UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is a graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The program is currently accredited in full good standing by the American Library Association. The school is also a charter member of the iSchool initiative.
GSLIS offers professional degrees including the standard Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master in Biological Informatics, and a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS). Specializations within the masters degrees include K-12 Librarianship, Manuscript and Archival studies, Information Systems, Community Informatics, Administration, and Data Curation. The school also has a Ph.D. program in LIS, the oldest such program in the country, which is primarily oriented towards information studies interdisciplinary research. The Ph.D. program includes a Information in Society concentration as well.
GSLIS at Illinois has been ranked as the top Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate program in the country by U.S. News & World Report since 1996. In the Research and Markets' 2008-2009 Survey of Academic Libraries, Illinois was ranked the number one library and information science program in the U.S. and Canada.
GSLIS is located on the corner of 5th and Daniel streets in Champaign, Illinois. The building was formerly the location of the Acacia Fraternity and still has functional showers for both men and women, though the latter are fittingly full of old books. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of three campuses of the University of Illinois system, has over 40 libraries; their combined holdings are among the largest in the United States and the world.
Student Activities 
Student organizations at GSLIS include:
- American Library Association (ALA) student chapter 
- Special Libraries Association (SLA) student chapter
- Society of American Archivists (SAA) student chapter 
- American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) student chapter 
- Beta Phi Mu alpha chapter 
- Community Informatics Club
Programs of Study 
- PhD 
- Master of Science 
- MS in Biological Informatics 
- Specialization in Data Curation 
- Certificate in Community Informatics 
- Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) 
- CAS in Digital Libraries 
- CAS Sharing Success 
- Midwest Book & Manuscript Studies 
- K-12 School Librarianship 
- Continuing Professional Development 
- LEEP Online Education
- "Best Library Information Science Programs, Top Library Information Science Programs, US News Graduate Schools". Retrieved 2011-12-07.
- "New Survey Ranks U of I iSchool No. 1 in U.S., Canada". News Bureau at the University of Illinois. 2008-08-04.