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.
The School of Information Science at University of South Carolina (the iSchool) invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position starting August
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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UofSC Social Justice Award Winner
Cooke discusses diversity and cultural competence in the library and information science
workforce, in the classroom and in the community
The School of Information Science will support three Spectrum Scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year. These students will also be Augusta Baker Scholars
and the iSchool will match the Spectrum Scholarship’s $5,000, giving each scholar
a total of $10,000 toward their graduate library and information science degree.
Adia Caldwell chose information science because she liked the small classrooms and career versatility the major offered. The
senior has made a mark, both in the iSchool and university-wide. Read more