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Welcome to The Knowledge Trust

The Knowledge Trust is a commitment by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to shape a critical role for 21st century knowledge professionals and to promote an informed public.

Access to the record of human activity and achievement enables and ignites innovation, service, and citizenship. Every day, the quantity, diversity, and complexity of the world’s knowledge increase at a rate not previously confronted. Those who will lead and project pathways through this remarkable record must be fully conversant with the character and context of both information streams and human information needs. Without complete confidence and a deep understanding of today’s information dynamics, progress, freedom, and prosperity are at risk.

Citizens around the world are increasingly aware that they often need a trusted guide to help sort and substantiate the information they require. Knowledge professional will increasingly be called upon to provide, validate, organize, manage, disseminate and preserve information required for endeavors in every walk of life. Consequently, we believe that leading institutions are obligated to create, assess, and improve accessible information systems, as well as review and revolutionize the roles of knowledge professionals, who will assume a larger and more pivotal role in the coming years.

The faculty of the UNC School of Information and Library Science realize that the role of the 21st century knowledge professional must be carefully shaped. They understand that those who pursue careers in this increasingly important profession require an education that engenders responsibility for all knowledge that influences change.

The Knowledge Trust will serve as the brand, identity, and evidence of the School’s promise to redefine the role and preparation of knowledge professionals.

The UNC School of Information and Library Science

Informed Leadership

Informed Excellence