At SLIS we bring fresh insights to bear on information design, access, and policy issues by looking at information and information technologies in diverse human contexts. We seek to understand the behaviors, cognitive factors, social practices, media, and tools that foster and hinder effective information use. We place a strong emphasis on the social and behavioral dimensions of information technology.
All students have access to the extraordinary physical and human resources of Indiana University, including one of the largest university computing networks in the world and a university library system that ranks thirteenth in the nation in terms of its holdings. Included in this system is the prestigious Lilly Library, which is internationally known for its rare books, manuscripts, and special collections. The IU School of Library and Information Science is a member of the Association for Library and Information Science Education and the American Library Association.
The Indiana University School of Library and Information Science was ranked 7th in the country in the most recent study by U.S. News and World Report.
Indiana University's (IU) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) has been ranked #1 in the nation in terms of faculty and program productivity for the second successive time. A study by Denice Adkins and John Budd, based on publication and citation data for the years 1999 to 2004, placed SLIS well above the nearest contender (see Table 8, 2006, below). In an earlier, similar study by Budd, covering the period 1993-1998, SLIS also ranked #1 overall.
The ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Annual Conference was held this year in Dallas, Texas from January 17-20, 2012. At a reception on January 19th, the ALISE Board of Directors announced the 2012 award recipients. They noted that "these individuals exemplify the excellence that ALISE encourages and represents in the LIS community."
December 2011 found SLIS faculty member Hamid Ekbia giving talks at the London School of Economics and Poltical Science, at the University of Western Bohemia, and at the University of Trento. Below are abstracts from his talks, and links to the institutions where they were presented.
SLIS doctoral students Peter Hook and Shannon Oltmann presented posters at the ALISE/Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition, ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas on January 18, 2012. Hook is a doctoral candidate having completed his qualifying exams in 2011. Oltmann will receive her Ph.D. soon. She recently completed her final dissertation defense.
Current Master of Library Science student Jose Rincon led the book talk for the final session of SLIS S672 (Seminar on Literature for Youth). Jose is doing the Children's and Young Adult Services Specialization as a part of his MLS degree program. The display for the class was inviting. We asked instructor (and Specialization Director) Dana Backs for details, and we asked Jose Rincon to tell about the experience.
Three recent MIS employment successes
Three recent MLS employment successes
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