Explorers, problem-solvers, map makers, researchers = ILS faculty.  

Our faculty made our department a top-ten program for years.  U.S. News & World Report ranked us as a top-ten school in 1999, 2006, 2009, and in 2013.  

Examples of research centers and groups that ILS faculty are involved in:

ILS faculty are exploring research issues in computer mediated communication, information theory, scholarly communication, digital humanities, social informatics, complex systems, data mining, web science, natural language processing, semantic web, bibliometrics, information institutions, and more.  

The department offers the Ph.D. in Information Science.  The doctoral program was established in 1964, and has over 185 graduates (many now in leadership positions around the world.)  Students and faculty work closely together on research projects.

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ILS Research

Jacob Speer Appointed as the State Librarian of Indiana


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Lumsdaine named associate dean for research at SoIC


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Current and Former ILS Students Receive ‘Best Student Entry’ for Data Visualization Challenge at 2014 ACM Web Science conference


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New Leadership – #8 Ranked Program


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Global Wikipedia: New Book Published


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New Book: Beyond Bibliometrics


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ALA Student Chapter Selected 2014 National Chapter of the Year Runner-Up


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Julia Esparza, Academic Medical Librarian of the Year


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Dr. Shaw Honored with Two Awards


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Joan Benedetti Receives ARLIS/NA Distinguished Service Award


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