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    Cocky's Reading Express and a USC student organization install a new Little Free Library.

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.


iSchool hosts annual Deans' and Directors' Lecture and Awards Ceremony

The School of Information Science honored students, faculty and alumni leaders at the 39th Deans' and Directors' Lecture and Awards Ceremony on March 27.

Cocky’s Reading Express and USC student organization team up to provide a Little Free Library

Hyatt Park Elementary received a Little Free Library thanks to the donation and support of the Association of African American Students at USC. The program is part of a new literacy inititave of Cocky's Reading Express.

Tamara Cox: A leader for all

From testifying before the state legislature’s education committee to creating a library refuge that helps kids love books, this 2010 alumna of the iSchool personifies leadership.

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.

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