Find the iSchool at #FLA2016!

FSU iSchool presents at the 2016 Florida Library Association The Plaza Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach, FL   Members of the Florida State University (FSU) School of Information ( FSU iSchool) community will be at the upcoming FLA Conference in Daytona Beach, FL February 29 – March 3, 2016.  The iSchool invites you to stop[…] »

20 Questions with Lorri Mon

What was your first job? I had a newspaper delivery route as a kid. If you were to write a personal memoir, what would you name it? Keep It Moving! My Life on the Road Where did you grow up? Moving around a lot, but mainly Northern California (San Francisco Bay Area) What is your[…] »

FSU iSchool goes to ALISE 2016

  We invite you to join Florida State University’s School of Information (FSU iSchool) at ALISE in Boston from January 5-8, 2016 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel! Here’s where you can find FSU faculty, staff, students and alumni at ALISE:   Tuesday, January 5 6:30pm – 9:00pm Opening Reception/Works in Progress Poster Session —[…] »

20 Questions with Richard Urban

20 Questions with Richard Urban What was your first job? I started as a “Page” at the Ridley Township Public Library when I was 15. I spent so much time there, I figured I should get paid for it. If you were to write a personal memoir, what would you name it?   “Not all[…] »

Tim Tully Leverages MLIS at Brooklyn Public Library

  Recent Master’s in Library and Information Studies graduate, Tim Tully, is busting the librarian stereotype in his role as a Business & Career Librarian with the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) in New York City. Tim’s career as a librarian is lightyears away from the preconceived notion of librarians. On the day-to-day Tim is assisting patrons with career and business[…] »

Micah Vandegrift Champions Open Access Initiatives

  Do you believe that a single person with a piece of advice can change the course of a life? For , his life changed when Dr. Wayne Wiegand suggested he pursue his Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) after Vandegrift was rejected from several doctoral programs. Luckily, the MLIS program had a late summer deadline. He[…] »

Adam Worrall joins University of Alberta Faculty

  Adam Worrall, two-time graduate of Florida State University, has recently accepted a faculty position with the University of Alberta’s School of Library and Information Science. Worrall graduated from the School of Information’s MLIS program in 2008 and pursued his doctorate in Information Studies, graduating in 2014. His research looks at the relationships between information-centric communities,[…] »

Four iSchool Students & Alums Receive ALA Spectrum Scholarship

  In July 2015, four Florida State University iSchool students in the Master’s in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program. were among 60 exceptional students awarded Spectrum Scholarships by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity. ALA’s Spectrum Scholars are selected based on their commitment to diversity, commitment to entering the library profession, demonstrated community outreach, academic ability and achievements[…] »

Meet Elvaro Jimenez: IT Professional & Owner of Isabella’s Pizzeria

IT Alumni Elvaro Jimenez works as an Application Systems Programmer for the FL Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles. By night he slings pizza at Isabella’s Pizzeria as a co-owner of Gaines Street’s newest pizza joint. In 2011, Jimenez graduated from the Information Technology program and has been working with the Dept. of Highway[…] »

Julia Skinner joins Kennesaw State University as Rare Book Curator

  Julia Skinner successfully defended her thesis, Ernestine Rose and the Harlem Public Library: Theory Testing Using Historical Sources on May 29th and accepted a position with Kennesaw State University as a Rare Book Curator shortly after. Skinner received her Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the School of Information. Skinner completed her undergraduate and graduate education at the[…] »