US News has produced the list of top library schools in the nation. Both Uni of Illinois and Uni of North Carolina ranked joint top in the country for their Library and Information Studies Programs, followed by Syracuse in third position and Uni of Washington Seattle in fourth position.

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at Univ of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in library and information science education & research. It offers programs leading to the Certificate of Advanced Study, Master of Science degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC at Chapel Hill is another top ranked school, currently ranked joint first in the nation by US News. It offers a variety of degrees and programs such as the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS), Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS), Ph.D. program, etc.

Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, called the iSchool, is ranked No. 3 overall in library and information science. It is also ranked 4th in school library media and digital librarianship, and 9th in services for children and youth.

Rankings of Best Library and Information Studies Programs (Top 20 list):

1 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
1 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
3 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
4 University of Washington Seattle, WA
5 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
6 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
7 Indiana University--Bloomington Bloomington, IN
8 University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX
9 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
10 Simmons College Boston, MA
10 Univ of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD
10 Univ of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
10 Univ of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI
14 Florida State Univ Tallahassee, FL
14 Uniof California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
16 Uni of Wisconsin--Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
17 Uni of North Texas Denton, TX
17 Uni of South Carolina--Columbia Columbia, SC
17 Uni of Tennessee--Knoxville Knoxville, TN
20 Kent State Uni Kent, OH
20 Wayne State Uni Detroit, MI

Source: US News & World Report 2010

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek