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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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Faculty Focus:  Amir Karami

Faculty Focus: Amir Karami

With a mind for business and research but a heart for teaching, Dr. Amir Karami has found a job that allows him to tap into all of his interests — and his work is influencing how researchers are exploring big data to make even bigger discoveries.

Bryan's donations provide opportunities for current students

Bryan's donations provide opportunities for current students

Jack Bryan credits his degree from the then-College of Librarianship for making his long career in public service possible and hopes that by giving back he can empower others to do the same.

SLIS professors receive highly competitive grants

SLIS professors receive highly competitive grants

The Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded Vanessa Kitzie and Jennifer Arns, faculty in the School of Library and Information Science, grants for research focused on public libraries and their effect on local communities.

Father and son: A freshman steps up to help his dad

Father and son: A freshman steps up to help his dad

David Lankes, director of the university’s School of Library and Information Science, was diagnosed this past fall with lymphoma, his third bout with the cancer of the immune system. Help is on the way in the form of a bone marrow transplant from his son Riley, a freshman at Carolina.

Connecting people and information

Connecting people and information

People become empowered when they have an understanding of information. That idea is what drove Dr. Elise Lewis to become an information science professor. Now, she's recruiting the next generation of data analysts and information architects.

Alumna Susan Elofson reflects on lessons learned

Alumna Susan Elofson reflects on lessons learned

During her time in the MLIS program, Susan (Altman) Elofson says the lessons she learned from her internships, professors and classmates helped prepare her for her current job as school librarian at Eau Claire High School. Read more about her experience at SLIS and how she’s making a difference in her students’ lives.

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