The Syracuse University School of Information Studies will be among the more than 200 graduate schools participating in the 2010 Idealist Graduate School Fairs occurring around the country this fall.

Representatives from the iSchool will be on hand to explain how a graduate degree from the school ranked No. 1 in information systems by U.S. News & World Report can help individuals make a difference in the world.

“We’ve made special plans to attend the idealist fairs this year because we feel our mission closely aligns with the goals of the prospective students attending the events,” said Julie Walas, iSchool director of undergraduate recruitment. “We believe that information is changing the world, and there’s opportunity in every sector to make a really positive impact.

“The Syracuse iSchool’s stated mission is to expand human capabilities through information and our research and alumni contributions are clear testaments to our student’s abilities to advance humanity through the use and management of information and digital technologies,” she said.

Syracuse iSchool alumni work as web designers, social media strategists, IT analysts, telecommunications managers, database administrators, librarians, school media specialists, and a range of other information-based professions in a range of industries.

They help people employ technology to expand human capabilities in such fields as education, health care, security, agriculture, government, information and communication technologies, public infrastructure, finance, transportation, and others.

To learn more about the Syracuse iSchool and the difference our faculty, students, and alumni are making in the world, check out our Tumblr:

The iSchool will be attending the following fairs:

  • New York City

5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 16
Metropolitan Pavilion, North and South Pavilion, 1st Floor
125 West 18th Street, New York, N.Y.

  • Boston

5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 21
Boston University, George Sherman Union, Metcalf Ballroom, 2nd Floor

775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass.

  • Philadelphia

5 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 27
Drexel University

  • Washington, D.C.

5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 30
Washington Convention Center, Level 2, Hall D
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C.

  • San Francisco

5 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 1
San Francisco County Fair Building, Hall of Flowers, Gallery
9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.

Prospective students can connect directly with the Syracuse iSchool at:

About the Idealist Fairs Public Service and Graduate Education Resource Center organizes the graduate school fairs to help connect people who are interested in making social change with the educational opportunities that will enable them to do so. It is part of, a project of Action Without Borders, which is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

About the Syracuse iSchool
The Syracuse University School of Information Studies is ranked No. 1 in the nation for information systems, third in library and information studies, and fourth in school media and digital libraries. It is home to innovative programs in information management, telecommunications, , library science, school media, e-government, security, digital libraries, IT innovation, and cultural heritage preservation. The school offers an undergraduate degree, certificates of advanced studies, three professional master’s degree programs, a Doctorate of Professional Studies, and a Ph.D. All master’s degrees and certificate of advanced study programs are available on-campus and online with limited residency requirements. The School of Information Studies was established in 1896 as the School of Library Science and is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). For more information, visit the school’s web site at