iSchool-affiliated partners on a project by the University and Carle Health to design and produce face shields for health care workers include Lisa Bievenue, director of informatics programs for Illinois Informatics Institute; Jeff Ginger (PhD '15), iSchool adjunct lecturer and Illinois Informatics Institute program coordinator for campus and community outreach; Amanda Elzbieciak (MS '17), CUC Fab Lab information manager; and Kristin Walters, MS/LIS student and CUC Fab Lab communications team member.
This is an unprecedented time in the history of our University and School, as we respond to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past several weeks, the iSchool has been working diligently to transition to alternative course delivery and social distancing to ensure safety for all, meet the needs of our students, and maintain ongoing operations. Now more than ever, we remain committed to fostering a supportive, inclusive learning and working environment.
Our success in converting all of our classes to online offerings and continuing key research activities has been made possible through the ingenuity and determination of our iSchool community, both on campus and throughout the world. This determination is reflected in the information highlighted below, which includes the work of our exceptional faculty, staff, students, and alumni.