Meet iSchool alumnus Ben Early: Problem-Solver Extraordinaire

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Meet Ben Early, former CCI HelpDesker and Problem-Solver extraordinaire.  Where did he get these problem-solving skills?  Why, Florida State, of course! Ben attended Florida State University where he earned an undergraduate degree in Information Technology.  His plan was simple: graduate with a Bachelors in IT and go into network engineering and security.  While earning his bachelors, Ben began working[…] »

A Rise in the Ranks: Meet iSchool alumnus: Casey McLaughlin

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People should never underestimate the job they are in; it might just lead to better opportunities.  Case in point:  Casey McLaughlin. While working on his undergraduate IT degree, Casey took a class called “Information Studies Practicum” where all the students were required to work at the Help Desk part-time (for free!). “The Help Desk kicked[…] »

FSU’s First Data Research Librarian: Meet iSchool alumnus Renaine Julian

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Renaine Julian is embarking on brand new terrain, unexplored territory, going boldly where no man has gone before (well.. at least at Florida State!).  Renaine is Florida State’s very first Data Research Librarian, a goal to which he has been working toward for quite some time. A true Nole, Renaine received his Bachelor’s of Science in[…] »

From Libraries to Fires: Meet iSchool alum: Mike Siriwardena

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Libraries by day, and Fire Fighting by night; this is the life that Mike Siriwardena chooses to lead. Mike first started working in Florida State’s Strozier Library in the Collection Maintenance Unit while in his undergrad.  Not content with only performing the daily tasks and projects of his assigned department, Mike spent his free time[…] »

CCI alumni a force in Teach for America movement

Several Florida State University College of Communication & Information (CCI) alumni have recently found themselves taking a detour from their original career paths immediately after graduation.  Instead, they are making two-year commitments to teach in low-income public schools across the nation as a part of the Teach for America (TFA) movement. Countless children throughout the[…] »

Burnett named Director of School of Information

Florida State University’s College of Communication & Information (CCI) has named Dr. Kathleen Burnett as the Director of the School of Information and F. William Summers Professor. She has served as interim director since September 2012 and was selected from an excellent slate of candidates in a national search. “Kathy Burnett is an outstanding researcher[…] »

SLIS Research Spotlight: Dr. Gary Burnett

Dr. Gary Burnett is a Princeton graduate who arrived to the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) with an interest in how different spheres of social communities interact and react, stemming from his PhD in poetry: “The experience of spending so many years with poetry allows me to focus on other kinds of cultural productions[…] »