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

Our faculty have 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, 2013, 2015, and 2017.  

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.  

ILS faculty are involved in the editing and managing of academic journals and book series, such as:

Students have opportunities to attend lectures at Indiana University to strengthen their perspective in many fields.  ILS faculty help sponsor talk series, including:

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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