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Expect More Now Available in French (Exigeons de meilleures bibliothèques)

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I am proud to announce the availability of Expect More in French (Exigeons de meilleures bibliothèques). Published under the Creative Commons by Ateliers de [sens public] it is free to download and is also available in print for a small cost. You can access the book here: http://ateliers.sens-public.org/exigeons-de-meilleures-bibliotheques/index.html The translation under the direction of Jean-Michel…

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Germaqn Language Cover of the Expect More Book

German Edition of Expect More Named 2017 Book of the Year

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PASSWORD-Online, the German online magazine, has chosen the German Edition of David Lankes Expect More as the “book of the year 2017.” A very special note of thanks to Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Hobohm and his team of translators. He and his team went well beyond simply translating words, but did an amazing job translating and promotion…

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Website Updating

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I’ve been having some tech problems with my site for a while now (sorry if it has been slow to load). It seems I’ve figured them out, so a lot of changes I made to try and workaround the site (like a new theme with way too big a picture of me on the homepage)…

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The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science is Hiring Four Faculty

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Come join the team at the University of South Carolina changing the world! We are looking for four positions this year. Augusta Baker Chair (https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/21265) The College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina seeks an outstanding candidate to fill the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair in Childhood Literacy, the first academic chair…

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New Design

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Nothing like a misbehaving WordPress theme to motivate a site redesign. The good news is that the site loads a lot faster. I’ll no doubt be tinkering with it a bit, but interested in your comments. All the content and links should be unaffected, but please let me know if you see broken stuff.

Hearst awards major grant to College of Information and Communications

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Hearst awards major grant to College of Information and Communications Posted July 5, 2017 by Rebekah Friedman Photo: Students, faculty and staff participate in South Carolina’s “Read-In” at the State House. The College of Information and Communications has received a $100,000 Hearst Foundations grant to strengthen South Carolina communities through comprehensive literacy efforts. The grant…

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Summer SLIS Update

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Greetings my Friends, Normally summer is a slow period in academia, but not at the School of Library and Information Science. The faculty, students, and staff have been busy moving forward Carolina’s Knowledge School. The big news is that the school’s graduate program in library and information science has been reaccredited by the American Library…

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University of South Carolina LIS Program Re-accredited

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The American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation has granted re-accreditation to the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at the University of South Carolina. The designation, effective for seven years, is held by only 60 programs nationwide. “Having accreditation from the American Library Association not only allows us to continue to serve…

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The Social Responsibility of the Library and the Librarian in a Post-Factual World

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Follett Lecture Featuring David Lankes Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 6:00pm Location: Martin Recital Hall Dr. R. David Lankes, 2016-17 Follett Chair, associate dean of the University of South Carolina’s College of Information and Communications and director of the School of Library and Information Science there, will present the 2017 Follett Lecture, titled “The Social Responsibility of…

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December Update

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[As director of the University of South Carolina School of Information and Library Science I send out a monthly update to faculty, students, alumni, and partners. This month seemed like a good time to sharing them here a well.] It is time for a December update on the school. Today marks the end of the…

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