Göteborg University (GU) is one of the major universities in Sweden. It consists of 8 faculties including the IT-university, with about 51000 students and a staff of 5500. Its eight faculties offer training in the Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Education, Information Technology, Business, Economics and Law, and Health Sciences. The University’s unique breadth in education and research provides an interdisciplinary environment conducive to collaboration with private enterprise and public institutions. The University College of Boras has 11000 students and 6 large departments. In its present form, the Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) was formed in 1999 through the merger of a Ph.D. program at Göteborg University and a large undergraduate program at the University College of Boras. SSLIS is the largest school of its kind in Sweden and also hosts the largest PhD-program in the field of library and information science in Sweden. The department staff totals 65, including 4 professorships and 15 lecturers. The Ph.D. program presently has 25 students. Research in the department is organized in four main research areas: (1) Information sharing and information retrieval, (2) Information needs, seeking and use, (3) Library, culture and society, and (4) Information management. The faculty, research staff and Ph.D. students participate in national and international projects with funding from private and public foundations, such as the Knowledge Foundation in Sweden and the National Library of Medicine in the U.S. The department founded and directs an inter-disciplinary Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Collaborative Innovation. The department also participates in research schools and networks within the LIS field (e.g., the Nordic School of Library and Information Science) and neighbouring fields (e.g., the Graduate School of Language Technology, GU).