The University of British Columbia iSchool has a new name. Formerly the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) in the Faculty of Arts, the school has officially changed its name to School of Information, (or iSchool, informally).
According to an announcement posted to the school’s website, the change in names is “the logical conclusion of more than a decade of evolution of the School’s scope and orientation, mirroring broader changes within the disciplinary areas of library, archival and information studies.”
The UBC iSchool is a member of the iSchools at the iCaucus level, showing the highest possible level of support for the organization. UBC joined the iSchools in 2011.
Read the full announcement on the UBC iSchool website.