Vision & Mission



We envision a world in which we have harnessed the ocean of data. From it, everyone - both individually and collectively - can develop deeper knowledge to tackle real-world problems, break down barriers, improve quality of life, and spark discovery. Information is turned into power to unlock our full potential.


We design new and leverage existing techniques and technologies to solve information challenges. We work with communities and institutions, including private and public archives, community libraries, and information product startups. We prepare future information leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs. Together, we use information to move the world forward.

Strategic Plan

The College of Information Studies' (iSchool) strategic plan identifies specific priorities, goals and strategies for reaching these goals that it will pursue during the next five to ten years.