The iSchools organization is a collection of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field. These schools, colleges, and departments have been newly created or are evolving from programs formerly focused on specific tracks such as information technology, library science, informatics, information science, and more.
While each individual iSchool has its own strengths and specializations, together they share a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology.
We are happy to report that the School of Information is now a member of the iSchools organization, making us the only iSchool in the state of Arizona!
The iSchool Caucus seeks to maximize the visibility and influence of its member schools, and their interdisciplinary approaches to harnessing the power of information and technology, and maximizing the potential of humans. We envision a future in which the iSchool Movement has spread around the world, and the information field is widely recognized for creating innovative systems and designing information solutions that benefit individuals, organizations, and society. iSchool graduates will fill the personnel and leadership needs of organizations of all types and sizes; and our areas of research and inquiry will attract strong support and have profound impacts on society and on the formulation of policy from local to international levels.
- Lead and promote the information field. Member schools are committed to collective efforts that will shape the information field, communicate its purpose and value and enhance its visibility.
- Create effective responses to strategic research and academic opportunities. Member schools work together to enhance academic initiatives and to leverage funding for important research challenges in the information field.
- Provide support for, and solutions to shared challenges. Member schools provide one another with mutual support and a collective identity, helping constituent schools respond to local challenges and advance the information field.
- Provide informed perspectives on matters of public policy as they affect the collection, organization, dissemination, use, and preservation of information.