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School of Information Science


Welcome to the School of Information Science. I am excited that you are interested in learning more about our programs.

The School of Information Science focuses on educating future information professionals who engage in information management and services designed to connect people, information and technology through communication. The School offers an undergraduate minor in information science, a major in information communication technology, two master’s degrees in information communication technology and library science and a graduate certificate in instructional communication. Our faculty are productive researchers and caring educators with a wide range of specialties in information science and communication. Our faculty are deeply committed to helping students discover and prepare for their professional goals. Our curriculum emphasizes a balance between theory and practice, encourages student engagement in discussion and research and offers students opportunities to apply their classroom knowledge to the community.

We are proud of the education and services we provide for the information profession and society. I invite you to explore our school’s website where you can find out more about who we are and what we are doing. Please let us know if you have any questions. I look forward to learning about you as well.

Youngok Choi, Ph.D.

Featured News


779 College of Communication and Information students were named to the Dean’s List for their outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2024 semester. The 779 students on the list account for more than one third of all current CI students. 

3 CI faculty members named to 2024-25 TEK Faculty Fellows cohort

After soliciting applications during the spring semester, the University of Kentucky Office of Transdisciplinary Educational approaches to advance Kentucky (TEK) is pleased to announce the TEK Faculty Fellows for the 2024-25 academic year.

UK Libraries and SIS host conversation hour

The School of Information Science partnered with University of Kentucky Libraries to host an in-person conversation hour for SIS staff and UK librarians, to encourage collaboration and networking.

16 faculty named 2024-25 University Research Professors

On Friday, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved 16 University Research Professors for the 2024-25 academic year. Established by the Board of Trustees in 1976, the professorships program recognizes excellence across the full spectrum of research at UK.


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Librarian, University of Kentucky Libraries’ Special Collections and Research Center; faculty affiliate, African American and Africana Studies in the UK College of Arts and Sciences.

'88 Library Science (MS)

Assistant Professor
Finalist, Presidential Management Fellowship Program

'22 Library Science (MS)

Assistant Professor

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