Centers and Institutes

Center for Communication and Health Issues

CHI is a consortium of educators, counselors and students with a mission to conduct research on communication and health issues affecting college students and to design, implement and evaluate campus and community-based education, intervention and prevention programs. It was founded in 1997 by Communication Professors Linda C. Lederman and Lea P. Stewart, Health educators Richard Powell and Fern Goodhart, and substance abuse counselor Lisa Laitman, as an on-going collaboration.

Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL)

The Center for International Scholarship (CISSL) dedicated to research, scholarship, education and consultancy for school library professionals. It focuses on how learning in an information age school is enabled and demonstrated by school library programs, and how inquiry-based learning and teaching processes can contribute to educational success and workplace readiness for learners. CISSL’s Director is Professor Carol Kuhlthau and Professor Ross Todd is Director of Research.

Center for Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL)

The Center for Organizational Development and Leadership serves as a resource to the university community in support of efforts to create a more service-oriented culture. Emphasis is placed on relationship building and "teaching in all we do" - inside and outside of the classroom.Education and instruction, consultation and facilitation, and research and development in organizational leadership are core focal areas.

Knowledge Institute

The Knowledge Institute is dedicated to primary and applied research to advance the understanding of knowledge management in the areas of knowledge generation, knowledge sharing, knowledge use, and the management of knowledge objects.  The study of knowledge creation and sharing is an interdisciplinary endeavor that involves communication and information skills and tools and is practiced by professionals in communication, information, library science and media.

LAIR Laboratory

The Rutgers LAIR is a laboratory for advanced information research which is home to a number of research projects directed by members of the Library and Information Science Faculty at Rutgers. The projects range over many areas, but are all broadly related to the issues of digitally storing, organizing and retrieving information, in order to serve diverse communities of users. The LAIR is also home to the Alexandria Project Laboratory (APLab), which from time to time conducts studies of library economics. Another resident activity is the Rutgers Distributed Laboratory for Digital Libraries (RDLDL), the predecessor to the LAIR. LAIR is active in sponsoring and organizing workshops on a variety of activities.

NetSCI Lab

The NetSCI lab is dedicated to producing cutting edge networks research, advancing theories of social networks, methods for network analysis, and the practical application of networks research. Researchers in the lab are focused on the study of organizations and communities across multiple levels of interaction, connecting theory to practice, and informing the design of networks in everyday life.

SALTS Lab - Laboratory for the Study of Applied Language Technology and Society

SALTS, the Laboratory for the Study of Applied Language Technology and Society at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, brings together researchers interested in developing and/or using next-generation natural language processing technology that supports communication across cultural and social boundaries in areas such as digital libraries, education, public health, humanities, linguistics and communication.