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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 Recognized at 2019 FLA Annual Conference - June 7, 2019
    Every year, the annual FLA (Florida Library Association) conference brings together library professionals from across the state for three days full of learning and fellowship. This year’s event was no different. From May 15 to 17, FSU School of Information (iSchool) students, alumni, and faculty traveled to the conference in Orlando to connect with old [...] »
  • Meet iSchool Alumnus Brandon Tirado - May 29, 2019
    Scoring a job in your dream field after graduation sounds too good to be true, right? For recent iSchool graduate Brandon Tirado, this is a reality. Tirado will start as a Cyber Security Analyst for ReliaQuest this July in Tampa, Florida. He will be responsible for providing analysis and investigation of security-related data, will participate [...] »
  • Alumnus Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award - May 21, 2019
    Joseph Ferris (’04, B.S. Information Studies), a former FSU School of Information adjunct professor and Lead Security Architect at AT&T, received the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) in honor of his volunteerism in the local Tallahassee community. “Coaching and mentoring are my way to give back to the community and honor the people who had [...] »
  • iSchool Alumnus Brings Magic to Central Florida - May 8, 2019
    “Don’t be afraid to dabble,” says FSU iSchool alumnus Brandon Kneeld (B.S. ’09 IT and Meteorology). And dabble he did. Kneeld started out as a Meteorology major before eventually discovering IT was a way to use his passions in a career setting. He now works as a Senior Platform Engineer at Disney Parks, Experiences, and [...] »
  • Best & Brightest Awarded at CCI Honors Recognition Ceremony - April 22, 2019
    FSU’s College of Communication and Information (CCI) honored over 75 exceptional students, faculty, community partners, student organizations, and alumni at the College’s annual Honors Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Friday, April 5, 2019. Family and friends of CCI community members traveled from near and far to gather in Miller Hall for a presentation of awards. [...] »
  • iSchool Alumna Receives Honor from Kentucky Senate for Work with Beecher Terrace Community - April 19, 2019
    Earlier this year Natalie Woods (’14, M.S. Information) was recognized by the Senate of Kentucky for her extraordinary work with Louisville’s Beecher Terrace Community. What used to be government housing is being redeveloped as part of a $29.5 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to transform the public housing complex into a mixed-income, [...] »
  • Chelsea Eagle: iSchool Alumna and Senior Manager of Communications at Walt Disney World - April 12, 2019
    On March 25, 2019, iSchool Alumna Chelsea Eagle (’13 B.S. Information, Communication, and Technology) started a new position as a senior manager of communications at Walt Disney World. Here, Eagle leads a team that partners with stakeholders to “develop and implement communication that both supports the company’s business objectives and engages internal and external audiences,” [...] »
  • Meet Daniel Phelps: iSchool Alumnus and Program Director of Carnegie Mellon’s Information Systems Program in Qatar - April 5, 2019
    In 2007, Daniel Phelps (’97 B.A. Arts and Sciences, ’98, M.S. Information Studies, ’05 Ph.D. Information) moved to Doha, Qatar as part of a two-year contract with SEI/CERT, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center administered by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). While he was there, CMU developed the Information Systems Program at the Qatar campus, which [...] »
  • Learn, Inspire, Engage – a look back at the 6th annual Women in Leadership Conference - March 26, 2019
    The theme says it all: “Learn, Inspire, and Engage.” The recent Women in Leadership conference was designed to deliver on three goals: hosting workshops to “Learn” from industry experts, bringing together a distinguished panel to “Inspire,” and creating an environment to “Engage” with 25 mentors from various industries. For its sixth year, the March 7th event [...] »
  • Five iSchool Alumni Serve on FLA Board of Directors - March 25, 2019
    Keeping with one of the Core Values of their alma mater, five FSU School of Information alumni serve and lead in their profession as members of the Florida Library Association Board of Directors. Five of the eleven members of the Board of Directors earned a degree from FSU: President: Eric Head (’03, M.S. Information Studies) [...] »