Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by pings and responses. Our perpetual connectedness gives us endless opportunities to be part of the give-and-take of networking. Some worry that this new environment makes us isolated and lonely. But, the evidence shows that the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making, and personal interaction. The new social operating system of "networked individualism"... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/03/2016 - 08:33

Presented by Erin Leahey, Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona 

Friday, February 12th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
School of Information, Harvill 401

In this talk, Professor Leahey will discuss the research she is conducting on interdisciplinarity.

Bio: Erin Leahey is Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona.  Her main research interests are scientific practice, scientific careers, and innovation... Read more

Post date: Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:22

Join the School of Information and College of Humanities Africana Studies program for this exciting presentation by Nicole Cooke, Assistant Professor with the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign!

During the late 1960s and early 1970s the University of Illinois took many, and often controversial, risks in an effort to diversify the ranks of their student body, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. One such... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:23

The University of Arizona and the School of Information seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a strong record of research in data science or computational social science to begin in mid-August 2016. Preference will be given to applicants with a research record focused on health information, eHealth, health networks, environmental science, astronomy, or scholarly work on business behavior and eCommerce. 

Post date: Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:15
M.A. candidate and Knowledge River scholar, Arminda Sandoval, has been selected as one of six chosen to participate in the 2016 cohort of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Enhancement Program (CEP)! Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and ARL member libraries, this program provides MLIS students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups with hands-on experience in research libraries. The ARL Career Enhancement Program... Read more
Post date: Tue, 12/15/2015 - 15:08

SI faculty, Hong Cui, and post-doc researcher, Jin Mao, will be presenting a poster entitled "An Information Extraction Tool for Microbial Characters" at iConference 2016. The work is sponsored by National Science Foundation award DEB-1208567 and is part of the Next Generation Phenomics for the Tree of Life project ( The poster reports collaborative work among the School of Information at the University of Arizona, the Department of... Read more

Post date: Tue, 12/08/2015 - 15:18

Throughout the years, The University of Arizona James E. College of Law has benefitted from having a library school on campus, and in 2000, the Cracchiolo Law Library launched the Law Library Fellowship program.  It was the culmination of an idea Associate Dean for Information Services Michael Chiorazzi had been contemplating and planning for several years. Dean Chiorazzi saw the importance of experienced librarians mentoring the next generation of law librarians, as well as the value of... Read more

Post date: Tue, 12/08/2015 - 14:44

Current students, alumni and friends are invited to our first School of Information Fall Graduation Celebration!
Join us to celebrate and congratulate our graduates in December!


When?   ... Read more

Post date: Sun, 11/22/2015 - 21:35
Join us to honor 41 years of countless memories as the new School of Information checks out of the "pink motel" and into the Harvill building! 
A combination of what was once the School of Information Resources & Library Science (SIRLS) and the School of Information: Science, Technology, and Arts (SISTA), our new home will play host to faculty and students engaged in research and learning around all facets of the information sciences, without regard for... Read more
Post date: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 14:20

Pitching Yourself and Your Brand
Dr. Jessica L. Shumake will be presenting at the Women Techmakers Tucson Hackathon on Saturday, November 14th, 2015, alongside Kara Reed from the Department of English. The presentation will take place in the "SEL 200S: Collaborative Learning Classroom" on the main floor of the University of Arizona Science and Engineering Library from 1:00-2:15 PM. 

About the Women Techmakers Tucson Hackathon... Read more
Post date: Fri, 11/13/2015 - 08:23


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