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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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SLIS becomes School of Information Science

The School of Library and Information Science is now the School of Information Science, following a vote of approval by the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees at an April 24 meeting.

SC Center for Community Literacy creates resource website for parents

Are you looking for local and national resources to engage kids while learning at home? Explore the San Diego Zoo, doodle with Mo Willems, participate in a virtual storytime and hang out with Dr. Seuss.

Graphic novels help teens learn about racism, climate change and social justice – here’s a reading list

Dr. Karen Gavigan says teen activists are making headlines for their social justice advocacy, and it's being reflected in the graphic novels they are reading. Read her article in The Conversation.

Dominion Energy partners with UofSC to 'Sow the Seeds of Reading'

A new partnership between Dominion Energy and the University of South Carolina's literacy outreach program will help teach gardening and nutrition skills to elementary school students in Lexington County.

Librarians could be jailed and fined under a proposed censorship law

Dr. Nicole Cooke believes the law, if enacted, would be a potential threat to information access, intellectual freedom and the freedom to read. Read her article in The Conversation.

Civil Rights series: Augusta Baker leaves legacy in School of Library and Information Science

Storyteller-in-residence sounds like a dream job for some library science students, but for Augusta Baker, it was more than a fairy tale. Baker led a life that saw her overcome all obstacles to become one of the top 100 most important leaders of the 20th century.

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