Indiana University Trustees Approve Merger of Schools of Informatics, Library Science
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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.