The Department of Information Science educates students to serve as information professionals, knowledge managers and to hold leadership positions in: libraries and information centers, hi-tech companies, public institutions and in the information industry.
In addition the department is dedicated to the advancement of research in all areas of information science: information retrieval, database applications, information organization, organizational knowledge management, virtual environments, Internet research, social information, info-ethics and information behavior.
Head of Department: Dr. Jenny Bronstein
The primary goals of the department are to provide the students :
- A thorough understanding of the essence of information and its role in society.
- Expertise in information and communication technologies (ICTs).
- Ability to analyze information structures, to develop strategies and management systems for accessing, storing, organizing and disseminating information.
- Capability to react to information needs of individuals and groups.
- Research skills.