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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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Flood researchers need survey participants

Flood researchers need survey participants

Were you impacted by the catastrophic flooding that hit the Midlands in October 2015 or Hurricane Matthew last November? If so, faculty examining the role played by public libraries and how community members accessed needed information invite you to take a short survey.

Hearst awards major grant to College of Information and Communications

Hearst awards major grant to College of Information and Communications

The College of Information and Communications has received a $100,000 Hearst Foundations grant to strengthen South Carolina communities through comprehensive literacy efforts.

SLIS re-accredited by American Library Association

SLIS re-accredited by American Library Association

The American Library Association has granted re-accreditation to the Master of Library and Information Science program at USC. The designation, effective for seven years, is held by only 60 programs nationwide.

Growing savers

Growing savers

Heather McCue believes that children begin to form ideas about money and spending well before their parents teach them about finances. She created the Growing Savers program to help the youngest Richland Library visitors gain a head start on their financial stability.

A tale from the streets

A tale from the streets

Two college alumni and one library school professor have paired with four incarcerated teenage boys to write a book about gang violence. The graphic novel project started with the goal of improving literacy and writing skills, but it has grown into much more.

SLIS graduates a record number of doctoral students

SLIS graduates a record number of doctoral students

Eight doctoral students and 61 master's students were honored at the School of Library and Information Science annual hooding ceremony.

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