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Improving the Lives of Underserved Communities

Fearless Cards, a set of basic, bi-lingual instruction cards developed at the iSchool are used at Casa Latina in Seattle to help immigrants learn about computers and the internet.

Information Mediaries Research Project

Professor Karen Fisher and Ph.D. candidates Phil Fawcett and Lassana Magassa are working with youth in immigrant communities to understand how they engage with their family and friends around information and social media.

Information Management

“As an iSchool grad, I have a more holistic approach to how I address problems, blending a systematic engineering approach with a business process approach.” Barrett Rodgers, Informatics ’09 and MSIM ’11, Technical Program Manager, Tableau Software

2013 iSchool graduates

Community Counts: Convocation 2013

The iSchool fosters connections between students, faculty, and staff that will endure a lifetime.

students at Capstone

Capstone Projects

The MED Project team of Informatics students worked with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to create a software system to manage thousands of samples used in cancer research studies.

alumni working at REI

MLIS and MSIM Grads Bring REI’s In-Store Customer Experience Online

“Learning how to research and observe human information behavior and how to gain empathy for customers/users of our services is the most critical skill.” Erin Hawk, MLIS ’05, Manager, REI Customer Experience Strategy

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Informatics

Informatics majors have a passion for making a difference through information and technology. They design, build, manage and secure systems to meet the needs of people, organizations, and society.

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Master of Library & Information Science

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Master of Science in Information Management

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PhD in Information Science

The PhD program is the catalyst for excellence and attracts top students committed to making a difference through research, teaching and service to the community.

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What is an iSchool?

Who are we?

We are a community of professionals focused on diverse areas of expertise relating to the study of information and its use by people and organizations.

What do we do?

We prepare information leaders. We research the problems and opportunities of information. We design solutions to information challenges. We make information work.

Why do we do it?

We are inspired by information. We want to help people achieve their potential and harness the capacity of information as an agent for positive change.

How do we do it?

We conduct rigorous research, create challenging academic programs, tackle key social and technical problems in the information field and strengthen the link between users of information and designers of information systems.

iSchool News

iSchool Professor appointed to group advising Governor on Cybersecurity

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, research associate professor and director of the Center for Information and Cybersecurity, has...

Ph.D. candidate Elisabeth Jones awarded Garfield Fellowship

The Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for Library and Information Science is awarded to outstanding...

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky appointed to ARC leadership team

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) launched a new cybersecurity initiative to stop adversaries from...

iSchool MLIS students top the list of Spectrum Scholarship recipients

The American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity announced the winners of the 2013-14 Spectrum...

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iSchool Events

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20 Sep

All iSchool New Student Welcome and Fair

Friday, 1 p.m.
23 Sep

iWelcome Week

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12 Oct

InfoCamp 2013

Saturday, 9 a.m.
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iSchool on Twitter

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Information technologies like cellphones & Internet are generating acts of self-governance in surprising places: t.co/cQE5HK88w1

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"How do we know when librarians have hit the big time?" Lego makes librarian complete w/ inside joke: t.co/RqQzWCenm6 @mrlibrarydude

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MT @taschagroup: TASCHA Director @chriscoward discusses how innovation happens in #hackerspaces: t.co/DRBVQlbcHK @KUOW

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Can adaptive technology & #bigdata replace teachers? t.co/U3YNg5BEjc via @seth_fletcher @sciam #highered

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We like how @taschagroup gets around. RT @ict_works: Why Public Access to ICTs Matter in the Age of Mobile Phones t.co/1uAtxDDDGJ

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The iSchool needs to represent. Students, we submit for your consideration: t.co/KDzQGfrU2C #hackathon @mhacks

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Feature Stories

Global study stresses importance of public Internet access

Global study stresses importance of public Internet access

Millions of people in low-income countries still depend on public computer and Internet access venues despite the global proliferation of...

New chair announced for the Ph.D. in Information Science program

New chair announced for the Ph.D. in Information Science program

iSchool Associate Professor Adam Moore will join the iSchool as full-time faculty this fall and succeed Associate Professor David Hendry...

2013 iSchool Convocation celebrates achievement and community

2013 iSchool Convocation celebrates achievement and community

For the more than 300 graduates of the UW Information School, the ceremony on Sunday, June 16, was a time...

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Capstone 2013

Capstone 2013

The 2013 Capstone event featured 85 projects from 202 graduating students in the Informatics, MLIS and MSIM programs. Students joined...

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Alumni Profile: Barrett Rodgers at Tableau Software

Alumni Profile: Barrett Rodgers at Tableau Software

Barrett Rodgers, MSIM 2011, is a program manager at Tableau Software where he and his team solve problems with a...

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Alumni Profile: Isaac Pattis at REI

Alumni Profile: Isaac Pattis at REI

MLIS graduate Isaac Pattis works at REI in Kent, WA and is a part of a team that manages search...