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Join the next generation of information researchers, designers, and innovators!

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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.

iSchool 75: Connecting People, Information, and Technology since 1948

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. Evolving and adapting to an 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.

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Recent Research

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Ahmer Arif and Angela D. R. Smith Collaborate on $5M NSF Grant on Misinformation

“Co-Designing for Trust,” a multi-institutional team working in Texas and Washington state to design community-centered solutions to mitigate the impacts of misinformation, has advanced to Phase 2 of the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator program. A new, $5 million grant will allow academic and community researchers to scale up work they started last fall in Phase 1 through a series of community workshops.

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Soo Young Rieh, Ken Fleischmann, and R. David Lankes collaborate on Library/AI Fellowship Program

The iSchool was awarded a $623,501 Laura Bush 21 Century Librarian Program grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to educate and mentor the next generation of Library and Information Science faculty with expertise in artificial intelligence and data science. Fellows will engage in research projects while collaborating with iSchool faculty and librarians across three types of library contexts: public library, school library, and academic library. Fellows will also receive mentorship and gain valuable teaching experience educating future librarians how to best develop, apply, and use AI in libraries in ways that are equitable, ethical, and effective.

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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.