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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.

Employment Opportunity

The School of Information Science at University of South Carolina (the iSchool) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position starting August 16, 2021.



iSchool hosts panel on information science careers

iSchool graduate Jared Stephens and Capgemini recruiter Kaitlyn White fielded questions on how COVID-19 has affected the work environment, opportunities for information science students, advice on getting started in the workforce and more.

The heart of the school

For many students, March 2020 became a pivotal moment. Classes went online, and teachers began rescheduling deadlines while trying to figure out how exactly the pandemic would affect learning. Luckily, school librarians have played a critical role in helping everyone adapt.

Learning with love

Puppets, puppies and karaoke. These are some of the nontraditional tools that alumna Penny Esterley uses to teach at Community Literacy Lab.

Got skills?

Love a good podcast? Publishers Weekly has launched The Skillset Podcast with iSchool Director David Lankes and Augusta Baker Chair Nicole Cooke. The Skillset illuminates the complex issues facing libraries and other key institutions in these unprecedented times.

How libraries can help us make a more perfect union

Civil, honest conversations based on facts and science, history and truth, have long brought people together. And iSchool Director David Lankes believes libraries and schools are the essential social infrastructure to help us find our commonalities once again. Read his column in Publishers Weekly

Applications are open for school library research and teaching fellowship

The School Library Research and Teaching Fellowship Program aims to fund a doctoral student who is committed to development as a school library researcher and educator.

Nicole Cooke named one of UofSC's 2021 Social Justice Award winners

In a field where more than 85 percent of the professionals are white women, Cooke stood out. And that observation inspired her desire to help diversify the field of librarians to make the profession more equitable and better reflective of the communities librarians serve.

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