School of Information Studies News
The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) recognized Dr. Edward Benoit, III as the 2023 senior faculty recipient of the ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Benoit is an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of the LSU School of Information Studies (SIS).
The Louisiana State University School of Information Studies (SIS) invites applicants for two faculty positions.
Leading School in Library & Information Science Announces New Name - LSU School of Information Studies
The LSU School of Library & Information Science announced today they will be changing their name to the LSU School of Information Studies. The change reflects the school's expansion into additional areas of education, including the Archival Studies and Records & Information Management Graduate Certificates. The school also offers an undergraduate minor in Digital Studies and two general education courses.
SLIS Alumna Cara Chance was named a 2023 I Love My Librarian Award Honoree. Cara was the only person from Louisiana to receive this award, and she is one of three public librarians to be honored. Cara is currently the Regional Branch Manager at the Lafayette Public Library.
Seungwon Yang holds a joint position with the School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) and the Center for Computation & Technology (CCT). During the past year, Yang collaborated with multiple universities to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) in the identification of breast cancer within mammogram images. Yang's use of AI grew from discussions with colleagues at the Deep Learning Summit in Boston. As Yang discovered, breast cancer diagnosis from mammogram images remains shockingly low and inconsistent among radiologists. The low diagnosis rates frequently require patient reexamination with repeated radiation exposure and missed cancer cells.
The Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) program in the School of Information Studies (SIS) received continued accreditation status from the American Library Association (ALA) through 2029. ALA currently accredits 67 programs at 63 institutions in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. SLIS offers the only ALA accredited MLIS program in Louisiana and has been continuously accredited since 1932.