The Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (IU SLIS) Indianapolis, along with the Bloomington campus, is the only American Library Association accredited program in the state. Continuing accreditation was granted in 2012 to continue through 2019.
In 2006, IU SLIS ranked #1 in the nation in research productivity. In U.S. News & World Report's 2009 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, IU SLIS was ranked #7 overall among national library and information studies institutions, #4 in law librarianship, and #8 in digital librarianship, information systems, and school library media programs.
SLIS Indianapolis offers the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree as well as courses for completion of school media certification. There are joint degree programs with Law, Philanthropic Studies, Health Informatics, and History. Students can complete specializations in Library Technology Management (a 42-credit program) and Children's and Youth Services (36 credits).
All requirements for the core MLS degree are available through online coursework. Indianapolis students may also take classes at Bloomington; these are offered primarily on-site.
SLIS Indianapolis is uniquely situated to provide professional growth opportunities in nearly every area of librarianship. The Indianapolis metro area is home to corporations, law firms, health institutions, public and private schools, and a large network of public and special libraries.