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Big data and writing studies merge at USF colloquium
According to the Computer Sciences Corporation, by 2020, data production will be 44 times greater than it was in 2009. The interpretation and usage of large sets of data is soon to become an integral part of how we receive and process information. The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is ready to embrace this change. On Jan. 24, 2014, the Big Data and Writing Studies Colloquium took place in the Marshall Student Center at the USF Tampa campus.

School of Information to hold lecture on library careers
The University of South Florida School of Information will host a lecture entitled “Practical Pathways in Library Land: Making the Transition from the Classroom to Careers in Cultural Heritage Institutions” at 4 p.m. on April 12, 2013 in the Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room at USF St. Petersburg.

Professor presents at Chinese Academy of Sciences
At the University of South Florida, faculty, students and scholars are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to promote academic exchange across borders.

SI professor elected president of FAME
Cora P. Dunkley, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida School of Information, has been elected president of the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME), the state’s professional organization of school librarians. Her term will begin in 2012.

SI student selected for ALA's Student to Staff Program
A University of South Florida School of Information student was one of 40 students from around the country to be selected for the American Library Association's Student to Staff Program.

Professor emerita wins lifetime achievement award
Henrietta Mays Smith, professor emerita at the University of South Florida School Information, is the winner of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made Monday by the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

USF School of Information attends 2010 Miami Book Fair International
The USF School of Information was represented in the 2010 Miami Book Fair International during Nov. 20-21. SI had a booth at the fair to advertise its degree program and network with alumni.

USF SI attends 2010 FAME Annual Convention
The Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) is the professional organization at the state level for librarians who work in educational settings. FAME’s President, Cecelia Solomon, is a graduate of the University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science program. Last week, school media specialists from all regions of Florida congregated once more for their Annual Conference at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel in Orlando.

USF SI helps launch Project ALFA site
Project ALFA is a partnership between the University of Alabama, the University of South Florida, the Alabama Public Library Service, and the Florida Department of Education Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services. Project ALFA is an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program centered on a philosophy of service to a diverse community. It was designed to do so by providing 30 masters degree fellowships.

USF SI hosts ICPE 2010
On Oct. 20 through Oct. 22, 2010, faculty and students of the School of Information (SI) and University of South Florida administrators welcomed domestic and international presenters at the Second International Conference on Information Capital, Property and Ethics (ICPE).

USF SI faculty present paper at Present Paper at Dublin Core and Metadata Applications Conference
USF School of Information Director Dr. Jim Andrews and LIS Adjunct Denise Shereff are presenting their paper, “The Question about Questions: Is DC a Good Choice to Address the Challenges of Representation of Clinical Research Questions and Value Sets?” with their colleagues Timothy Patrick and Rachel Richesson at the DC-2010 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications Conference.