History of the iSchool

The School of Information Studies is a leading institution in the  information field. From our roots in library science, we’ve evolved  to push the boundaries of information, technology, and data. 


Syracuse University offers the first library courses in the von Ranke Library.


Syracuse University establishes the School of Library Science as its eighth degree-granting entity.


The School of Library Science becomes the School of Information Studies. We become the first library school to embrace the broader field of information.


The School of Information Studies offers a Master of Science  in Information Resources Management (IRM) – the first of its kind.


We start offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management and Technology.


We offer our first distance learning master’s in Library and Information Science.


The iSchool establishes its first research centers. The pioneering research helps develop innovations of the next century.


We hold a celebration for the official opening of our new home: Hinds Hall.


The iSchool starts to support student entrepreneurs with its own incubator. It becomes a hub for student-run small businesses to develop and compete for seed funding.


The iSchool runs their first immersion trips to New York City and San Francisco. Immersion trips that will become a hallmark of the iSchool.


The iSchool develops SU’s first massive open course “An Introduction to Data Science.” The ICE Box event space opens in Hinds Hall.


The iSchool launches a new master’s program in Applied Data Science.


The iSchool launches two new undergraduate majors – Applied Data Analytics and Innovation, Society and Technology.