USF iSchool News

LIS Students win scholarships

Nine students enrolled in the iSchool's LIS program have been awarded scholarships.  Winners of the H.W. Wilson scholarship include Claudia Le, Gregory Forgnone, Leslie Walbolt, and Scott Perry. The winners of the Patricia Andrew Cone scholarship are Brenda Turnage, Anna Binder, and Ashley Kennedy. The winners of the Johnie Key Thompson scholarship are Gretchen Dreimiller and Sarah Korb. Congratulations to our outstanding scholars!

Dr. Loni Hagen wins award


Dr. Loni Hagen and her collaborators received the best management paper award at the digital government conference 2019 in Dubai.


USF iSchool faculty member Diane Austin elected to FAME Board of Directors.

USF iSchool faculty member Diane Austin elected to FAME Board of Directors as a representative from District 4.


Kathleen de la Peña McCook wins the 2019 Joseph W. Lippincott Award

Kathleen de la Peña McCook, distinguished university professor at the University of South Florida School of Information, is the winner of the 2019 Joseph W. Lippincott Award, presented by ALA for distinguished service to the profession. Letters of support called McCook “an extraordinary mentor and role model to countless students,” “visionary,” “inspirational,” “selfless,” “a risk taker, a political force, a fighter in the trenches.” 0ne writer dubbed her “the People’s Librarian” because of her focus on the “library’s user community and society at large, and students.” Read about it here.


USFSI hosted National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency event

The School of Information invited members of the USF community to meet with employees of NGA, one of the largest agencies in the Intelligence Community. Students heard about their backgrounds and career paths, why they think it’s a great place to work, and how they would be able to fit in at an intelligence agency.  

BIS Students Collaborate with Tampa Bay Lightning


Students from Dr. John Sullivan's Project Management Experience class met with representatives from the Tampa Bay Lightning Organization to present their final project on November 14, 2018. This experiential learning course examines how organizations manage strategic projects in a real world setting and students enrolled during the Fall 2018 semester were able to immerse themselves into some of the franchise's daily operations. "You told us something we were aware of, and put it in a context that we were not aware of. That’s good," said Adam Lawson, Manager of Inside Sales for the Lightning.