Organizations & Services
The School of Library and Information Science is housed in the Herman B Wells Library on the Bloomington campus and in the University Library on the Indianapolis campus. The School’s Bloomington facilities include dedicated computer laboratories, lecture and seminar rooms, and an information commons.
Both the School of Library and Information Science and Indiana University as a whole are technology-intensive environments, so the opportunities for learning and working with state-of-the-art technology are numerous. In Bloomington, the school maintains two computer labs for use by any student enrolled in SLIS courses. In addition, the school supports a lab dedicated for use by SLIS Ph.D. students. Technology plays a central role in library and information science research and practice; therefore, SLIS devotes significant resources to ensure that students have access to up-to-date hardware and software. The technology staff provides students with opportunities to learn about and use current and emerging technologies that will be essential to their professional development. SLIS maintains its own server room, which houses UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh OS servers. These provide services ranging from hosting the SLIS Web site, to supporting faculty and student research on large data sets, to providing server space for all SLIS students for their web presence and digital projects. Additionally, the technology staff ensures that the school is in compliance with software licensing agreements.
As a part of Indiana University, which is consistently rated one of the most wired and most “unwired” university systems in the nation, every member of the SLIS community has access to a vast array of computing and information technology resources. SLIS partners with other IU schools and departments to ensure that the SLIS community continues to enjoy access to university-wide resources.