Alumni-Produced Documentary Celebrates Strength of Survivors Following Hurricane Maria

On September 8, 2019, almost two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, Mariana Pa’Lante premiered at the Askew Student Life Center. The documentary was directed by Xabier Climent (’18 M.S. Public Interest Media Communication) and Aaron Kudja (’18, B.S. Digital Media Production). They intended to highlight the story of one rural …

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Alumna Publishes Book “The African American Struggle for Library Equality”

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 …

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iSchool Alumna Accepts New Position

Over the summer, iSchool alumna Beth Jones made the move from Milledgeville, GA to Swainsboro to begin her new position as the Library Director for East Georgia State College. She was previously the Reference and Instruction Librarian for Georgia Military College. For Jones, there seems to be no typical day in the office. The best …

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FSU iSchool Attends ALISE 2019 Conference

FSU School of Information faculty, students, and alumni are attending the ALISE 2019 Conference September 24 to 26 in Knoxville, Tennessee. ALISE, the Association for Library and Information Science Education, is an international leader for innovative and high-quality research, teaching, and service for educators and scholars in library and information science and cognate disciplines. A …

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From On-Air to Online: Digital Producer Krista Witiak Introduces New Wave of News Media

“No one really knows where local news is going to be in 5-10 years,” says Krista Witiak, a recent graduate of the School of Communication. She currently works as a digital reporter and producer for FOX21 in Colorado Springs. Her day-to-day job includes finding stories to report, setting up interviews, filming b-roll, editing film packages, …

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iSchool Alumna Sheds Light on Instructional Design

When most people think of rehabilitation, their first thoughts may include the words “physical” or “occupational,” but certainly not “vocational.” For iSchool alumna Lea Ann Gates (M.S. ’07 Information Studies) vocational rehabilitation plays a huge part in her job. Vocational rehabilitation is the process of helping people with disabilities find and maintain employment. “This is …

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Meet Comm Alumna Celia Mott

“I’ve discovered that when your job is your passion, there’s no turn off button. You will continue to push yourself and explore new opportunities, even in your free time,” says Comm School alumna Celia Mott (’14 Media Communication Studies). While at FSU, Mott discovered her passion for communication and marketing. “I always knew I wanted …

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