Liddy appointed chair-elect of iCaucus
Syracuse University School of Information Studies Dean Elizabeth D. Liddy was elected unanimously by iCaucus members to be the chair of the international educational organization for a two-year term beginning in 2012.
The iCaucus consists of deans from a growing number of leading information schools across the globe who have joined together to build awareness of, support for, and involvement with the information field. These iSchools explore the relationship among information, people and technology.
The chair coordinates the iCaucus, the governing body of the iSchools, setting the agenda for bi-monthly meetings and acting as the iSchools representative to various organizations. The chair also leads the activities of its members, including the planning of the annual iConference.
The Syracuse iSchool was a founding member of the iCaucus, which originally started in 1988 as an informal group of deans who led library and information science schools. It was reconstituted in 2001, and eventually developed under the leadership of a few deans, including former Syracuse iSchool Dean Raymond F. von Dran, into the formal organization that exists today.