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SLIS and partners take professional development on the road

SLIS and partners take professional development on the road

It's no secret that regular professional development and training helps school librarians stay at the top of their game. But what happens when providing that kind of preparation becomes a challenge for schools and districts?

Rebooting an IT career

Rebooting an IT career

After more than 16 years as Carolina’s chief information officer and vice president for information technology, Bill Hogue is starting a new gig as a faculty member in the School of Library and Information Science.

Alumna credits her programs of study for confidence, success

Alumna credits her programs of study for confidence, success

An undergraduate degree in information science prepared Ashley Griffith for her current job and to excel in the master’s program at the School of Library and Information Science. She’s passionate about her career and her programs of study.

In Memoriam: Dr. Robert V. Williams

In Memoriam: Dr. Robert V. Williams

His students adored him. His friends and colleagues called him true blue and all of us will miss this one of a kind "Gentleman Scholar."

Alumni Spotlight: Mandy Malone

Alumni Spotlight: Mandy Malone

Pete the Cat is one cool cat, and so is Katie (Mandy) Malone. The 2013 MLIS alumna works as a technical services specialist at the Williamsburg Regional Library in Williamsburg, Va. From dressing as the famous feline children’s book character to cataloging materials, read about how Malone uses skills she learned in the School of Library and Information Science.

McCue named 2016 Outstanding Librarian in S.C.

McCue named 2016 Outstanding Librarian in S.C.

Alumna Heather McCue was recognized by the South Carolina Library Association for her outstanding service to the community. McCue says the recognition encourages her to "dream bigger."

Clearing the dust: How libraries are changing in the 21st century

Clearing the dust: How libraries are changing in the 21st century

Students no longer hover over microfiche or use the Dewey Decimal System catalog. Now they are more likely to use eBooks, makerspaces or hotspot lending.

SLIS past, present and future

SLIS past, present and future

The term “geek” has evolved from a connotation that used to elicit a distasteful response. But as technology advances, Dr. David Lankes believes geekdom is, well, no longer geeky.

Long-time continuing education and alumni coordinator retires

Long-time continuing education and alumni coordinator retires

Nonie Price has been a 24-year fixture at the School of Library and Information Science, connecting alumni and friends of the program through networking opportunities.

Alumni Spotlight: Tobias Brasier

Alumni Spotlight: Tobias Brasier

Tobias Brasier, MLIS, 1994, is the director of web services for the School of Law. He is passionate about web redesign and is putting his degree to use through a variety of projects for the school and the Coleman Karesh Law Library. Through his many endeavors, Brasier illustrates just how versatile an MLIS can be.

Scholarship in Action: Researchers evaluate the social, environmental and health dimensions of the 2015 flood

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Student association receives top national honor in back-to-back years

Student association receives top national honor in back-to-back years

The USC Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) chapter has been named the American Library Association (ALA) Student Chapter of the Year for the second year in a row.

New Books for Young Readers

New Books for Young Readers

If there is a young reader in your life, the Young Palmetto Books series from the University of South Carolina Press offers unique books that combine entertainment and education in beautifully illustrated volumes.

Classroom not needed

Classroom not needed

Obtaining a master's degree in the library field is a possibility for non-traditional students because of the distributed learning system at USC's School of Library and Information Science.

 

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