Training the Information Professionals of Tomorrow
The ever-increasing pace of technological innovation requires a more information-savvy workforce that understands not only the intricacies of technology and data, but how to apply that knowledge.
We offer 6 academic programs along with a number of certificates. Our students are trained to become specialists in information management, data analysis, artificial intelligence, librarianship, social media marketing, and much more. We are preparing our graduates across disciplines to be doers, thinkers, solvers, and game-changers.
Interdisciplinary Faculty Expertise
The School of Information is a multidisciplinary department where faculty focus on the many aspects of information and its impact on society, using a variety of methodologies. Faculty focused on computational science and management information systems work side-by-side with those focused on issues of information behavior, and societal change.
Our faculty conduct research in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, biodiversity informatics, data management and curation, computer vision, computer-mediated communication and learning, natural language processing, social networking, human-computer interfaces, dark networks, computational art and creation, library sciences, and much more.
Mission and Vision
As Arizona's only iSchool, our mission is to collaborate across disciplines, drive critical research, and educate the information professionals of tomorrow to further positive social change that is rooted in the places where we live.
Our vision is to advance the field of Information in the 21st century through critical inquiry, inspiring education, and interdisciplinary service.
We work at the intersections of people, information, and technologies. Our school deepens these intersections through attention to knowledge systems within and beyond the Southwest borderlands, with cognizance of our responsibilities as members of the global community and the inherent subjectivities tied to being human in today’s information age and digital culture. We engage with diverse partners around the globe, breaking social and technical barriers to contribute to the flourishing of individuals and their communities.
We are makers, theorists, information providers, computing experts, archivists, librarians, communicators, problem-solvers, scientists, and more. We are committed to equity based on sex, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and other human dimensions. Our staff and faculty work together while inviting others—especially those previously excluded from these kinds of activities—to join us.
Read more about our Goals & Objectives.