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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  • Chimwaza, Gracian; Kolshus, Kristin; Morris-Knower, Jim; Mistlebauer, Holly; Ochs, Mary; Paulson, Joy (Johns Hopkins University Press and the School of Information Sciences. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017)
    TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library) and AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) are digital collections of scientific agricultural literature for the developing world. Through both, the ...


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  • Senseney, Megan; Swatscheno, Janet; Green, Harriett; Bonn, Maria; thomas-houston, marilyn (Publishing Without Walls, 2017-05-08)
    On May 8, 2017, Publishing Without Walls conducted a day-long incubation workshop on digital scholarly publishing at Michigan State University with the goal of engaging with scholars the tools and platform hosted by PWW ...


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  • Van Poolen, Kayleigh (2017-04-07)
    S.K. (Kayleigh) Van Poolen presents a poster based on her research "It Started with a Hurricane" describing the efforts that law students around the United States contributed to the relief of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, ...


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  • Sweitzer-Lamme, Jon (2017-04-07)
    The author describes his personal project to bring rare objects out of the Rare Books and Manuscript Library. He overviews the process of creating 3D-printed digital replicas of printing blocks.


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  • Smith, Cassia (2017-04-07)
    The authors surveyed Data Management Plans (DMP) and researchers at the University of Illinois to see how often they stipulated data sharing in their plans. They found a majority indeed had a plan to share their data, but ...


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