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Information Organization Research Group

The Information Organization Research Group facilitates the discovery and development of knowledge in the field of information organization and is dedicated to scientific excellence, cooperation, social responsibility, and dissemination of research.

Full Mission Statement

Contributing to Knowledge
To facilitate the discovery and development of knowledge in the field of information organization by established researchers and new scholars in library and information studies and related disciplines.

Scientific Excellence:
To do quality work in an ethical manner. To work with a positive attitude, keeping eyes and ears open for new research possibilities.

To promote inter-institutional, interdisciplinary, and international approaches to information organization.

Social Responsibility:
To develop a more in-depth and nuanced understanding of information organization and its contribution to equitable access to information.

To share the results of our research with both scholarly (including student) and practitioner audiences and to facilitate dissemination of the research of others in information organization.

Conference Participation Reports by SOIS Students Who Received IOrg Travel


IOrg Members

Core Faculty:
Dr. Margaret Kipp
Dr. Hur-Li Lee
Mr. Steven Miller
Dr. Hope Olson
Dr. Richard Smiraglia

Affiliated Faculty:
Dr. Lynne Howarth
Dr. Lei Zhang

Doctoral Students:
Suzana Ahmad
Jihee Beak
Melodie Fox

Featured Events

  • Jun 15, 2012 - Jun 16, 2012 - Milwaukee, WI.
    2nd Milwaukee Conference on the Ethics of Organization
  • Apr 19, 2012 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - TBA
    -In this talk, Joe Tennis will discuss the problem of scheme change and, using eugenics, show how the DDC changes over time.
  • Mar 27, 2012 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - NWQ Building B 3511
    - This presentation will report on a methodological journey seeking to frame an exploratory study of narratives from individuals with Alzheimer Disease (AD). The analysis will situate cognitive science concepts of representation and memory within the framework of information sense-making and recall strategies.
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