January 26, 2022

Pratt Institute: “School of Information and Library Science Renamed”

From a Pratt Institute Announcement:

Pratt Institute has changed the name of its School of Information and Library Science to the School of Information. For more than 125 years, the School of Information and Library Science has been a leader at the nexus of information studies and design thinking and has been internationally known among its academic peers for its scholarly work. The name change honors this legacy and recognizes the advancements in technology and globalization that have yielded unprecedented growth and opportunities in the study, application, and exchange of physical and digital information.

“By renaming Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science to the School of Information, we better position the institution to lead in the information fields, as we continue to explore how new technologies affect our economic, social, and knowledge-making processes,” said Pratt Institute Provost Kirk E. Pillow. “We live in an unprecedented time of technological advancement, and the new name more accurately reflects the school’s current academic focus and vision for its future.”

The School of Information enhances the Masters in Library and Information Science graduate programs by featuring new offerings that support the existing curriculum. As the field continues to rapidly expand, new School of Information programs have been developed through the lens of professional practice and now include a new Master of Science program: Museums and Digital Culture. In addition to these master degrees, the School also will offer even more specialized skills with Advanced Certificates in User Experience and Digital Humanities. Additional new graduate programs will be announced in the near future.

Read the Complete Announcement

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.