iSchool Faculty Publish Study on How Parenting Information is Shared Online

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FSU School of Information (iSchool) faculty published a new research paper titled “How do mothers exchange parenting-related information in online communities? A Metasynthesis.” The paper has been accepted for publication in Computers in Human Behavior, a journal focused on the use of computers from a psychological perspective. “This study helped us better understand how mothers …

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Joseph Gaskin Receives 2020 ALA Spectrum Scholarship

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This story was written by Kaelen Birkholz, School of Information graduate assistant. A student in the Master of Science in Information program, Joseph Gaskin, was awarded the 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship. The ALA provides scholarships to exceptional students pursuing a graduate degree and leadership positions within the field of Information. This year, …

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Aaron Redda: iSchool Success Story

Aaron Redda (’20, M.S. Information Technology) is the definition of an iSchool success. On his many list of achievements, Redda was named the youngest member to serve on the FAMU NAA-Leon County Executive Board, as its fundraising chair earlier this month. He also received the Jacqueline D. Montgomery Scholarship in Information Studies and a national …

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Rankin Awarded for Diversity and Inclusion Work in Computing

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FSU School of Information Assistant Professor Yolanda Rankin presented two papers at the 2020 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). For these two papers, Rankin has received three awards to honor her contributions. CSCW is renowned as a leading event for research in the mechanics and implementation of technology in ways …

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iSchool Alumna Publishes Book: “Guidance for Librarians Transitioning to a New Environment”

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Sara Duff (’09, M.S. Library and Information Studies) and co-author Tina Buck are publishing their first book together, “Guidance for Librarians Transitioning to a New Environment.” The book aims to break down the myth that it is impossible for librarians to transition between library types throughout their career. Duff was a librarian for Gulf Coast …

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iSchool Participates in ASIS&T Virtual Conference

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FSU School of Information (iSchool) faculty and alumni are virtually participating in this year’s 83rd annual ASIS&T conference from October 22 to November 1, 2020. The Association for Information Science and Technology, or ASIS&T, prides itself on being the premier professional association dedicated to putting information science research into practice. Members specialize in various fields, …

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iSchool Ph.D. Candidate Awarded McKnight Doctoral and Dissertation Fellowship

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In August of this year, Ph.D. candidate in FSU’s School of Information, Christy Chatmon, was named a McKnight Doctoral and Dissertation Fellowship Recipient. Since the Florida Education Fund (FEF) McKnight Doctoral and Dissertation Fellowship was established in 1984, more than 1200 African American and Hispanic students pursuing doctoral degrees in crucial disciplines have received fellowships. …

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