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College of Information and Communications

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.


When Cocky comes to town

An update on Cocky's Reading Express and its passionate coordinator Margaret Cook Jackson, who is expanding the reach of the literacy initiatives.

Connecting literacy, heritage and artifacts

Alumna Porchia Moore has been striving to help the world understand and connect threads between literacy, cultural heritage and historical artifacts centering on the Black, Indigenous and People of Color Movement.

Thinking about thinking

In the information age where the boundaries between human cognition and artificial intelligence blur, Alamir Novin's research delves into the intricate realm of Human-Computer Interaction.

How one county is reimagining libraries, from teaching kitchens to woodworking shops

Melanie Huggins (MLIS, '95) and the Richland Library are featured on national television for serving as a national leader in reimagining the library's place in the community.

Nicole Cooke honored for a career spent working to improve diversity in librarianship

Early on, Cooke realized libraries, and more specifically librarians, did not always represent the diverse groups of people who made up their community. She has spent her career working to change that.

Pop-up exhibit honors Augusta Baker's legacy

Nicole Cooke, Ph.D. and the Digital Collections team at Thomas Cooper Library put together a pop-up exhibit for the 5th Annual Augusta Baker Lecture to celebrate and highlight the work and progress the iSchool/Digital Collections students have made with the collection over the past five years.

Raising fans of reading: South Carolina mascot tackles illiteracy

The scene plays and replays across South Carolina. Garnet and black loving fans bouncing on their feet, cheering with unbridled delight. Other fans, notably subdued, sport orange and purple to claim even the smallest ground inside the rolling wave of University of South Carolina spirit.

Nicole A. Cooke wins the Joseph W. Lippincott Award

Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair, is the 2024 recipient of the award, sponsored by Joseph W. Lippincott III and presented by the American Library Association for distinguished service in the profession of librarianship.

College mourns death of former dean

The College of Information and Communications mourns the death of Fred W. Roper, professor and dean emeritus. Roper died on April 30, 2024.

Beyond books

Libraries adapt to enrich their communities by providing equitable access to information, resources and connection. iSchool alumni discuss the role of libraries in their community.

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