Student News

  • Alumna Publishes Book “The African American Struggle for Library Equality” - September 27, 2019
    Three-time FSU School of Information alumna, Aisha M. Johnson-Jones, PhD, has committed her life to researching African American and southern public library history. Her book, The African American Struggle for Library Equality: The Untold Story of the Julis Rosenwald Fund Library Program, is the culmination of years of hard work and research, revealing “a new ...
  • Meet ICT Alumna Tatyana Smith - August 12, 2019
    Tallahassee native Tatyana Smith (’17 B.S. Information, Communication, and Technology) is no stranger to adventure and hard work. “I never knew what I wanted to do growing up–I just knew I didn’t want to be sitting beside a desk staring at a computer screen,” she says. After graduation, Smith moved to Reno, Nevada where she ...
  • Christy Chatmon Receives ISACA Academic Leadership Award - August 6, 2019
    Christy Chatmon, an instructor and doctoral student in FSU’s School of Information, is the recipient of the Academic Leadership Award from ISACA Tallahassee’s SheLeadsTech. “For demonstrating exceptional academic leadership within the community,” ISACA Tallahassee presented the award to Chatmon at their July meeting. “Receiving this recognition is a great encouragement and motivation,” Chatmon says. “Programs ...
  • Showing Out for Summer – Meet Kallayah Henderson - July 29, 2019
    Meet Kallayah Henderson, an upcoming senior majoring in Information, Communication, and Technology with a minor in Computer Science. She has been spending her summer working as a Fellow for Station1 Frontiers in Boston, Massachusetts. Her fellowship includes a research opportunity, coursework through MIT, and an internship in the technology industry with HodlPal, a start-up social ...
  • Kristie Escobar selected for YALSA’s Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award - July 18, 2019
    Kristie Escobar, a third-year doctoral student at FSU’s School of Information, was awarded the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award. This new award was established by YALSA in 2018 and aims to encourage research on teens, learning, and libraries that aligns with YALSA’s National Research Agenda and/or investigates any aspect of ...
  • Charles McClure Wins Kilgour Research Award - July 9, 2019
    Dr. Charles McClure, Francis Eppes Professor of Information Studies at FSU’s School of Information, is the recipient of the 2019 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The award is sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), and was presented to McClure at the ALA Annual Conference ...
  • Emily Lee Named One of Tallahassee’s Top 20 Under 40 - July 3, 2019
    Meet Emily Lee (’18 B.S. Media/Communication Studies and B.S. Information Technology), one of the youngest recipients of the Golden A.C.E. Award as one of Tallahassee’s top 20 under 40. Lee graduated just last year and is already making strides in her career. She currently works as a Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Programs Coordinator at the ...
  • 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 ...
  • STARS Alliance Boosts Women & Minority Participation in IT - June 5, 2019
    Dr. Larry Dennis, Dean of FSU College of Communication and Information (CCI), spoke to Florida Trend earlier this year about expanding the appeal of IT to women and minorities. These groups made up fifteen percent of students in FSU’s IT programs ten years ago–that number has grown to fifty percent. Initiatives of FSU’s STARS Alliance have had ...
  • 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 ...