Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies! Located on the fourth floor of Helen C. White Hall overlooking beautiful Lake Mendota, we are a learning community of more than 225 faculty, staff, and students.

As you explore our Web site, please notice some things of which we are especially proud:

Our Vision and Mission Statement was created through an ongoing planning process that guides the work of all of the School's faculty and staff, with contributions from alumni, friends, and students.

We rank among the nation's top LIS programs in the education of children's and youth services librarians, school library media specialists, and archivists.

We have an exceptional relationship with our university and community libraries and librarians, who not only support our students with jobs, but also mentor them and help the faculty keep in touch with professional practice.

Our Jail Library Student Group was one of 21 national winners of the 1999 Presidential Service Awards, selected by the Points of Light Foundation and awarded by the President.

We are the home for the Center for the History of Print Culture, which we cosponsor with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.