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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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Alumni Spotlight

  • iSchool PhD grads awarded Frances Henne Research Grant - March 20, 2018
    Amelia Anderson, a Postdoctoral Scholar in FSU’s School of Information, and Abigail Phillips, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University, both earned their Ph.D. in Information Studies from FSU’s School of Information. In February, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2018 Frances[...] »
  • Michael Bane: Innovator of Hip Hop and iSchool Alum - March 12, 2018
    Tallahassee native, Michael Bane, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology at FSU’s iSchool back in 2010 . Since then, he has used both his knowledge in technology and passion in music in his every day life. He now lives in Nashville, TN, working as a Systems Support Engineer for LifeWay Christian Resources. “I work[...] »
  • FSUshadow Leading Seminoles to Employment - January 26, 2018
    Desireé Williams began shadowing at The Florida Auditor General through FSUshadow in the Fall of 2016 as an iSchool student. Here she was able to get a look at the day-to-day happenings in an IT department. “It was great to see several concepts that are taught in the classroom actually being used in the workplace.”[...] »
  • 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[...] »