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School of Library and Information Science teams with Circulating Ideas on the Knowledge School Initiative

Posted January 10, 2017


The School of Library and Information Science has partnered with the Circulating Ideas podcast and creator Steve Thomas to sponsor the podcast as well as provide content. The content will be related to the School of Library and Information Science “Knowledge School Initiative” which seeks to advance the conversation around library and information science (LIS) education and the iSchool movement. The initiative focuses on the community impact obligations of LIS programs.

"At South Carolina we are interested in what comes after information. We are focused on how we, as a school and a field, use information and technology to improve communities. It’s not enough to do good research and teaching; as a field, we must make life better for people in our schools, universities, towns, and institutions,” said R. David Lankes, director of the school.

“It is all about making ideas real, and improving ideas by sharing them with the profession and our colleagues. Circulating Ideas makes the perfect forum to engage in these conversations. What Steve has done is create a very powerful place for conversation.”

Thomas said he had long been inspired by Lankes and looked forward to the opportunity to work with him to promote and grow the Knowledge School concept. "The ensuing conversations will fit in perfectly with the show's existing mission to publicize and celebrate the great work librarians are doing to keep libraries relevant and vibrant."

Listen to their most recent podcast at the link on the right. 

About Circulating Ideas

 The Circulating Ideas podcast facilitates conversations about the innovative people & ideas allowing libraries to thrive in the 21st century.  More about Circulating Ideas»