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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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Jobs at the iSchool

We welcome applicants with diverse academic and work experiences to join our department as educators, staff members, and innovators.

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ICRM CRA and CRM Certifications

Students in the MSIS program can now apply completed course work toward examination credit for records management certifications.

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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.

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. 

About the iSchool

Recent Research

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Min Kyung Lee and Ken Fleischmann Collaborate on $3M NSF NRT Grant on Ethical AI

iSchool faculty members Min Kyung Lee and Ken Fleischmann are collaborating with UT faculty at the School of Architecture, Cockrell School of Engineering, and Department of Computer Science on a $3M NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) grant. Doctoral fellows will complete coursework in Ethical AI, including courses in Human-AI Interaction and Ethics of AI at the iSchool, as well as participate in a seminar on Ethical AI, have opportunities for professional development, participate in professionally relevant community service activities, and be eligible for internships.

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Ahmer Arif Researches Inclusive Digital Literacy for NSF Convergence Accelerator Program

The iSchool's Ahmer Arif will co-lead a research project that aims to reimagine how digital literacy and critical reasoning skills are taught. “Co-designing for Trust: Reimagining Online Literacies With Underserved Communities” is a multidisciplinary collaborative effort with researchers at the Moody College of Communication and the Center for an Informed Public at UW as well as other local institutions in Texas and Washington state. The research team was selected as part of the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator 2021 cohort.

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.