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 iSchools Organization 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.

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iSchools Statement on New Zealand Tragedy
The iSchools condemn the shootings in New Zealand and all such acts of hate and violence in the world. Together with our colleagues in New Zealand and with colleagues in the Muslim community in all of our countries, we mourn those who died. We offer our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of those killed or injured in the attack and to the people of Christchurch at this time.




Thank you, participants, for making the recently concluded iConference 2019 the best attended event in our conference’s history. iConference 2019 was hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park.

Our next event, iConference 2020, will take place March 23 – March 26 in Borås, Sweden. The conference theme is Sustainable Digital Communities. iConference 2020 is co-hosted by the University of Borås: Swedish School of Library and Information Science, and Oslo Metropolitan University: Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science. Click here for a preview, and watch for more details in the coming months.

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 on the series, visit our About the iConference page.