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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  • Caragher, Kristyn (2016)
    The idea for the Anti-Oppression Workshop Series was first conceived by Caragher in the fall of 2015 and was actualized in the spring of 2016 through institutional support from Lori Mestre, the University Library Diversity ...


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  • Cheng, Yi-Yun; Franz, Nico; Schneider, Jodi; Yu, Shizhuo; Rodenhausen, Thomas; Ludäscher, Bertram (The Association for Information Science and Technology, 2017)
    Taxonomy alignment is a way to integrate two or more taxonomies. Semantic interoperability between datasets, information systems, and knowledge bases is facilitated by combining the different input taxonomies into merged ...


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  • McDonough, Jerome P.; Kendall, Lori; Bonn, Maria (2017-07-30)
    With the adoption by UNESCO of The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003, the preservation of intangible heritage has gained greater international recognition and attention. While the ...


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  • Bertram C. Bruce (2014-12)
    Blog posts from a Fulbright Specialist Grant to work at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi in May and June 2014.


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  • Bruce, Bertram C. (2016-12)
    During the Fall of 2016, I was invited to visit Nepal. King's College in Kathmandu hosted my stay. Working with Kathmandu Living Labs, Karkhana, Teach for Nepal, and other organizations, we held a workshop to learn about ...


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