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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 present findings on inclusive school libraries at international congress

Faculty present findings on inclusive school libraries at international congress

Karen Gavigan and Clayton Copeland shared research gleaned from a rural, low-income middle-school classroom and from "Miss Sally" at an international conference examining inclusionary and accessibility strategies in school libraries.

MLIS student named Diversity Scholar

MLIS student named Diversity Scholar

Maria Rios described librarians as being "magic" in her application for this honor. But the opportunities and funding she will receive from winning the award will not disappear.

Library of Congress awards major grant to library school

Library of Congress awards major grant to library school

The Charleston church shooting was the catalyst for this grant application designed to educate South Carolina teachers and librarians about primary sources available through the Library of Congress, including civil rights resources, and how to effectively use them in libraries and classrooms.

This is what a maker space looks like

This is what a maker space looks like

Dr. Heather Moorefield-Lang's standing-room-only presentation to the American Library Association Annual Conference provided a lively look at maker spaces - an emerging movement in library programming.

Alumni Spotlight: Karen McMullen

Alumni Spotlight: Karen McMullen

Karen McMullen is a 1994 MLIS graduate. In addition to working as head of access services for the USC School of Medicine Library, Karen also finds time to make a difference in her community.

Welcome to SLIS: Dr. David Lankes

Welcome to SLIS: Dr. David Lankes

After almost 30 years at Syracuse University, writing over 40 book chapters and journal articles, Dr. R. David Lankes is joining the University of South Carolina as director of the School of Library and Information Science.

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