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[…] »

iSchool Doctoral Alums Find Success at Valdosta State University

Three alumnus of the School of Information doctoral program are finding continued success at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. Dr. Linda Most has been named Department Head for Library and Information Studies in Valdosta State University’s Dewar College of Education and Human Services effective July 1, 2015, after serving as interim in the position[…] »

Join the iSchool at ALA, June 25-30!

FSU iSchool at ALA! The Florida State University (FSU) School of Information iSchool will be in force at the upcoming ALA conference in San Francisco, June 25-30! Visit us at the ALISE/Library & Information Studies Booth (Booth #3532) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. iSchool staff, faculty and students will be stationed at the[…] »

Lieutenant Junior Grade Anthony Micco Leverages an IT Degree at Sea

IT alumnus, Lieutenant Junior Grade Anthony Micco, wrote about his education and career from sea, where he spends his days aboard the USS PREBLE in the United States Navy. In Fall 2012, Micco graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Florida State and a minor in Naval Sciences from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical[…] »

Doc Candidate Amelia Anderson wins Top Poster at FLASHA 2015

Amelia Anderson, doctoral candidate in the School of Information, studies college students with autism and their experiences in libraries. Anderson works with Dr. Nancy Everhart on the Project PALS grant, a program that works to improve information services for rural library patrons who have autism spectrum disorder. In May, Anderson attended the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists[…] »

MLIS Alum, Student Talk Digital Reference Services at 2015 Music Library Association Conference

In February 2015, Sara Nodine and Patrick Fulton presented at the Music Library Association (MLA) 2015 Conference. The duo’s presentation, Letting it Go!: the digital evolution of library outreach, detailed a reference series that was developed to increase awareness of library resources and services. The effort lead to the creative integration of digital reference services into the classroom[…] »

2 iSchool Professors Awarded Tech Fee Money

Each semester, students pay a “tech fee” as a part of their tuition. Some of that money is awarded to projects and ideas that will enhance the lives of students. In the past, tech fee money has gone towards initiatives such as: three SGA tutoring centers, outdoor wi-fi, creation of computer labs, technology-enhanced classrooms and[…] »

Matthew Howard and the Dream Company: Boeing

A few months before graduation in 2012, Matthew Howard made a list that most almost-graduates make. The “dream company” list had a handful of names on it, companies like Apple and Boeing topping the list. Matthew studied Information Technology in the School of Information, a booming field expected to continually grow over the next decade. He[…] »