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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.

Employment Opportunity

The School of Information Science at University of South Carolina (the iSchool) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position starting August 16, 2021.

 


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How libraries can help us make a more perfect union

Civil, honest conversations based on facts and science, history and truth, have long brought people together. And iSchool Director David Lankes believes libraries and schools are the essential social infrastructure to help us find our commonalities once again. Read his column in Publishers Weekly

Applications are open for school library research and teaching fellowship

The School Library Research and Teaching Fellowship Program aims to fund a doctoral student who is committed to development as a school library researcher and educator.

Nicole Cooke named one of UofSC's 2021 Social Justice Award winners

In a field where more than 85 percent of the professionals are white women, Cooke stood out. And that observation inspired her desire to help diversify the field of librarians to make the profession more equitable and better reflective of the communities librarians serve.

Starting the spring semester and bringing light

iSchool Director David Lankes calls on faculty, staff, students and alumni to bring about light by embracing the mission of the school: to bring meaning and justice to communities through information and knowledge.

iSchool 2020 year in review

As 2020 comes to a close, Director David Lankes reflects on the iSchool’s many accomplishments. These include enrollment gains in the BSIS and MLIS programs, as well as new academic programs, faculty positions, public scholarship efforts and more.

iSchool launches scholarship match program to attract top talent

Each year, the American Library Association awards dozens of scholarships to underrepresented students looking to earn a master's degree in library and information science. Now, by matching that $5,000 scholarship, the iSchool is giving students a new reason to enroll.

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