The iSchool at Kent State University has been creating leaders in professional information fields for more than 60 years.

Our graduates are qualified to fill every conceivable role on the information spectrum — as library directors, knowledge managers, information architects, children's librarians, competitive research strategists, law librarians, health informatics experts, digital preservationists, usability analysts, museum collection specialists, network consultants and more.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

A Top 20
Library and Information Studies Program
Best School Library Media Program
Best School Services for Children and Youth
Best Archives and Preservation Program
  • Each year, the School of Information makes an effort to award scholarships to students with a variety of interests. Here are some of the awards and award winners who have received our acclaim for 2024.

  • The Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction Selection Committee is thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2024 award is Bea and the New Deal Horse by L.M. Elliott.

  • Don Pearson’s extensive career in medical librarianship first began when he graduated with two bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Russian Language and Literature. In his role as webmaster and technology specialist at Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library, Pearson decided he wanted to pursue additional education in the health sciences.

  • Michael Bice served as a senior executive of academic medical centers and large healthcare systems for over 25 years. In 2008, when he was tapped by Kent State University's Provost, Robert Frank, to create a healthcare master's degree for the university, there were only three health informatics programs in the United States. Kent State's made it four.