School of Information Science
Welcome, you’re just in time. The world needs you. The School of Information Science
is a community of students, scholars, staff and alumni dedicated to improving society
through the transformation of data into information and information into knowledge.
We make librarians, information specialists, number crunchers, business leaders, and
community educators. We send them to libraries, schools, Fortune 500 Companies, think
tanks, and startups. We put information into action.
iSchool launches scholarship match program to attract top talent
Each year, the American Library Association awards dozens of scholarships to underrepresented students looking to earn a master's degree in library and information science. Now, by matching that $5,000 scholarship, the iSchool is giving students a new reason to enroll.
Introducing ‘The Skillset Podcast' with R. David Lankes and Nicole A. Cooke
Love a good podcast? Publishers Weekly has launched The Skillset Podcast with iSchool Director David Lankes and Augusta Baker Chair Nicole Cooke. The Skillset will illuminate the complex issues facing libraries and other key institutions in these unprecedented times.
Turning antiracist knowledge and education into action
In this Publisher's Weekly article, Dr. Nicole Cooke discusses how allies for social and racial justice are choosing to 'stand in the gap.'
Bird watching: UofSC literacy efforts go virtual during COVID-19
Since April, CRE's Virtual Storytime YouTube playlist has featured a line-up of guest readers, including former mascots, Miss Gamecock 2020, and even famed talk show host and University of South Carolina alumna Leeza Gibbons.
Project READY S.C. Announced
The South Carolina Center for Community Literacy, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair for Childhood Literacy, and the South Carolina State Library announce a Learning Cohort course for Project READY (Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth) S.C.!
Leaders with helping hands
Only 50 librarians are selected each year in the ALA’s competitive Emerging Leaders Program, but several of our alumnae were chosen in recent years. We sat down with three of them to talk about their academic journeys and experiences.
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The School of Information Science will support three Spectrum Scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year. These students will also be Augusta Baker Scholars
and the iSchool will match the Spectrum Scholarship’s $5,000, giving each scholar
a total of $10,000 toward their graduate library and information science degree.
Adia Caldwell chose information science because she liked the small classrooms and career versatility the major offered. The
senior has made a mark, both in the iSchool and university-wide. Read more