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iSchool hosts 38th Deans' and Directors' Lecture

The School of Information Science honored students, faculty and alumni leaders at the 38th Deans' and Directors' Lecture and awards ceremony on March 16. The keynote speaker was cybersecurity expert Eddie Doyle.

Now streaming: MLIS grad makes herself heard at Sling TV

Sara DeSantis got over her shyness after completing her Master of Library and Information Science degree and with her newfound confidence has been put to the test in her newest role as a content acquisitions specialist at Sling TV.

Carrying on a legacy

For decades, the face of librarianship has been dominated by white females. The iSchool set out this year to help change that imbalance by actively recruiting a more diverse talent pool for its Ph.D. program.

iSchool spotlight: Reflections from our undergraduate alumni

What do a policy analyst for a law and lobbying firm and a technology consultant at Ernst and Young (EY) have in common? ... A deep appreciation for their undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) degree and a love for their alma mater, the University of South Carolina.

Information Security and Intelligence course teaches students about the human side of cybersecurity

What happens when an international bank with customers around the globe has a data breach? Who decides next steps and how to prevent future breaches? The iSchool recently developed a course that helps students learn how organizations answer questions like these.

Applications open for school libraries tenure track faculty

The iSchool invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level to begin August 16, 2023. Candidates with interest and experience in research and pedagogy in school librarianship will be considered.

iSchool names new director

Dr. Lyda McCartin has been selected as the next director of the School of Information Science in USC’s College of Information and Communications. McCartin comes to the university with more than two decades of experience in higher education as a library practitioner, faculty member and department chair.

Teaching tech: Instructor Ryan Rucker brings virtual education to life

With courses that combine data science and strategic planning, our new data and communication master’s degree prepares students to share complex ideas across an organization, and instructor Ryan Rucker is the perfect person to show them how.

Applications open for tenure-track position in data science

The iSchool invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in data science at the assistant professor level to begin August 16, 2023.

Applications open for tenure-track position in public librarianship

The School of Information Science at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin August 16, 2023.

Nicole Cooke to edit a new Critical Cultural Information Studies series for ALA

The American Library Association announced a new book series edited by Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair at the iSchool. The series will launch summer 2023 with the goal of providing a safe and brave space for BIPoC and marginalized authors to explore issues of importance to them.

iSchool hosts International Association of School Librarianship Hybrid Conference

The 2022 International Association of School Librarianship Conference and Research Forum brought together 200 scholars and practitioners representing more than 40 countries.

Alumni Spotlight: Arlington Johnson

Arlington Johnson used his bachelor's in information science from South Carolina in 2020 to get his career off the ground — first as a flight instructor for Auburn University and soon as a pilot for Envoy Air in.

Alumna selected as 2022-24 RBS-Mellon Cultural Heritage Fellow

Patrice Green, MLIS alumna and curator for African American collections at Penn State University Libraries, has been selected as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Heritage by the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Green joins the cohort of 15 fellows chosen from a highly competitive field of applications.

Recapping the iSchool 50th Anniversary Celebration

The School of Information Science celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 30 with a keynote address by former NASA Chief Charles Bolden, Jr. We've recapped it here in video and photos.

Former NASA chief Charles F. Bolden Jr. to headline School of Information Science anniversary celebration

The former astronaut and NASA administrator Bolden, whose mother was a barrier-breaking school librarian and library educator, will give the keynote address on Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. in the Russell House Ballroom.

2022 Augusta Baker Lecture to be delivered by Jeanie Austin

The iSchool will host the 2022 Augusta Baker Lecture on April 22 at 6 p.m. in conjunction with Richland Library's Baker's Dozen Storytelling Festival. This year's lecture will be delivered by Jeanie Austin, focusing on their new ALA Neal-Schuman book, Library Services and Incarceration: Recognizing Barriers, Strengthening Access.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the School of Information Science

You’re invited! Save the date for our 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 30, featuring keynote speaker Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr.

Student Spotlight: Serena Harn

Meet Serena Harn, an award-winning information science student, who said she chose this area of study because there was an "entire school designed just for my major!"

iSchool hosts annual Deans' and Directors' Lecture

The School of Information Science honored students, faculty and alumni leaders at the 37th Deans' and Directors' Lecture and Awards ceremony on March 18.

Decorated beyond measure

The first thing that jumps off the page when you scan Ida Williams Thompson's resumè is the copious list of awards she has won. Read how this iSchool alumna went from an aspiring medical student to an award-winning librarian.

iSchool professor wins international award

Amir Karami received the Healthcare Young Investigator Award in recognition of excellence in the field of health care systems, industry, technology, policy and regulation.

Student Spotlight: Evelyn Padilla

Meet Evelyn Padilla, a freshman who was so intrigued by the subject matter of an introductory course that she changed her major and now hopes to eventually teach it herself.

Student Spotlight: Kari Eddie

Junior NaKari Eddie's hobbies and interests helped him select his major and minor at UofSC. Learn more about this information science student in this iSchool spotlight.

Student Spotlight: Riley Lankes

How do international relations and information science relate? Informatics minor Riley Lankes says they intersect in finding ways to combat misinformation and disinformation, which are becoming important issues in international relations. Read more about Lankes in this informatics student spotlight.


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