SLIS Recognized as a Member of the iSchools Consortium

May 20, 2020
For Immediate Release
 
BATON ROUGE—Last month during the iConference2020, the LSU School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) was officially recognized as a member of the iSchools Consortium.

The consortium includes 115 institutions around the globe that share a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology.

Established in 1926, the LSU School of Library & Information Science remained relevant by offering expertise in both traditional programs such as library science and emerging technologies such as digital studies.

“Our field is changing rapidly,” explains SLIS Director Carol Barry. “"Membership in the iSchools Consortium reflects the extent to which our program focuses on understanding the opportunities and challenges of information management, with a core commitment to concepts like universal access and user-centered organization of information."

Members contribute to collective efforts to communicate the value of the field, enhance academic initiatives, leverage funding and contribute to the development of public policy that affects the collection, organization, dissemination, use and preservation of information.

"We are pleased to have Louisiana State University as a new associate member of the iSchools,” says iSchools Executive Director Michael Seadle, “and look forward to working with them on future projects."

For more information, visit ischool.lsu.edu

About School of Library & Information Science
The School of Library & Information Science, or SLIS, awards the Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) degree and Graduate Certificates in Archival Studies, Records & Information Management and School Librarianship. SLIS also has undergraduate minors in Digital Studies & Library Science and a Communication-Intensive undergraduate general education course.

For more information, visit LSU School of Library & Information Science.

About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education, or CHSE, is a nationally accredited division of LSU. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs and seven online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

For more information, visit LSU College of Human Sciences & Education.

For more information, contact:
Adrian Hirsch
LSU College of Human Sciences & Education
225-933-6010
ahirsch1@lsu.edu

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