iSchools Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of three new member-schools to its consortium of institutions dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st Century. With these additions, the iSchools organization now comprises 91 institutions worldwide.
The new iSchools members are:
- Aalborg University: Department of Communication and Psychology (Aalborg, Denmark); Dr. Mikael Vetner, head of department.
- Manchester Metropolitan University: Information and Communications (Manchester, UK); Dr. Derek Bousfield, head of department.
- Pontificia Universidad Javeriana: Departamento de Ciencia de la Información (Bogotá, Colombia); Dr. Liliana Margarita Herrera, head of department. This is the first iSchool member located in South America.
The three new schools were approved by the iCaucus, governing body of the iSchools, in February 2018. The admission process was overseen by iCaucus Chair-Elect Sam Oh and iSchools Executive Director Michael Seadle.
About the iSchools
The iSchools organization was founded in 2001 by a small collective of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st Century. It has since grown into a consortium of more than 90 universities and institutions spanning six continents.
The iSchools organization supports and recognizes student achievement through its annual Doctoral Colloquium and Doctoral Dissertation Award, as well as other special contests and mentoring opportunities. The iSchools also provide collaboration tools and other support to assist faculty in their teaching and research endeavors. Every year, the iSchools organization presents the iConference, a forum in which information scholars, researchers and professionals share their insights on critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference 2018 takes place later this month, March 25-28, 2018 in Sheffield, UK.