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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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Launching a legacy: Checking in with new Augusta Baker Chair Nicole Cooke

Last fall, SLIS welcomed Nicole Cooke as its new Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy to advance the school’s literacy efforts. Here are some highlights of what Cooke has accomplished so far and a glimpse into her next steps.

Information Science Day 2019: From research to the real world

Is blockchain technology confusing? Will the removal of Instagram likes affect the way people use the social media platform? Students explored these questions and others at the fifth annual Information Science Day, a showcase of undergraduate research and internship experiences.

Meet new faculty: Nicole Cooke

Nicole Cooke is the School of Library and Information Science’s new Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy, a position named for the pioneering African American librarian who served as the university’s storyteller-in-residence.

Literacy program helps children ‘dig into reading’

A $15,000 grant from International Paper has allowed Cocky's Reading Express to teach nutritional literacy to children in two Laurens County schools.

Alumna takes reins as president of national school librarians association

School librarian Kathy Carroll likes to be in the middle of the action and that’s where she finds herself every day, whether it’s helping students at Westwood High School in Blythewood or advocating for her profession as president-elect of the American Association of School Librarians.

A path for public service

Jason Broughton made headlines when he was named Vermont’s first African American state librarian and commissioner of libraries. How did SLIS prepare him for the post and what advice does he have for students hoping to follow in his footsteps?

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