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Leading for the Greater Good

The School of Information is proud that in its almost 60-year history, it has produced graduates and attracted faculty who provide significant leadership to the field of Information Studies and more recently in Information Technology as well. FSU’s School of Information retains its commitment to preparing outstanding leaders for information professions by examining the most important issues of the information age and helping make sense of the connections between people, information, and technology. In doing so, it maintains a respect for the knowledge and traditions of the past, while it continues to explore new ways to educate information professionals–enabling individuals and organizations to use information effectively.

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Elaine Howard, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations & Outreach
Phone:  (850) 644-8125
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Alumni Spotlight

  • iSchool alumni release book about Palm Beach County libraries - November 29, 2017
    A newly released book about Palm Beach County’s libraries was written by a variety of library professionals and historians. 4 of the authors of the book are either alumni or students of Florida State University’s iSchool. All of them receiving or seeking a Master’s in Library and Information Studies. Janet M. DeVries, Graham Brunk, Ginger Pedersen and Shellie Labell[...] »
  • iSchool alumna receives national research award - November 27, 2017
    Florida State University iSchool alumna Dania Bilal receives an international award for her research on children’s cognitive and affective information behavior in using and interacting with information retrieval systems. She earned her Bachelor’s in Information Science/ Studies and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from FSU. She will be honored with her award later this month by the Association[...] »
  • Lorraine Summers, iSchool alumna, passes away - November 20, 2017
    iSchool alumna Lorraine Summers died at age 70 on November 14th, 2017. Summers passed away while in Tallahassee, FL. Summers grew up in Keystone Heights, Florida. She got her Bachelor’s in history and library science, as well as a Master’s in library science from Florida State University. Summers also served on the FSU CCI Leadership[...] »
  • Meet Wendi Cannon, FSU alumna and College of Medicine Director of IT - November 17, 2017
      The Basics Name:  Wendi Cannon (Sharpe) Degree: Bachelor’s in Information Studies Graduation Year: 2000 Hometown: Jupiter, FL Current City: Tallahassee, FL Job: FSU College of Medicine Director of Information Technology   Meet Wendi Who do you admire and why? Melinda Gates because she’s just cool. Former IT professional, mom, wife, philanthropist. What Jeopardy category could you clear,[...] »
  • Meet Postdoctoral Fellow Abigail Phillips - October 11, 2017
    The Basics Name: Abigail Phillips Degree: Doctorate in Information Studies Graduation Year: 2016 Hometown: Leesburg, GA Current City: Logan, Utah Job: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University Meet Abigail Who do you admire and why? I’ve had wonderful mentors throughout my professional and academic career. But more than anyone else I[...] »
  • Alumna Rachel Besara Joins MSU as Associate Dean of Library Services - July 26, 2017
  • Meet Roger Croix Newson, Dad & Database Engineer - June 22, 2017
    Meet Roger Croix Newson, alumnus of the Information Technology program and Senior Database Engineer at Massey Services. The Basics Name: Roger Croix Newson Degree: Information Technology Hometown: Fort Pierce, FL Current City: Orlando, FL Job: Senior Database Engineer at Massey Services Meet Roger Who do you admire and why? Elon Musk. He disrupts every market he touches. Everything he is or has[...] »
  • Meet Jermaine Washington Jr., Graduate from the iSchool - June 20, 2017
    Meet Jermaine Washington Jr., an alumnus of Florida State University’s iSchool with a B.S. in Information Technology The Basics Name: Jermaine Washington Jr. Degree: Information Technology Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Current City: Atlanta, GA Job: Software Developer, State Farm Meet Jermaine Who do you admire and why? The person I admire the most is my mother because she is a very kindhearted[...] »
  • The Legacy of Marc and Carol Gill - June 9, 2017
  • Meet Two Time CCI Grad Ashley Rutstein - June 1, 2017
    Meet Ashley Rutstein, B.A. in Information, Communication and Technology and M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communication graduate from Florida State University   Name: Ashely Rutstein Degree: Bachelor’s in Information, Communication and Technology. Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communication Hometown: Cabot, Arkansas Current City: Denver, CO Job: Copywriter at LRXD and Owner of Apparently Ashley Meet Ashley Who do you admire and why? All[...] »