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
Student spotlight: Alyssa Bunting
Senior Alyssa Bunting is someone you should know around Davis College. Armed with a passion for research, an interest in the intersections of information science and geography and more than a few scholarships and awards to her name, Bunting brings a lot to the iSchool community.
RCLC Albers Fellow shares research on social justice in graphic novels
Thanks to a Carnegie Whitney grant from the American Library Association, Karen Gavigan has created a website for librarians looking to use graphic novels as a means of fostering meaningful discussion on social justice issues with young adults.
David Lankes awarded Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award
David Lankes, iSchool director, was recognized for his 30 years of visionary leadership in reference services; for his national leadership in virtual reference; for his ongoing work in expanding reference services to build stronger communities; and for his excellence as a scholar.
Student spotlight: Anntwanette "Netty" Sulton
As a child, Anntwanette “Netty” Sultan volunteered at libraries with the goal of one day working in one. Now in her final year as an information science student at the University of South Carolina, she’s one step closer to turning that dream into reality.
What we miss about misinformation: Q&A with Dr. Nicole Cooke
Library Journal caught up with Cooke to discuss what librarians need to know about how misinformation and disinformation work in the modern era and how they can be combated effectively.
Researchers to help LGBTQIA+ populations navigate barriers to health information
Health disparities are common in LGBTQIA+ populations, in part because discrimination makes health information harder to come by. Over the next two years, a team of researchers from the School of Information Science and Arnold School of Public Health will collaborate to recruit, learn from and develop specialized training for LGBTQIA+ community health workers.
iSchool Social Impact Committee and Diversity Leadership Group hosts discussion on Caste by Isabella Wilkerson
As part of this semester's equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice programming, the iSchool Social Impact Committee and Diversity Leadership Group hosted a discussion on Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. The discussion was led by iSchool alumnus Gerald Moore.
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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