The Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) was established by Kent State University in May 2009 and is housed within the School of Library and Information Science.
The mission of the CSIR is to facilitate research within the LIS field that is focused on the various institutions and agents of religion and their affect on social knowledge through the use, dissemination, and diffusion of information. The CSIR utilizes an interdisciplinary approach with other fields in the Social Sciences and collaborative partnerships with various representatives of religious faiths and denominations.
CSIR is currently working on an annotated bibliography of online data sources for research in the area of religion. The bibliography is funded by a publication grant from the American Theological Library Association and will be available from this web site early in 2010.
CSIR welcomes questions, participation, and collaboration from fellow researchers and practitioners in all academic disciplines relating to information and religion.