GSLIS is renowned for our world-class, groundbreaking research program. Our faculty, staff, and students are leaders in the field, recognized for their expertise and the impact of their scholarly contributions. Drawing on the resources of the University of Illinois, a preeminent public research university, as well as on collaborations with scholars around the world and corporate sector partners, GSLIS researchers conduct research in a variety of areas including data science, information retrieval, librarianship and much more. Major funders include the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Humanities, Google, and the National Science Foundation.
Our Strategic Research Vision
GSLIS researchers use multidisciplinary approaches to address key global challenges found at the intersection of people, information, and technology. Taken together, these six strategic visions present a distinct imprint of the substance and impact of GSLIS research.
Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research projects and receive grants from some of the nation’s most prestigious funders, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Humanities, Google, and the National Science Foundation. Currently, our grant-funded research portfolio totals more than $7.2 million in award dollars.
Our research enterprise is collaborative, involving not only our GSLIS faculty, staff, and students but also interdisciplinary partners on campus and beyond. Each year, our faculty appoint a group of research fellows from around the world, who are chosen for the relevance of their work to our current research. Research at GSLIS is well-supported by our Office of Research Services, who assist with grant proposal development, project planning and management, and research computing.
- PWW-HWW Outreach Workshop
- Predicting Medical Subject Headings Based on Abstract Similarity and Citations to MEDLINE Records
- More than acid-free folders: Extending the concept of preservation to include the stewardship of unexplored histories
- Compliant trust: The public good and democracy in the ALA’s “Core Values of Librarianship”
- Empowered to name, inspired to act: Social responsibility and diversity as calls to action in the LIS context