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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.

Student Spotlight: Nick Vera

Student Spotlight: Nick Vera

Nick Vera is a first-year Ph.D. student in the School of Library and Information Science at the College of Information and Communications. Learn more about Nick and his experience in SLIS.

Faculty Focus: Dick Kawooya

Faculty Focus: Dick Kawooya

How do laws influence access to information? Do they enhance knowledge creation or limit it? Can legal interpretation create information barriers for specific groups or populations? These are questions that Dr. Dick Kawooya explores in his research.

Lecture explores public trust in libraries, journalism

Lecture explores public trust in libraries, journalism

How is trust in media evolving, and is that trend spreading into the public’s perception of libraries? Lee Rainie with Pew Research Center shared research on these questions and others at the Deans' and Directors' Lecture.

Putting theory into practice

Putting theory into practice

While some classes test students’ progress with exams, undergraduate students in this course had the chance to showcase everything they learned in the spring semester by developing real-world implementation plans for local businesses and nonprofits.

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.

SLIS launches Library Scholar Program

SLIS launches Library Scholar Program

The College of Information and Communications and Charleston County School District have established the first cohort in the School of Library and Information Science’s Library Scholar Program. The partnership will work to educate and prepare new school librarians for the district.

WeReadSC

WeReadSC

A $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations is paving the way for the college to enhance literacy throughout South Carolina through WeReadSC.

Alumni Spotlight: Ron Stafford

Alumni Spotlight: Ron Stafford

Ron Stafford may be a recent alumnus, but he’s already applying the lessons he learned at SLIS in his work as a digitization technician. Read more about how Ron’s passion for preservation and information access is making a difference in his community.

SLIS joins the ranks of international information organization

SLIS joins the ranks of international information organization

The School of Library and Information Science is the first — and only — program in South Carolina to be accepted as a member of the iSchools organization, an international consortium of institutions dedicated to the information field.

Information Science students present undergraduate research

Information Science students present undergraduate research

Cell phone electromagnetic radiation, transgender acceptance in the south and whole body donors in South Carolina are just a few of the research projects presented at the annual Discovery Day.

SLIS hosts nationwide meeting of libraries and LIS educators

SLIS hosts nationwide meeting of libraries and LIS educators

Participants met to brainstorm ways to attract the best people into librarianship and to give them the skills needed to serve their communities.

Two Carolina students explore the growing world of information science

Two Carolina students explore the growing world of information science

If you speak with LeAnne Davison and Tavashia Berry, you will learn that they are two students with very different backgrounds and career paths. Despite this, they are among 47 students drawn to the information science major offered by the School of Library and Information Science.

Literacy leaders honored

Literacy leaders honored

The 11th Annual Literacy Leaders awards were presented to individuals and organizations who developed and implemented innovative and creative approaches to literacy education in South Carolina.

Get ready for a Cocky weekend

Get ready for a Cocky weekend

On Sept. 15, a 6-foot-5, 773-pound bronze statue of the beloved mascot will be dedicated in front of Davis College. Cocky is seated on a bench, with one hand raised high with a spurs-up sign.

Kim Jeffcoat: A literacy icon

Kim Jeffcoat: A literacy icon

Kim Jeffcoat is a woman of many acronyms: SCCCBL, CRE, SLIS, and CIC. But all these letters simply spell out what she’s been promoting for at least the past seven years: literacy.

Flood researchers need survey participants

Flood researchers need survey participants

Were you impacted by the catastrophic flooding that hit the Midlands in October 2015 or Hurricane Matthew last November? If so, faculty examining the role played by public libraries and how community members accessed needed information invite you to take a short survey.

 

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