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Welcome to a new semester at the iSchool!

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Fall 2021 at the iSchool

As we return to campus this fall, here are resources and information to help us #ProtectTexasTogether.

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Become an iSchooler

Our students learn how to think critically, make connections, and utilize empathy to help shape the future of information and technology.


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Diversity & Inclusion

We value diversity and are dedicated to providing an inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds.

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Research at the iSchool

Our research crosses disciplinary divides, bridges the arts and the sciences, and applies human insights to technological advances.

We are Bridgers: Connecting People, Information, and Technology



At the School of Information, we are changing the future by engaging the present and preserving the past. Research and teaching at the iSchool changes the ways that we interact with information and technology, changes how information can make the world a better and fairer place, and changes the ways we protect and preserve our collective memory. 

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Recent Research

COVID Data Infrastructures

Amelia Acker Researches COVID Data Infrastructures

Dr. Amelia Acker, an assistant professor at the iSchool, and a team of researchers are currently studying the challenges in producing and maintaining critical COVID-19 data infrastructures. Funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Acker investigates in The COVID Data Infrastructure Builders project how community membership, work practices, and technical tools serve to support knowledge production about the COVID-19 crisis.

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Soo Young Rieh to Launch Institute on Artificial Intelligence for Library and Information Profession

Professor Soo Young Rieh is partnering with collaborators from two other universities to launch the IDEA Institute on Artificial intelligence (AI), a two-year project funded by a $208,142 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The institute aims to help library and information professionals to lead in planning, deploying, and implementing artificial intelligence in library settings. A diverse cohort of twenty fellows will be recruited nationwide to attend the Institute, where they will develop conceptual and practical AI knowledge and skills in a collaborative learning environment.

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Amelia Acker Awarded Grant to Research Data Afterlives

Dr. Amelia Acker was awarded a collaborative grant of $461,085 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her research project, "Collaborative Research Data Afterlives: The long-term impact of NSF Data Management Plans on data archiving and sharing for increased access." Acker will be investigating how the NSF's Data Management Plan requirement policy, domain specific management plans, and data archiving have evolved to confront the growth of digital data from scientific research.