Dear Friends,

Young ChoiWelcome to the Department of Library and Information Science. I am very excited that you are interested in learning about our program.

We provide professional education to train a future generation of information professionals within the Catholic identity and vision. The Library and Information Science program at The Catholic University of America is known for its strong curriculum, the quality of students and graduates, and our connection and engagement with professional organizations around the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Our faculty are productive researchers and caring educators with a wide range of specialties in LIS fields. Our faculty are deeply committed to helping students discover and prepare for their professional goals. Our courses emphasize a balance between theory and practice, encourage student engagement in discussion and research, and offer students  opportunities to apply their classroom knowledge in the community.

Our students are very vibrant and engage in various professional activities, research, and services to the community. Students have opportunities to gain experience while learning through practicums. Many of our alumni work in high positions in agencies like the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives in the region. Faculty, students, alumni, and professionals regularly come together for symposia, colloquia and informal networking events. With various extracurricular activities and a close interaction among peers, faculty, and professionals, students are guided to find their interests and career paths.

We are proud of the education and services we provide to the library and information profession and society. I invite you to our department website where you can find more about who we are and what is going on in the department. Please let us know if you have any questions about the Department of Library and Information Science. I look forward to the opportunity to learn about you as well.

Dr. Young Choi
Chair, the Department of Library and Information Science