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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.

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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.

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