Jul. 04, 2018
According to the official news of iSchools organization, a new governance structure which was formally adopted at the annual iSchools business meeting in Sheffield, UK during this March 2018 has just been unveiled.
Under the new model, all iSchools members will participate in the election of a Board of Directors. This new Board consist of two groups: an Executive Committee, and an additional group of regionally elected Board members. The Executive Committee is made up of the current iSchools chair, the chair-elect, the immediate past-chair, the treasurer, the chairs of each of the three regions, and ex officio the executive director. The remainder of the Board consists of regionally elected chairs, calculated using a formula that factors the number of schools and the financial contributions in each.
Professor Bin Zhang, the Dean of School of Information Resource Management, iSchool at Renmin University of China, was elected into the Board of Directors.
The iSchools Executive Committee currently includes:
The above are joined by the following Board members, elected earlier this month:
About the iSchool at Renmin University of China
Founded in 1952, the School of Information Resource Management owns the oldest archival science education in new China, and provides three undergraduate programs in archival science, information system, and information resource management, and moreover master and Ph.D. programs in archival science, library and information science, information analytics, and information resource management. According to the discipline evaluation by Ministry of Education of P.R. China in 2017, 2012, and 2009, the iSchool ranked in the top three institutions in the field of library, information, and archival studies.