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School of Library and Information Science

Our name — School of Library and Information Science — only begins to tell our story.  From undergraduate to doctoral degrees, we explore information — where you find it, how you extract it, how you preserve it, how you put it to use.  Traditional libraries are defying tradition and becoming community hubs for information and interaction.  Information management is a key to success in business, industry, government, politics, commerce, education and, well, we could go on.  You could, too.

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Faculty Focus: Dick Kawooya

Faculty Focus: Dick Kawooya

How do laws influence access to information? Do they enhance knowledge creation or limit it? Can legal interpretation create information barriers for specific groups or populations? These are questions that Dr. Dick Kawooya explores in his research.

Lecture explores public trust in libraries, journalism

Lecture explores public trust in libraries, journalism

How is trust in media evolving, and is that trend spreading into the public’s perception of libraries? Lee Rainie with Pew Research Center shared research on these questions and others at the Deans' and Directors' Lecture.

Putting theory into practice

Putting theory into practice

While some classes test students’ progress with exams, undergraduate students in this course had the chance to showcase everything they learned in the spring semester by developing real-world implementation plans for local businesses and nonprofits.

Pew Research Center speaker to deliver annual lecture

Pew Research Center speaker to deliver annual lecture

What does current research tell us about public trust in libraries and news organizations? Lee Rainie from Pew Research Center will explore that question and others in the 2018 Deans’ and Directors’ Lecture on April 26.

Libraries evolving with times

Libraries evolving with times

“Nostalgia is the biggest enemy of libraries today,” says Dr. David Lankes. In this interview with Columbia Business Monthly, he discusses the shift in identity and the challenges libraries face as they try to tailor their services to individual communities.

Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Stevens

Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Stevens

Ashley Stevens, MLIS ’11, manages the emerging archival program at the Historic Ford Estates in Michigan. Read about how her degree from the CIC equipped her to preserve collections from one of America’s most famous industrialists.

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