Discipline Description

Library and Information Science is a discipline that investigates and endeavors to improve upon systems for recording, selecting, organizing, evaluating, managing and disseminating information in all formats.  The field is increasingly connected to and reliant upon technology.

Information science might investigate questions about how users engage with the Internet, what tools can be developed to organize online content more effectively, or whether digital engagement affects values and behavior. Librarians and information professionals also explore and advocate on policy issues such as information access, media ownership and control, and censorship.        

Library Research Program

Program Coordinator
Aryana Bates
email
(206) 934-3612
Program Contact
Janette Wessman

Library Division

Location
LB2133
Division Contacts
email
(206) 934-3609
Mailing Address
NSC Library Division
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
Dean
Sharon Simes
 

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