The academic program of the School began as a Department of Library Science in 1926, and later as the departments mission and the information professions themselves changed to meet societys needs, the department evolved into what is now the School of Information.
The School of Information (SI) at the University of Michigan works to develop an integrated
understanding of human needs as they relate to information systems and social structures. SI pioneers the development and application of principles of information management and educates professionals to lead in the information age.
SI is the only program of its kind in the United States whose masters program is fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) in library science, archives and records management, human-computer interaction, and information economics, management and policy.
The program begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 with a panel discussion, From the Inner Sanctum: Our Deans Tell All! Past and present deans will share the highlightsand foiblesof their deanship. At 3 p.m. Rick Weingarten of the American Library Association will speak on Riding the Third Wave: Policy Lessons from the Information Revolution. Weingarten is director of the Office for Information Technology Policy at ALA.
Alumni and the public also are invited to a deans dinner later that evening. All events will be in the Alumni Center Founders Room, East Washington and Fletcher streets. For more information and reservations, call (734) 763-2281 or visit the Schools Web site at www.si.umich.edu/75.