- iSchools Corporate Documents (charter, vision, articles of incorporation, history, etc.)
- iConference Documents (proposal manual and template)
- iSchools logo guidelines
- iSchools Mailing lists
iSchools corporate documents
iSchools logo guidelines
Logo Part 1: Use of the Standard iSchools Logo
All iSchools members are required to display the iSchools logo prominently on their websites, preferably on the home page. This logo shows the world that you are an iSchools member, and a leading institution in the information field. Copies of the iSchools logo are available below, followed by usage guidelines.
This is the standard iSchools logo:
The iSchools logo should always be linked to the iSchools home page: http://ischools.org
The official logo can stand alone: Additional descriptive text can be added, but is not required.
The logo’s official color is red, and schools are encouraged to use the red version. However, the iSchools brand guidelines allow schools to change the color of the official logo to make it better suit the design of the school’s website.
Red logo examples:
Other color examples:
Logo Part 2: Use of the Alternate logo (“i-beam”)
The iSchools also has a secondary logo, sometimes called the “i-beam.” Schools can choose to use this logo instead of the official logo if they wish.
This is the secondary logo:
The “i-beam” logo is red, but its color can be changed to suit a website’s design.
The “i-beam” logo must be accompanied by text that explains the school’s association with the iSchools, such as “Member of the iSchools,” “iSchools Member” or “Member of the iSchools Caucus” (see example links). It should also be linked to the iSchools home page: http://ischools.org
Examples of the secondary “i-beam”:
Logo Part 3: Answers to frequently asked questions about the iSchools logo
- How was the iSchools logo developed?
- Why must my school use the iSchools logo?
- I do not like the iSchools logo. Can we redesign it?
- Why is the logo so big?
2. Why must my school use the iSchools logo?
The iSchools organization is currently involved in a legal exercise centered on branding and trademarking. Broad use of the logo by our membership strengthens the organization’s brand position and trademark claim. This is why the iSchools ask all members to post the logo to their respective websites.
3. I do not like the iSchools logo. Can we redesign it?
The fact that the iSchools logo has remained essentially unchanged and in continuous use since its inception further strengthens our brand and trademark claim. Redesigning the logo could undermine that.
Whether or not one likes or dislikes the logo is subjective. It would be impossible to create a logo that appeals to every member of an organization of our size. What matters is that the logo does its job effectively—i.e. that it is instantly recognizable to all who see it, and identifies us as a collective group dedicated to advancing the iSchools Movement worldwide.
4. Why is the logo so big?
The iSchool logo is presented here as a large hi-res file. You can make the logo appear smaller on your website, as can be seen in the examples we provide above. Your web designer will know how to do this.
iSchools Mailing lists
IMPORTANT NOTE: The organization is transitioning its mailing lists. Subscription links for the following links have been temporatily removed. All heads of schools will be notified when the transition is complete.
iDeans Mailing list
The iDeans Mailing list is the general information list for all heads of the iSchools. All information and news relevant for the further development and official presentation of the iSchools organisation can be shared at this list. All heads of iSchools are required to be on the list.
iCaucus Mailing list
This mailing list is only available for heads of iCaucus member schools. Information regarding the organisation, decisions and future steps of the iSchools were dicussed here. All heads of iCaucus member schools are required to be on the list.
Research Deans Mailing list
This mailing list is mainly used to organise the Research Deans Meeting at the iConference. This list is for iSchools research deans, and is used to discuss research programs, common concerns, and join-projects.
iConsortium Mailing list
This list is for heads of member iSchools that are not part of the iCaucus Mailing list. These schools are represented on the iCaucus by elected representatives serving a 2-year term.
iConference Subcommittee Mailing list
This list is open to members of the iCaucus iConference Subcommittee, and select organizers of upcoming confernces (typically Conference Chairs). The list is used to discuss program administrative issues related to the conference.
AP-iSchools Mailing list
The AP-iSchools Mailing list is the general information list for all heads of the Asian/Pacific iSchools. The list is used to plan meetings, share information and develope common strategies. All heads of Asian/Pacific iSchools are required to be on the list.
North American-iSchools Mailing list
This list is the general information list for all heads of the North American iSchools. The list is used to plan meetings, share information and develope common strategies. All heads of North American iSchools are required to be on the list.
European-iSchools Mailing list
This list is the general information list for all heads of the European iSchools. The list is used to plan meetings, share information and develope common strategies. All heads of European iSchools are required to be on the list.
Development Officers Mailing list
This mailing list is open to all iSchools Development Officers, as well as anyone serving in a development and/or fund-raising capacity within the field. The mailing list shall give the opportunity to discuss fundraising priorities, international fundraising and alumni relations efforts, stewardship, best practices and everything related.
Webcommunicators Mailing list
This mailing list helps all iSchools Marketing & Communications Officers to get in contact, provide content, share calls and news and discuss the opportunities and challenges of bringing the iSchools message to a wider audience. Best practices, data analytics in decision making, social media strategies, coordinating efforts with other units and general information about iSchools communication and promotion were shared and discussed at this mailing list. The list is open to all iSchools Marketing/Communications directors and/or anyone who is part of strategic communications efforts at an iSchool.
PhD-Program Chairs Mailing list
This is a list of individuals that supervise the Ph.D. programs at each member iSchool. It is primarily used to solicit applications for the iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award, as well as to identify reviewers for Award submissions.
iSchools administrative assistants Mailing list
This list is for the personal assistants of all heads of iSchools within the iSchools organization; it corresponds to the iDeans mailing list. This list is typically copied on messages to the iDeans list, to help ensure attention to deadlines and deliverables.