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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 Spotlight: Alex Chambers

Associate professor Vanessa Kitzie catches up with Alex Chambers near where he now works as a product consultant for Deloitte. They talked about his decision to pursue an information science degree, his time at the University of South Carolina, and what he’s up to now in his new career.

iSchool celebrates graduates with spring hooding

The School of Information Science held its spring hooding ceremony for the largest undergraduate class since the major began, along with a large class of Master of Library and Information Science students and one doctoral graduate.

iSchool hosts Augusta Baker Lecture featuring Renée Watson

The fourth annual Augusta Baker Lecture was held at Richland Library Main on April 21. Critically acclaimed author Renée Watson read excerpts of her writing and discussed her work with Nicole Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair in the School of Information Science at USC.

Leadership award winner hopes her success helps others

Ethena Inez Lighty has left her mark on the Carolina and Columbia communities through her dedication to leadership and service.

Award-winning author headlines the 2023 Augusta Baker Lecture

Renée Watson, recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Newbery Honor for the young adult novel, Piecing Me Together, will be the keynote speaker for the Augusta Baker Lecture, April 21.

iSchool Spotlight: Reflections from our undergraduate alumni

What do a client case representative and an IT tech from two different cities (Charlotte and Charleston) have in common? Something that they wish they did not…

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.

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