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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 Alumna is a Candidate for American Library Association Council - March 14, 2019
    FSU CCI Leadership Board member and School of Information alumna Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer is a candidate for the American Library Association (ALA) Council. “It has long been a dream of mine to be a member of ALA Council,” says Kathleen. “The opportunity to influence the direction of ALA, as well as to weigh in on matters of social [...] »
  • iSchool Alumnus Named Belmont Forum Human Dimensions Champion - March 14, 2019
    Wade Bishop, Associate Professor for the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, has been named the 2018-19 Human Dimensions Champion for Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures & Data Management. Bishop (’10, Ph.D. Library & Information Studies) has been able to present research at destinations such as Botswana for International Data Week, as well as Australia for the International [...] »
  • iSchool Alumna Promoted at Battelle Memorial Institute - March 12, 2019
    iSchool alumna Abigail Goehring (’15, M.S. Information) has recently been promoted to Librarian 2 at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. As one of the world’s largest non-profit independent research and development institutions, Battelle is committed to driving innovation and discovery. “Our work crosses all aspects of scientific research, from national security to agribusiness to national [...] »
  • Patric Holly: iSchool Alumnus and Electronic Health Record Coordinator - March 12, 2019
    Patric Holly (’11, B.S. Information Technology) is the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Coordinator at Aledade, Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland. For those unfamiliar, an EHR is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart and are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. As the EHR Coordinator, Holly is responsible [...] »
  • iSchool Alumnus Recipient of Prestigious GreyNet Award - March 11, 2019
    Florida State University Ph.D. recipient Plato Smith (’14, Ph.D. Information) has been chosen as the recipient of the 2019 GreyNet Award. This award from GreyNet International seeks to acknowledge outstanding achievements in the field of grey literature, a field in library and information science that deals with production, distribution, and access to multiple document types [...] »
  • Christie Koontz Travels World to Teach Marketing to Librarians - March 1, 2019
    When most people think of common requirements of librarians, a base knowledge of marketing isn’t usually on the list. However, Christie Koontz (’90 Ph.D. Information Studies) is passionate about improving libraries and their ability to serve their communities. Dr. Koontz has served the last twenty years of her career in the International Federation of Library [...] »
  • Bianca Spurlock selected as 2019 AASL Emerging Leader - March 1, 2019
    Bianca Spurlock has been selected as one of two participants sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2019 Emerging Leaders program. Spurlock earned her Master of Library and Information Science from Florida State University in 2015, and is currently a school librarian at St. Catherine’s School in [...] »
  • Joshua Cartwright: iSchool Alumnus and Professional Supercross Racer - January 31, 2019
    Joshua Cartwright (’18, B.S. Information Technology) was gifted a motorcycle at the age of three by his parents, but they never would have dreamed he would one day race Motocross and Supercross professionally. Cartwright’s accomplishments include competing and winning the 2004 AZ Open National Championship (50cc, 7-8), the 2009 GNCC National Championship (85cc, 12-13), 2013 [...] »
  • Tremaine Grant: iSchool Alumnus and Co-Founder of BULK Fitness App - January 17, 2019
    Tremaine Grant (’13, B.S. Information Technology) is the co-founder of BULK, a fitness app designed for gaining healthy weight and building muscle through customized workout and meal plans. The app boasts 31,000+ users across 140 countries and accesses a unique niche in the health community. “This is the total opposite of what the majority of [...] »
  • Melissa Carlton: iSchool Alumna and Computer Science Professor - January 15, 2019
    Melissa Carlton graduated from the School of Information in 2008 with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and has recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Houston Baptist University College of Engineering in Houston, Texas. After graduating from FSU, Carlton went on to receive her PhD in Information Systems [...] »