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The faculty of the Library and Information Science Program is a remarkably accomplished group of scholars, including a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the first Madison Fellow of The Library of Congress, a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, the 2000 winner of the ALA/Highsmith Library Literature Award, and the 2002 winner of the Medical Library Association’s Lucretia McClure Award for Excellence in Education.

The range of their individual interests as researchers, teachers, and information professionals may be even more impressive, encompassing the following areas:

  • Adult and young adult resources and reading interests
  • Archives and records management
  • Bibliographic control, cataloging, subject analysis, and authority control
  • Computer and network performance analysis
  • Continuing education
  • Cross-lingual information retrieval
  • Digital libraries
  • Distance education
  • Economics of information
  • Education of information professionals
  • E-government in the U.S. and European Union
  • Emergent literacy
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Impact of technology on organizations
  • Information behaviors of health professionals, including diffusion of medical knowledge
  • Information behaviors of healthcare consumers
  • Information ethics
  • Information retrieval
  • Information technology
  • Leadership
  • Literature for children and young adults
  • Location-aware computing
  • Measurement and use of information, especially in policy making
  • Metadata
  • Mobile computing
  • National and international information policy
  • Organization of information
  • Performance metrics for distributed digital libraries
  • Preservation of library and archival collections
  • Public libraries as community resources
  • Representation in information retrieval
  • School library media center management
  • Scientometrics
  • Social contexts of information creation, access and use
  • Special information needs of the elderly
  • Storytelling

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For more information about the Library and Information Science Program,
please call 412.624.9420 or e-mail Debbie Day

School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh,
135 North Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Tel: 412.624.3988 | Fax: 412.624.5231 
For information about Admissions & Financial Aid, please contact
Shabana Reza at 800.672.9435

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