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October 2019

The impact of school librarians

Librarians working side-by-side with classroom teachers isn't a new trend. But what sort of support do teachers need? And how critical are librarians to their success? Associate professor Lucy Santos Green hopes to find out. Read more »

Including every voice

Everyone faces challenges, but Clayton Copeland knows that each person also has ability within themselves. That's why she's working to improve the lives of underserved populations through her teaching and research. Read more about Copeland »

Reporters in the court

Thirty-three journalists from 14 states got a crash course on covering courts at the university's annual Media Law School. Faculty, judges, lawyers and investigators discussed topics such as court procedures and police use of force. Read the recap »

A path for public service

Jason Broughton made headlines last spring when he was named Vermont's first African American state librarian and commissioner of libraries. How did SLIS prepare him for the post and what advice does he have for students hoping to follow in his footsteps? Read this month's alumni spotlight »
YOU'RE INVITED! Gamecocks on the Green is the CIC's annual Homecoming reception. Join former classmates, faculty and friends for FREE food and fun from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. RSVP TODAY »


Katrina Gary Sharp (B.A., 2010) is an educator in Lancaster County School District. She celebrated six years of marriage in August and now has an active 2-year-old who loves music and dinosaurs.
James Roche (B.A., 2005) is an officer on the New York City Police Department's Scuba Team. In June, he and his partner rescued a drowning woman from an overturned boat in the Long Island Sound. He and his wife, Kristen Dunleavy Roche (B.A., 2006), welcomed a baby girl in 2017.
Shawn Nottingham (B.A., 1994) is a supervising editor at CNN in Atlanta. 
Kathryn McKay Phillips (MMC, 2010) is marketing campaign manager for Dan Johnston Inc., an assistive technology company in Volo, Illinois.
Clara Thomas Koon (B.A., 2000) is marketing supervisor at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Columbia. She married UofSC Law alumnus Christopher Koon in April.
Kimberly Winston (B.A., 2000) has joined Mercury, a global public strategy firm in New York City, as vice president.
Laura Douglass Marion (MLIS, 2015) is Governor's House collections coordinator at the University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries in St. Augustine. She manages a hybrid library and museum collection related to historic preservation and the history of the city's built environment.
Drew Harkins (B.A., 2006) is creative director of Tattoo Projects in Charlotte.
Jennifer Faulkner (B.A., 2015) has joined Beginnings SC in West Columbia as program coordinator. She provides support for the hearing screening and parent education programs. She also handles event management, communications/social media and development.
Bill Fort (MLIS, 1991) has been in the South Carolina State Guard for 14 years and was recently promoted to major. He received the SCSG's commendation medal for actions during a deployment associated with Hurricane Florence in September 2018. After 28 years as a media specialist, Fort made a career change and is now an elementary school resource officer in Richland Two. He is a father of three sons, two of whom serve as masters-at-arms in the U.S. Navy. His first grandchild is due in March.

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November 1: Gamecocks on the Green RSVP TODAY!
November 4: Let's Talk About Inclusive Excellence Brown Bag Lunch Series with Ingrid Watkins
November 22: Information Science Day
November 22: Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Studies Open House |
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Check out the CIC's calendar for a full list of upcoming events.
There's still time to donate to the campaign to name a space in the SJMC in honor of senior instructor Lisa Sisk.
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