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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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
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(800) 331-0834 or
 (718) 636-3669
Graduate Bulletin for 2007-2008 - see SILS  on pages  53-59.
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SILS Student Support and Resources
Here's student support can count on to stay informed.
Our first priority is to help you - o
ur first goal is to be student-centered. We're successful only if you participate.
  • Academic Calendar:  Check the academic calendar for semester start and end dates, add/drop periods, and deadlines for graduation applications. 
  • Policies and Procedures: Consult the student handbook for Pratt's policies on student behavior and academic standing.
  • SILS Listserv: In orde to keep informed about what is happening at SILS from announcements of jobs, lectures and events, to class cancellations, new courses, etc., it is imperative that you sign-up for the listserv, sils-announce. You will find announcements for school closings, class cancellations, and internship and job postings. You will also receive special announcements from the SILS office related to events, registration, and application deadlines for special programs and awards. All of our student organizations post their events and meeting dates on sils-announce.
Subscribe to the sils-announce listserv:
Login to your Pratt email account. 
In the body of the message type "subscribe sils-announce."
Leave the subject line blank.
Send the message to
You will receive an email message confirming your subscription to the listserv.
  • - this Web site serves a number of important student services:  registration, course offerings, student accounts, Moodle (learning management system), alerts, Institute announcements,view your transcripts, check email, apply for graduation and more.
  • Moodle - You can access Moodle from  Incresingly faculty are using Moodle to post course material, assignments and also use its Web 2.0 features.  
  • Pratt email:  You will need a email account to access all of the my.pratt services.

The SILS Office (212) 647-7682 is there to assist:

  • Academic advisement-  Upon acceptance to the School, each student is assigned a faculty advisor.  In addition, SILS office staff is available to help you and answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 9 am - 6  pm.
  • Orientation: New students will receive orientation materials prior to each fall and spring semester. Orientation for incoming Fall 2008 students will be on Wednesday, August 27 at Pratt Manhattan Center, room 213 from 5-8 pm. 
  • Technology Tutor: To meet students needs with need technology for course assignments and projects, each semester, we assign graduate assistant with advanced technology skills to help students.  You will find the technology tutor on the 6th floor in the cyberspace area.
  • Graduate Assistantships:  SILS needs graduate assistants and each semester there are opportunities for students to apply. Graduate assistantship offer a variety of opportunities from which students many choose such as:  working in the SILS office, the PMC LIbrary and assisting a faculty member with research and classwork.
  • Tuition scholarships:  Besides the merit scholarships that students are awarded as a new student, students are encouraged to apply in their first year of study as a continuing for a tuition scholarhip for their second year studies.  These range from $1,000 to $3,6000.  Thus, if a student is awarded a scholarship as a continuing student in fall 08, the funds will be applied to tuitin for fall 09.  Students may apply scholarship funds to summer if they are taking a minimum of 6 credits.  A student must be enrolled for a minimum of six credits to qualify for scholarship funds.
  • Special Awards:  Graduating students are eligible to apply for special awards that will be given our at graduation.  These include: Sylivia Mechanic Award for Business Librarianship, George Simor Award for Archives, Seoud Matta Award for Technology and Marvin Skilken Award for Public Librarianship.  
  • SILS Fellows Program: Students may apply for Fellowship awards from $2,500 to $3,600 under the SILS Fellows Program which supports students to particpate in international study, research and practicum (internships).  See the Fellows Web site:         

 SILS Student Organizations:stu

  • SILSSA - Our student chapter of ALA and SILS Student Association
  • SLA - SILS student chapter of the Special Libraries Association
  • SAA - SILS student chapter of the Society of American Archivists

Additional Student Support:

These services are available on the Brooklyn campus, but some can be accessible in Manhattan. Check each department for details about availability.

Student Affairs - (718) 636-3639
Within Student Affairs, you have access to the following services: