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.
Scholarship in Action: Researchers evaluate the social, environmental and health dimensions of the 2015 flood
The results of these projects will be reported at multiple scholarly conferences and journals, the true impact is in the recommendations made to the library systems, local government, and federal agencies for the improvement of community engagement and services.
Book collection underway for libraries destroyed by Hurricane Matthew flooding
Two USC organizations have partnered to "Read to Rebuild," a program to collect books for libraries devastated by the recent flooding in the coastal areas of North Carolina.
Doctoral student invited to preview new Smithsonian museum
School of Library and Information Science doctoral student Porchia Moore was invited to a preview tour of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Two libraries: One year after the flood
Dr. Heather Moorefield-Lang looks back on the impact of, and recovery from, last year's Thousand Year Flood on two local school libraries.
Awards honor literacy leaders
They have gone "above and beyond in the quest to eliminate illiteracy" in South Carolina. And now they join nine years of recipients who have been named Literacy Leaders at the annual awards ceremony.
Alumni Spotlight: Prospect research analysts
In addition to holding MLIS degrees, Lindsay Rogillio, Abigail Mann and Hillary Hudson have something else in common: they work together at the university as prospect research analysts. The three specialize in gathering information so that USC's fundraisers have everything they need to succeed.
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Morgan Lundy, recipient of USC's Steven N. Swanger Leadership Award, describes how
her international travel and volunteer opportunities have led her to pursue her master's
in library science after graduation.