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    Beyond books

    Libraries adapt to enrich their communities by providing equitable access to information, resources and connection.

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.

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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.

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.

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