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College of Information and Communications

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.


Now streaming: MLIS grad makes herself heard at Sling TV

Sara DeSantis got over her shyness after completing her Master of Library and Information Science degree and with her newfound confidence has been put to the test in her newest role as a content acquisitions specialist at Sling TV.

Carrying on a legacy

For decades, the face of librarianship has been dominated by white females. The iSchool set out this year to help change that imbalance by actively recruiting a more diverse talent pool for its Ph.D. program.

iSchool spotlight: Reflections from our undergraduate alumni

What do a policy analyst for a law and lobbying firm and a technology consultant at Ernst and Young (EY) have in common? ... A deep appreciation for their undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) degree and a love for their alma mater, the University of South Carolina.

Information Security and Intelligence course teaches students about the human side of cybersecurity

What happens when an international bank with customers around the globe has a data breach? Who decides next steps and how to prevent future breaches? The iSchool recently developed a course that helps students learn how organizations answer questions like these.

Applications open for school libraries tenure track faculty

The iSchool invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level to begin August 16, 2023. Candidates with interest and experience in research and pedagogy in school librarianship will be considered.

iSchool names new director

Dr. Lyda McCartin has been selected as the next director of the School of Information Science in USC’s College of Information and Communications. McCartin comes to the university with more than two decades of experience in higher education as a library practitioner, faculty member and department chair.

Teaching tech: Instructor Ryan Rucker brings virtual education to life

With courses that combine data science and strategic planning, our new data and communication master’s degree prepares students to share complex ideas across an organization, and instructor Ryan Rucker is the perfect person to show them how.

Applications open for tenure-track position in data science

The iSchool invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in data science at the assistant professor level to begin August 16, 2023.

Applications open for tenure-track position in public librarianship

The School of Information Science at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin August 16, 2023.

Nicole Cooke to edit a new Critical Cultural Information Studies series for ALA

The American Library Association announced a new book series edited by Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair at the iSchool. The series will launch summer 2023 with the goal of providing a safe and brave space for BIPoC and marginalized authors to explore issues of importance to them.

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