School of Information Sciences

 

The School of Information Sciences at Illinois is recognized as a premier institution, consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top library and information science schools. For more than 120 years, the iSchool has prepared students for careers as leaders in information professions and research. As one of the oldest LIS schools in the country, the School was instrumental in developing the methods used in library and information science today. Our faculty, staff, and students are leaders in the field, recognized for their expertise and the impact of their scholarly contributions. Drawing on the resources of the University as well as on collaborations with scholars around the world and corporate sector partners, our researchers conduct research in a variety of areas including data science, information retrieval, librarianship, and much more, using multidisciplinary approaches to address key global challenges found at the intersection of people, information, and technology.

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  • Cooke, Nicole A. (University of Toronto Press, 2019-07)
    In this autoethnographic article, I reflect on my experiences as a now-tenured faculty member of color, which have been punctuated by incivility, bullying, stress, and abuse. As part of reconciling several acute events, I ...

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  • Cheng, Yi-Yun; Ludäscher, Bertram (North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO), 2019-06)
    In the face of heterogeneous standards and large-scale datasets, it has become increasingly difficult to understand the underlying knowledge structures within complex information systems. These structures may encode latent ...

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  • Lawrence, Emily (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017)
    Is contemporary Reader's Advisory (RA) a purely populist service? In an effort to answer that question, this paper begins with a brief account of the ideological tension between populism and elitism in the library profession. ...

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  • Black, Alistair; Knox, Emily J.M. (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017)

    It is a sad fact that far fewer people survive to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary (seventy years) than they do a diamond anniversary (sixty years). No doubt that is the main reason why the former is much less ...

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  • Buck, Margaret H.; Magee, Rachel M. (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017)
    Young Researchers is a multiyear research project that works with Illinois teenagers to collaboratively develop research and informal learning materials. The project examines how teens interact with science, technology, ...

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