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    Watch highlights from our Fall 2023 Hooding Ceremony.

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.


Applications open for information science instructor

The School of Information Science invites applications for an instructor to begin August 16, 2024 to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The classes are related to programming, data analytics, artificial intelligence, applied data and text mining, and user experience.

Augusta Baker Presents: A Community Conversation on Culturally Responsive Leadership with Toby S. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Jenkins discussed her new book "The Hip-Hop Mindset" with August Baker Chair Nicole Cooke at All Good Books on Jan. 31. "The Hip-Hop Mindset," received the 2023 Phillip C. Chinn Book Award from the National Association of Multicultural Educators.

CIC professor studies library’s role in spreading health information to the LGBTQ+ community

Vanessa Kitzie, Ph.D., is working to improve access to accurate and compassionate health information for marginalized communities, specifically LGBTQ+ people.

iSchool hosts hooding ceremonies

The iSchool honored Fall 2023 graduates at the Hooding Ceremony for MLIS students on Dec. 15. Watch a video recap.

Cocky’s Reading Express debuts “Little Free Library” at local elementary school

Through its new Adopt-a-School program, Cocky’s Reading Express unveiled a new “Little Free Library” at Edward E. Taylor Elementary School — providing kids with chances to choose books throughout the year and keep them as their own.

iSchool accepting applications for an open rank faculty position in Information Science

The School of Information Science invites applications for a school library faculty position at the level of open rank, associate, or assistant professor to begin January 1, 2024, or August 16, 2024. Candidates with interest and experience in research and pedagogy in school librarianship will be considered.

Digital certificate program offers in-demand career skills

This fall, the college launched its digital studies certificate program, which allows undergraduate students to gain in-demand digital skills and receive official recognition on their transcripts.

MLIS student selected for prestigious ARL Kaleidoscope Program

MLIS student Adele Chase learns leadership, research and networking skills as an ARL Kaleidoscope Program Scholar.

Area students get to jump on the Cocky Reading Express

Cocky, the big bird on the USC campus, and a bunch of his friends made a stop at Edward E. Taylor Elementary School to teach the kids about conservation and the joy of reading.

Media personality Curtis Wilson reflects on culturally responsive leadership

A regular contributor to the A&E Network’s top-rated show LivePD, Wilson headlined the first in-person community conversation sponsored by Augusta Baker Chair Nicole Cooke, which addressed issues of importance to communities in Columbia and throughout South Carolina.

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