Pratt-SILS     School of Information and Library Science
      144 West 14th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10011   212-647-7682
Apply now  IMLS M-LEAD Scholarships
Administration Mission Admissions Student Support Visit us:
Open House
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.
Let's talk -
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 - 
iDEA school
information Design, Education & Art
world information society and environments
World Information -
Society and Environments:
Business, Government, Law, Policy & Politics, Health
The WISE program for studies in information and digital technology in diverse global and social contexts

Learn about the relationships and interactions of the global digital information world within the contexts of business, law, policy and politics.
Understand the broad implications of communication and information transfer across national and international boundaries over networks, the Internet and Web.
Gain knowledge and skills needed by information professionals working in diverse information environments from corporate and law libraries to government agencies.

Gain professional experience through the practicum course (LIS 698) which enhances the WISE program. The themes of diversity, global networked environments and digital technology are common to the four concentration areas.

Information Networks
Global Contexts:
Select three courses
   WISE Curriculum  - 15 credits:


LIS 616 Business Economics & Statistical Information
LIS 627 Online Databases: Business

LIS 616 Legal Research Methods & Law
LIS 626 Online Databases: Law
LIS 684 Contemporary Issues in Law
five 3-credit courses

LIS 613  Government Information Sources
LIS 697 International Documents
LIS 697 Information Policy

LIS 624 Online Databases:       Health Sciences
LIS 685 Medical Librarianship
LIS 697 Contemporary Issues in   Health Information

Information environments  
Digital Technology
Building World Information Environments: Select 2 courses

Designing Information for
Communication and Interaction.

LIS 608 Human Information Behavior

LIS 628 Internet Services & Sources
LIS 641 Information Systems Analysis
LIS 665 Projects in Digital Archives
LIS 672 Library Systems and Networks
LIS 697 XML & Applications

Cultural Informatics Studio Lab
LIS 643 Information Architecture
LIS 682 People-Centered Research & Design
LIS 681 Usability Leadership

Digital Technology has transformed publishing and its relationship to users.

LIS 697 Pratt-SILS and University College London (UCL)- School of Library Archives & Information Studies (SLAIS) - Summer School on E-Publishing: a 3-credit course and 2nd Bloomsbury Conference on E-Publishing & Publications, London - Summer 2008, June 16-27.