University of Maryland

College of

Information Studies

Information fundamentally enables knowledge, understanding, possibilities and solutions. How to define, verify, promote use of and provide fair access to data, facts and expertise are ongoing challenges. The College of Information Studies, Maryland’s iSchool, works to realize the promise of information while embracing the challenges. The iSchool produces transformational information leaders who eliminate digital divides across the information literacy landscape, open access to information resources for diverse users and turn "big data" into "big solutions."


Scholarships and Faculty Support

Emerging Information Professionals Scholarship


The iSchool will provide scholarship and fellowship support through the campaign including the Emerging Information Professionals Scholarship. This scholarship will enable top students to pursue the iSchool’s new Bachelor of Science degree in information science, which will educate the next generation of information professionals for careers in areas such as data analytics, cybersecurity, library science, social media and information management.

Endowed Professorships and Chairs


The iSchool will provide faculty support by endowing three professorships and one chair.

New Facilities


The iSchool will raise funds to support the building of a state-of-the-art, collaborative information learning environment. New spaces in demand are an iSchool makerspace, a team room workshop for the HCIM Capstone course, a Usability and Inclusive Design lab, an isolated cybersecurity lab and new classrooms that can accommodate the growing undergraduate student population enrolling in the InfoSci BS program.

Programs and Initiatives

CMNS will raise support for programs and initiatives, including: