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iSchool 75: Inspiring Information Excellence Since 1948.


A Storied History of Information Excellence

Since 1948, from the Graduate School of Library Science to the Graduate School of Library of Information Science and now the School of Information, we have equipped and empowered information science in all areas of the information ecosystem. Evolving and adapting to ever changing world of information, the iSchool is the nexus of innovation and interdisciplinary scholarship focused on the human, social, cultural, and technical aspects of information. What starts here not only changes the world but makes a decisive impact on the information domain through our talented students, faculty, staff and valued alumni.



Our Future Includes You

With over 5,000 living alumni and new graduates joining the ranks each year, our impact is being made because of you. We invite you to celebrate our treasured past and help shape our bright future. Join us for upcoming opportunities to connect and reflect. Let’s imagine the next 75 years and beyond!

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75th Anniversary T-Shirts

The iSchool has partnered with the University Co-Op to create a special edition 75th anniversary School of Information t-shirt! Shop online and have the shirt shipped directly to you or visit in-store to pick yours up! We're excited to offer our alumni the chance to show off their iSchool pride and celebrate 75 years of information excellence!

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Party on the Patio: 75th Anniversary Kick Off Celebration

April 20, 2023 | 5pm-7pm | Texas Union Patio

Let’s kick-off our 75th anniversary festivities and celebrate while the TLA is in town! Enjoy food, drink and conversation with iSchool alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends. All iSchool/GSLIS graduates near and far are welcome!

Summer 2023

iSchool 75th hits the road! Join us at meetups and conference receptions in various cities, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Chicago and Washington, DC!

Alumni Hosted Receptions

  • Houston – April 27th 6pm – Limited space – RSVP Coming Soon!
  • Dallas – Date and location TBD
  • San Antonio – Date and location TBD

Conference Alumni Receptions

  • Texas Library Association - Austin, Texas | April 20th *See Party on the Patio event above*
  • American Library Association – Chicago, IL | Sunday, June 25, 2023 | Time and venue location TBD
  • Society of American Archivists – Washington, DC | Wednesday, July 26th, 2023 | Time and venue location TBD

Interested in hosting a 75th anniversary alumni reception in your city? Message Shannon Hickson, Director of Development & Alumni Relations for more information.

Founding Day

September 22, 2023

The first day of class for the Graduate School of Library Science was held on September 22, 1948. Join us this September for a gathering to celebrate our school's founding day! More details to come.

75th Anniversary Celebration

October 12, 2023 | Austin Public Library

  • 4pm-6pm - Reception & Showcase
  • 6pm-8pm - Main Event

The School of Information has had different names and locations over the past 75 years but what remains constant is our purpose: inspiring excellence in information science. Together alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends will celebrate 75 years of information achievement and imagine the next 75 years of excellence!