SLIS has evolved into an interdisciplinary program that supports and encourages work across disciplines from the arts and humanities to the social sciences and beyond. Our work calls attention to the integral role that information access plays in equity, diversity, and inclusion. We teach and adhere to the Library Bill of Rights. Through our education, service, and scholarship, we intend to create and perpetuate the fundamentals of our democracy through equitable access to information for all.