The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved the merger of the university’s School of Informatics and School of Library and Information Science into a single school to be called the IU School of Informatics and Computing.
The change will affect schools at both the Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campuses and is being heralded by IU President Michael A. McRobbie and administrators at both schools as an opportunity to create a single school of expanded breadth, size and quality that addresses the rapid evolution of informatics, computing and libraries.
“Merging the two schools helps address issues of the pace of change in information and communication technologies,” [Dean Deborah] Shaw said. “It also helps prepare students in our graduate-level information and library science programs for careers that increasingly require technical skills and sophisticated understanding of the effective uses of technology.”
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