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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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Pew Research Center speaker to deliver annual lecture

Pew Research Center speaker to deliver annual lecture

What does current research tell us about public trust in libraries and news organizations? Lee Rainie from Pew Research Center will explore that question and others in the 2018 Deans’ and Directors’ Lecture on April 26.

Libraries evolving with times

Libraries evolving with times

“Nostalgia is the biggest enemy of libraries today,” says Dr. David Lankes. In this interview with Columbia Business Monthly, he discusses the shift in identity and the challenges libraries face as they try to tailor their services to individual communities.

Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Stevens

Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Stevens

Ashley Stevens, MLIS ’11, manages the emerging archival program at the Historic Ford Estates in Michigan. Read about how her degree from the CIC equipped her to preserve collections from one of America’s most famous industrialists.

Faculty Focus: Lucy Santos Green

Faculty Focus: Lucy Santos Green

She got her start as a music teacher, but quickly realized that it was school librarians who had the potential to make the biggest impact on students. Now, she’s training the next generation of school librarians to go out and do that.

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.

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