Studying at an iSchool immerses students in this dynamic and emerging iField, where they confront the issues, opportunities, and challenges of an information society in the 21st century, in all their richness, controversy, and ambiguity. The iField addresses the fundamental issue of harnessing the incredible flow of information for the betterment of humanity.
The iField also empowers people in other fields to create, find, store, manipulate, and share information in useful forms. It may be unique in that, despite its elusive core, its subject, information, is at the heart of what individuals, organizations, and societies need in order to advance human endeavors, from acting to zoology. The iField’s most visible and viable outcome is the delivery of the right information at the right time to the right people in the right form.