Explore Our Work

Our faculty are leaders in the fields of information science, user experience design, health informatics and knowledge management. Our extensive professional work in information institutions and in non-conventional information professions is reflected in our practical teaching, foundational publications and impactful research. Our faculty’s interdisciplinary and rigorous research has resulted in countless articles in professional journals, acclaimed books and international presentations. This research continues to make significant contributions to both theory and practice in the field. You can find some of our areas of expertise below, but note that this list is not exhaustive.

If our projects spark your interest, we encourage you to reach out. Our program offers a variety of ways for students to get involved, including Graduate Assistantships, individual investigations, and ongoing research opportunities connected to visiting scholars and grant projects.


iSchool Research Output

 

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Our faculty actively publish their research in books, chapters, peer-reviewed and refereed articles, conference proceedings, guest columns and technical reports. Full-time faculty contributed to 44 publications in 2020 alone.

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Our faculty have been invited to speak all over the world. In 2020, full-time faculty conducted more than 28 presentations.

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Our faculty actively share their expertise and support the professional community. In 2020, they provided editorial work for at least 29 journals and were active members in 27 international, national and local professional organizations. 

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Global Collaborations

Whether through presentations, scholar visits or collaborative publications, our faculty and students are globally minded and part of the greater world of information scientists. Explore our map for examples of the iSchool's collaborations with researchers, professionals, and universities from around the world.

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Our Areas of Expertise

  • Data Management

    Data Management

    Data Curation
    Knowledge Management
    Research Data Management

  • Education of Information Professionals

    Education of Information Professionals

    Accreditation, Administration,
    Continuing Education, Curriculum,
    Education Programs/Schools,
    Online learning, Pedagogy, Research Methods 
    Standards and Competencies, & Students

  • The Information Institution as a Workplace

    The Information Institution as a Workplace

    Communication & Soft Skills
    Emotional Labor
    Management
    Marketing

  • Issues & Advocacy

    Issues & Advocacy

    Censorship
    The Digital Divide
    Information Ethics
    Information Literacy
    Intellectual Freedom
    Net Neutrality 

  • Youth Information Practices & Services

    Youth Information Practices & Services

    Children's Information Behavior
    Children's Services
    Children's Literature, Services, & the Digital Age
    Resources & Services for Young Adults

  • Data Science

    Data Science

    Altmetrics
    Big Data
    Data Visualization
    Machine Learning
    Natural Language Processing

  • Health Informatics

    Health Informatics

    Healthcare Ecosystem
    Healthcare Information Technologies & Systems

  • Information Organization & Retrieval

    Information Organization & Retrieval

    Archival Arrangement, Cataloging,
    Classification, Database Systems, Indexing,
    Cross-language Information Retrieval,
    Interactive Information Retrieval,
    Metadata, Linked Data, & Taxonomies 

  • Principles of Design

    Principles of Design

    Branding
    Graphic (Visual Design)
    Human-Computer Interaction & Design
    Information System Design
    Usability
    User Experience
    User Interfaces

  • Digital Communications

    Digital Communications

    Computer-supported Collaborative Work
    Scholarly Communications
    Social Computing
    Social Networks

  • Information Behavior

    Information Behavior

    Information Needs
    Information Seeking
    Information Use

  • Information Services

    Information Services

    Collections Development
    Community Engagement
    Community-led Services 
    Digital Humanities
    Reference Transactions
    Whole Person Services

  • Sociocultural Perspectives

    Sociocultural Perspectives

    Critical Librarianship
    Political Economy in the Information Society
    Knowledge / Information for Development
    Social Justice