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The iSchools organization is a consortium 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.

iSchools Vision
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.

iSchools Statement on Presidential Executive Order

The iSchools, a consortium of more than 80 information schools in universities on five continents, take it as a given that expertise in all forms of information is required for progress in science, business, health/medicine, education, and culture. This expertise must include understanding of the uses and users of information, the nature of information itself, as well as information technologies and their applications. The iSchools are dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st century through a shared fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology. Our work is founded on principles of openness and the free exchange of ideas; we welcome scholars and students from all countries, recognizing that a rich and varied set of perspectives is vital to the advancement of humankind.

We join our professional colleagues in the American Library Association (ALA), the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and related associations in affirming our values and expressing grave concern over the presidential executive order banning entry of citizens from a number of Muslim-majority nations into the United States.

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iSchools Statement on Events in Turkey

Click here to view the iSchools statement on academic freedom in response to recent events in Turkey.

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iConference

iConference 2017 recently concluded in Wuhan, China, and was an enormous success. The first-ever iConference in Asia attracted 535 participants from more than 20 countries. The event took place March 22-25, and was hosted by the Wuhan University School of Information Management, in partnership with Sungkyunkwan University Library & Information Science and Data Science Department.

Mark your calendar for iConference 2018, which takes place March 25-28, 2018, in Sheffield, UK. The theme of next year’s conference is Transforming Digital Worlds, and is jointly hosted by the University of Sheffield’s Information School and the iSchool at Northumbria. Learn more.

The iConference is an international gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. All information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome—affiliation with the iSchools is not required. For more information and links to past proceedings, visit our About the iConference page.