Pratt-SILS     School of Information and Library Science
      144 West 14th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10011   212-647-7682
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Curriculum Faculty  Students Pratt Manhattan Center

Interested in public, children's or young adult librarianship -  explore our new
LEO program.

Project M-LEAD
SILS Fellows 
CCI - Centre for Cultural Informatics
Rare Books & Special Collections
LEO- Literacy Education & Outreach
Archives Certificate
Dual-Degree with History of Art 
International Programs: Florence & London
Library Media Specialist
Museum Libraries Certificate
WISE - World Information - Society and Environments
NYPL, HSSL Collections Courses
This IMLS grant  is now completed - an evalution report is in progress.  We are deeply grateful to the IMLS for its support.
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Contact SILS: 212-647-7682
Visit Admissions 
(800) 331-0834 or
 (718) 636-3669
Graduate Bulletin for 2007-2008 - see SILS  on pages  53-59.
information sheds light on doing and knowing
Information sheds light on knowing and doing - 
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information Design, Education & Art
Manhattan Center Facilities and Resources

SILS cypberspace at PMC

Pratt-SILS cyberspace at PMC

14th st. and 7th ave.
14th St. and 7th Ave - you're just a few steps from Pratt Manhattan Center.

The School’s administrative offices are located in Manhattan at 144 West 14th Street, 6th Floor.  Most classes are held at the Manhattan Building.  Its new facilities are designed to meet the needs of LIS students and include two computer laboratories, smart classrooms, a conference room, scanning lab, faculty offices, a “cyber-café” available to students during building hours. 

Library and information science materials including books, reference materials, and periodicals as well as access to online databases are available at PMC on the 4th floor. This year, owing to a government grant, SILS faculty and students will be involved in selecting the most relevant LIS materials that, importantly, respond directly to the needs of students and SILS new programs and curriculum.        

Working collaboratively with New York's leading libraries and museums, courses are also offered on-site at Brooklyn Public Library,  New York Public Library, South Cout, 42nd St. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art..

The school's listserv,  sils-announce, is essential to keeping up with SILS events and activities and all students are strongly encouraged to subscribe.

We also encourage students to joint the SILS Student Association (SILSSA) which takes a leadership role in student matters, advances the student agenda for forums, activities and dialogue.