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School of Library and Information Science

Our name — School of Library and Information Science — only begins to tell our story.  From undergraduate to doctoral degrees, we explore information — where you find it, how you extract it, how you preserve it, how you put it to use.  Traditional libraries are defying tradition and becoming community hubs for information and interaction.  Information management is a key to success in business, industry, government, politics, commerce, education and, well, we could go on.  You could, too.

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Building a stronger community through reading

Building a stronger community through reading

A collaborative effort between the College of Education and the South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy, housed in the College of Information and Communications, is helping one community unify its literacy efforts.

Going global: SLIS connects through the Knowledge School

Going global: SLIS connects through the Knowledge School

For those in the School of Library and Information Science at USC, libraries are not buildings with books — they're communities with the power to connect the world.

SLIS launches Library Scholar Program

SLIS launches Library Scholar Program

The College of Information and Communications and Charleston County School District have established the first cohort in the School of Library and Information Science’s Library Scholar Program. The partnership will work to educate and prepare new school librarians for the district.

WeReadSC

WeReadSC

A $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations is paving the way for the college to enhance literacy throughout South Carolina through WeReadSC.

Alumni Spotlight: Ron Stafford

Alumni Spotlight: Ron Stafford

Ron Stafford may be a recent alumnus, but he’s already applying the lessons he learned at SLIS in his work as a digitization technician. Read more about how Ron’s passion for preservation and information access is making a difference in his community.

SLIS joins the ranks of international information organization

SLIS joins the ranks of international information organization

The School of Library and Information Science is the first — and only — program in South Carolina to be accepted as a member of the iSchools organization, an international consortium of institutions dedicated to the information field.

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