Welcome to the School of Information Resources & Library Science at the University of Arizona! At SIRLS you will find opportunities to prepare for a meaningful and exciting career in the library and information professions in the 21st Century. Your education here will provide the foundation you need to work with print and digital information, both in and outside of libraries.
Our faculty will advise you about the many options you will have upon graduation whether you want to be an academic or a public librarian, an information systems manager, or a children's librarian. From archives to information architecture, you will gain a foundation here that can openly lead to many opportunities.
SIRLS has pioneered in distance education since 1985, and our combination of on-campus and virtual instruction provides assurance that you can have the convenience of taking classes from your home or workplace combined with opportunities to meet face to face with your instructors and your colleagues, and to utilize in depth the rich library and computer resources here at the University of Arizona.
SIRLS is proud to be the home of Knowledge River. Supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Knowledge River is a center for the study of Hispanic and Native American library and information issues and for the recruitment and education of Hispanic and Native American librarians. The research, new interdisciplinary courses, and other programs of enrichment will enhance the quality of life here in Arizona.
Director Bryan Heidorn
See the Director's blog at http://sirls.arizona.edu/bryan-heidorn-blog.
For the monthly Letter from the Director as to the current status of SIRLS, please see below: