School of Library and Information Science

The idea for the latest MuseLab exhibit grew out of a Museum Communications course, and was later implemented by students completing their culminating experience: Four chairs rescued from a curb in Kent, Ohio. Four tales of an imagined past. Explore their unique "stories" in this new exhibit.

As a graduate student, Andrew Badger overcame endless obstacles to turn his admiration for anime into a trustworthy business.

New rankings released by U.S. News & World Report place Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science among the nation’s top 20 graduate programs in library and information science – again.

The Women’s Center named 46 women, including five women from CCI, as part of

EVENT UPDATE: In front of a sell-out crowd of nearly 1,000 people, professors, entrepreneurs, administrators, students and community members gave short, dynamic talks around the theme “Rewind, Rethink, React.” Check out online conversations using @tedxkentstate and #tedxkentstate. Also, KentWired reporters wrote synopses on each of the sessions. (Photos by Alex Ledet)


Please join the Kent State University College of Communication and Information as we celebrate our inaugural group of Sichuan Scholars at the “丰(豐)富 Fēngfù: A Time of Abundance” student photography exhibit opening and reception.

Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is pleased to announce the winners of two $1,500 research fellowships: Vikki C. Terrile of Brooklyn, N.Y., will receive the Jacqueline M. Albers Guest Scholar in Children’s Literature Fellowship. Denice L. Baldetti of Tiffin, Ohio, will receive the Kenneth and Sylvia Marantz Fellowship for Picturebook Research.

Studying and working abroad offer students the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in another country and its culture, as well as providing a competitive edge in the job market. Powell, Ohio, native Celia Emmelhainz, a 2014 graduate of Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science, discovered that for herself in Kazakhstan.

Emmelhainz first visited Central Asia when she was 16. After coming back to the United States, she was so interested in the region she decided to major in Russian area studies at Ohio Dominican University for her undergraduate degree.

It is late in the evening and the house is finally quiet. This is the time when Cathy Walsh transforms from a mother, a grandmother, a caregiver to her elderly mom, and a fulltime employee, into a Kent State University online student.

Walsh is majoring in organizational communication with a minor in public communication in the College of Communication and Information at Kent State.

Kent State University will host more than 200 delegates representing the business community, technology sector, academia, nonprofit, civic and government organizations, and the broader workforce to consider how the university’s newly created Knowledge Sciences Center can help organizations meet the challenges of the 21st-century knowledge economy.

The Knowledge Sciences Symposium will take place Sept. 4 and 5 at the University Center, Kent State University at Stark in Canton, Ohio, and on Sept. 10 and 11 at the National Transportation Library at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.