The vision of the Department of Library and Information Science is that information makes a profound difference in the lives of people and of society. Our mission is to make a significant contribution to the social development and quality of life of people by understanding the links among people, information, and technology in the context of promoting the values and freedoms of a democratic society. Students in our programs learn to lead in information rich contexts and systems: from knowledge management to children's literature; from digital libraries to information technology and informatics; from information interfaces and economics to the design and evaluation of information, information services, and information agencies.
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Announcements and Features
Read what SC&I LIS faculty and doctoral students have been writing about and presenting in recent weeks on topics including social media and grief, game design, patient-provider communications and mobile learning.
During the first half of April, SC&I doctoral students and LIS faculty were busy presenting at conferences and symposiums on an array of topics, from how faculty perceive the value of academic libraries to mapmaking to the Occupy Wall Street People’s Library.
The representation of librarianship in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” video games and war, and information sharing among faculty members are just some of the topics that SC&I Ph.D. students have been working on and presenting at recent area conferences.