Information Studies

Information studies is the study of how information is created, distributed, described, accessed, evaluated, and received. The discipline critically analyzes all of these facets of the world of information, as well as how the transmission and consumption of information constructs culture. On the practical side, the field also promotes equitable access to that information. Information studies at Sarah Lawrence College promotes actively engaging these skills in the research process and in understanding how information impacts society.

Information studies is inherently interdisciplinary and employs principles and methodologies that are applicable to research in most fields. The library is the locus of information studies. And just as the library is the place where one engages with any and all ideas, the field of information studies investigates all disciplines.

Information Studies 2024-2025 Courses