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Ahmer Arif Researches Inclusive Digital Literacy for NSF Convergence Accelerator Program

Sept. 29, 2021

A group of multidisciplinary researchers and partners led by The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Washington Information School is one of 28 teams selected as part of the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator 2021 cohort, receiving $750,000 in Phase 1 planning funding for a project that aims to reimagine how digital literacy and critical reasoning skills are taught.

Dr. Barbara Immroth, 1942-2021

Sept. 22, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Barbara Immroth, professor emerita at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information. Dr. Immroth was a leader in the field of children’s literature and youth services, and a passionate advocate for the transformative role of libraries in empowering communities.

Martha Pattillo Siv and Ambassador Sichan Siv Endowed Scholarship

Sept. 15, 2021

September 15th is a very special day for Ambassador Sichan Siv. In 1977, a friend introduced him to Martha Lee Pattillo, his future wife. “As soon as we met, she opened new horizons for me,” said Siv, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2001-2006. “She was everything to me and simply the best.”

2021 Open House Award Winners

May 14, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 Dean’s Choice Award and Diversity & Inclusion Award winners!

The School of Information’s annual spring Open House virtual event showcases graduating student’s capstone projects and highlights the latest in digital libraries and archives, data analysis, information architecture and organization, user experience research and design, and much more!

View all spring 2021 capstone projects. 

Texas iSchool Welcomes New Faculty Members

May 13, 2021

The School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce that five new faculty members will be joining the iSchool in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Amelia Acker Researches COVID Data Infrastructures

April 21, 2021

In the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, thousands of open source COVID data projects were launched in an attempt to organize the chaos of information emerging about this new infectious disease. These COVID data infrastructure projects were crucial in enabling policy-makers and the public to understand the impact of the virus in communities around the world.

Texas iSchool Remains in Top Tier of U.S. News Grad School Rankings

March 30, 2021

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information ranked in the top five among colleges and schools of library and information studies in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools”.

The Texas iSchool retained its spot at No. 5 for the second time in a row. The iSchool has remained in the top 10 in the U.S. News rankings for over two decades, steadily rising through this elite upper tier.

iSchool Welcomes Dr. Ahmer Arif to the Faculty

Feb. 4, 2021

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is pleased to welcome Dr. Ahmer Arif, who joined us as an assistant professor in January 2021. He comes to the iSchool from the University of Washington, where he earned his Ph.D. in Human Centered Design & Engineering.

Texas iSchool Joins Social Justice Informatics Collaborative Effort in City of Austin

Nov. 12, 2020

The School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to partner with Good Systems, a UT Grand Challenge, Huston-Tillotson University, and government and community organizations in Austin for the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Social Justice Informatics Faculty Fellows Program.