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SIS Graduate Program Takes Top Spot in SEC, 10th Overall Nationally

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Information Sciences was ranked as the 10th best in library and information sciences programs in the 2022 US News and World Report graduate school rankings report released March 30, 2021. The new rankings also mean that the SIS library and information sciences program now takes the top slot among Southeastern Conference (SEC) schools.

Additionally, the SIS school library media program was recognized as 13th and the digital librarianship program as 14th in the rankings.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the top 10 programs in library and information sciences. Our faculty are excellent teachers and productive researchers, our students go on to exciting careers, and we have all worked hard together to be at the forefront of the information sciences. Our master’s degree program has grown to more than 300 distance and on-campus students and our new bachelor’s program is emphasizing our expertise in user experience and data management. The future looks bright for UT SIS!” said SIS Interim Director Carol Tenopir.

The University of Tennessee News site posted the public institution rankings (which excludes private institutions) from the report, placing the SIS library and information sciences program at 9th, school library media at 11th and digital librarianship at 11th.

The SIS program has a long and illustrious history in library and information sciences, boasting faculty who are well-known to be top experts in the field and maintaining its status as an American Library Association accredited program since 1972.