Volunteer Spotlight

Who: Tom Froelich

Faculty Advisor

Tom has served on the Education initiative with Samantha Bailey, as IA Institute Faculty Advisor. His research interests include curriculum development in Information Science and emerging roles for information professionals and a philosophical framework for relevance research. The majority of his published work is concerned with ethical considerations in the information professions, evolving in part from his philosophy background.

Dr. Froehlich is a professor in the School of Library and Information Science and teaches in the areas of information science, ethics, network and software resources, online searching, and user interface design. He has provided workshops, trainings, seminars or presentations in 23 countries, primarily in the areas of online searching and ethical concerns of information professionals.


The IAI runs on volunteer love.

The Information Architecture Institute supports volunteer initiatives in the areas of research, education, advocacy and community service. Our organization only works if our members contribute directly to our global mission.

We depend on our volunteers to:

  • Run World IA Day: We currently have 38 teams in 27 countries planning a one day free event in their local community.

  • Translate IA Articles: Our global team of information architects has gained permission to translate many seminal IA articles into other languages for the benefit of a worldwide audience. We currently have translations in nineteen languages and are working on more.

  • Run Local Groups: Help IA professionals find each other where they live, share tools, plan events and collaborate on local projects.

  • Rebuild the IA Library: Bring information architecture thought and action to a worldwide audience.

  • Manage the IA Job Board: An excellent source of information on typical job descriptions and experience requirements for various IA roles

  • Match Mentors: Our program hand matches mentors with protégés who seeks to learn the craft of IA.

For a list of roles we are recruiting for in our active initiatives, please go to our volunteer opportunities page or send a cover letter to volunteer at iainstitute dot org to find your fit.

This page was last modified on November 18, 2013 11:13 PM.