Why Florida’s iSchool?

Award-Winning Faculty

Drs. Everhart, Latham, Gross, and Swaine at the American Association of School Librarians conference in Minneapolis.
Drs. Everhart, Latham, Gross, and Swaine at the American Association of School Librarians conference in Minneapolis – October 2011.

Learn success skills from key leaders in national organizations, industry-experienced professionals, and nationally-recognized researchers. Our dynamic faculty has extensive professional visibility: speaking at professional conferences, writing for scholarly publications, conducting significant theoretical and applied research, and serving in elected professional offices. These activities translate directly into a rich, intellectual environment with expanding opportunities for graduates. The School’s research centers and institutes have outstanding national reputations for contributions to the field. Learn more about our outstanding faculty.

Prepare for Your Career

    • Develop professionally with your peers:
      The School has several undergraduate and graduate professional organizations, from the American Library Association (ALA) to the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
    • Collaborate in a dynamic environment:
      In collaboration with faculty and colleagues, doctoral students embrace the interdisciplinary nature of Library and Information Studies (LIS) by employing a wide range of research methods. A dynamic and collaborative atmosphere supports innovative and critical thinking. Faculty and students address cutting-edge research topics and develop funding and publishing opportunities together. Learn more about student research.
    • Gain Exposure to Research Journals:
      Faculty at the School of Information have served as editors of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) and the Digital Heritage section of Museum Management and Curatorship. The founding editor and current associate editor of Government Information Quarterly, Charles R. McClure, is on faculty at the School.

State-of-the-Art Technology and Facilities

    • Learn in Cutting-edge Labs:
      Facilities are available for hands-on learning in Media Production, 3D Video, Health Informatics, Networking/Security, as well as a Server Classroom.
    • The Goldstein Library:
      The School is home to 1 of only 6 libraries in the U.S. that uniquely serves a Library and Information Studies program and is housed within the facility. Learn more about Goldstein Library.
    • A Dedicated IT Help Desk:
      The CCI Help Desk is housed within the Shores Building and offers support for students of the School, access to free software, and internship experiences to gain professional experience working in IT support services.

Our Students Excel

Recent iSchool alumna Dr. Lauren Mandel and Doctoral Candidate Nicole Alemanne with their best paper award at iConference 2012.

School of Information doctoral candidate Nicole Alemanne, along with recent Ph.D. alumna Lauren Mandel and Francis Eppes Professor Charles R. McClure, presented a paper at the 2012 iConference held in Toronto, Canada, titled “Rural anchor institution broadband connectivity: Enablers and barriers to adoption,” where it was awarded the 2012 iConference Best Paper. The Habitat Tracker faculty/student team won two awards at DigiTech 2012: the Excellence for Software System Award and the Campus Choice Award. Learn more about student research and awards, and read the latest student news.

Florida’s Only iSchool

FSU has become one of the international leaders in the iSchool movement by examining the critical relationships between people, information, and technology. In keeping with the iSchool philosophy, our Library and Information Studies, School Media, Information Technology, and Information Communication and Technology programs emphasize professions and activities which help others use and manage information in an age when information is a vital part of everyone’s lives.