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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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  • iSchool Alumnus Travis Earl Tyer Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award - November 2, 2018
    Marquis Who’s Who presented Travis Earl Tyer with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Tyer earned his Master’s degree in Library Science from Florida State University in 1969 and continued at FSU for two additional years for postgraduate work. He would go on to have an impressive career in libraries across the country filling roles like[...] »
  • Katie Ragen: ICT Alumna and Online Business Owner - October 26, 2018
    Katie Ragen graduated from Florida State University with her B.S. in Information, Communication & Technology (ICT) in 2017. Originally from Naples, FL Ragen accepted a full time job directly after graduation and moved to Fort Myers Beach to work in the vacation rental industry. After almost a year of working six days a week growing[...] »
  • Karen Kayir Wilson: iSchool Alumna and Librarian in South Korea - October 16, 2018
    Karen Kayir Wilson graduated in 2012 with her Master’s in Library and Information Science from FSU’s College of Communication & Information. Wilson currently resides in Pyeongtaek, South Korea as a librarian for Osan Middle/High School. Her passion for library sciences have taken her all over the world to places like Germany, Japan, and now South Korea.[...] »
  • Kiersten Denny: iSchool Alumna and Attorney - October 4, 2018
    It’s not often that you come across a lawyer who has their bachelor’s degree in Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT). Florida State University School of Information alumna Kiersten Denny is currently working as an attorney at a company in Tallahassee called F & I Sentinal, LLC, which provides regulatory and industry compliance consulting for finance and[...] »
  • Alumna Elected President of Association of Independent School Librarians - October 1, 2018
    written by Diona Crawford Christina Pommer received her Master of Information degree for Youth Services from Florida State University in 2005.  Before enrolling in FSU’s MLIS program, she worked toward undergraduate degrees in Writing and Political Science from Johns Hopkins University where she enjoyed the project-based learning offered to her disposal. Now, she works as[...] »
  • Darren Raj – iSchool Alumnus and Founder of Agribugs - September 10, 2018
    Darren Raj earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a minor in Computer Science in 2009. The inspiration from a class he took while attending Florida State University mixed with his passion for remote control cars sparked an idea. This idea turned into a company he later founded: AgriBugs. AgriBugs is a drone[...] »
  • Meet Nashieli Marcano: Librarian at Kennesaw State University - September 7, 2018
    Written by Diona Crawford Nashieli Marcano earned her Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University in 2006. While at FSU, she developed the skills to adapt to varying situations, learn new technologies, and gain an in-depth understanding of the diverse scholarly ecosystem. Nashieli had always wanted to be an astronaut[...] »
  • Ciara Hensley: CCI Alumna and Librarian at Valencia College - August 31, 2018
    Ciara Hensley earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Information, Communication and Technology in 2014. Due to her strong interest in the field, she continued to pursue her master’s degree in Library & Information Studies. Graduating in 2017, Ciara moved back to her hometown of Orlando as an Emerging Technology Librarian at Valencia[...] »
  • Richard Basen: IT Alumnus and Program Manager at AT&T - August 30, 2018
    Richard Basen recently graduated from Florida State in 2017 with a B.S. in Information Technology. Previously from Oviedo, Florida, he currently works in Atlanta as a Program Manager for AT&T. Ricky manages the Technology Development Security and Compliance division at AT&T. He is responsible for monitoring the progress of web application vulnerability testing to prevent[...] »
  • Karim Rahmat: Customer Relationship Management Consultant at Tribridge & IT Alumnus - August 8, 2018
    Los Angeles native, Karim Rahmat, graduated from Florida State with a B.S. in Information Technology in 2016. He currently works at Tribridge, a DXC Technology company in Tampa, as a CRM Functional Consultant. “On a day-to-day basis, I work with small to mid-size businesses, focused on gathering business requirements and customizing a CRM solution that[...] »