The Catholic University of America

Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science transforms the role of libraries and information in society globally and locally, through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service by engaging with the rich resources of our region, and beyond, for the betterment of humanity. The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) provides professional education and supports lifelong learning in the tradition of the Catholic University of America.

The Department of Library and Information Science produces innovative leaders with professional values informed by the CUA core values of reason, faith, and service; and the SLIS values of collaboration, community, innovation and excellence. Our education is characterized by a strong grounding in the theory and practice of the LIS field, engagement with the rich cultural and human resources of the Washington metropolitan area, and the creative use of information technology. SLIS is committed to applying the principles of library and information science towards the betterment of the individual, communities, and society.