SISLT joins the iSchools Organization

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The School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri
joins the iSchools Organization

Columbia, Mo. (August 13, 2013) — The School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT) has been accepted as a member of iSchools, a worldwide organization of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field.

The iSchools organization was founded in 2005 and comprises 52 highly ranked research institutions from around the world.  All members have programs focused on library science, informatics, information science, information literacy and other related areas.

“It is an honor to be accepted into the iSchools organization,” says Joi L. Moore, Associate Division Director of SISLT. “Our membership in this prestigious organization acknowledges SISLT as a leader in the field of educating information professionals. As an iSchool, we are committed to exploring the most innovative forms of research in library science, information science and learning technologies.”

To be recognized as an iSchool, schools are expected to have substantial sponsored research activity (an average of $1 million in research expenditures per year over three years), engagement in the training of future researchers (usually through an active, research-oriented doctoral program), and a commitment to progress in the information field.

For more information on the MU College of Education’s School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, visit sislt.missouri.edu. For information on the iSchools organization, or to learn about the 2014 iConference to be held in Berlin, Germany, visit www.iSchools.org.