Wayne State University

Angelia and Nubia Buckingham

"I couldn’t begin to consider being a successful WSU-SIS student if it were not for their awesome, awesome, online programs. For me, getting a degree today does not look the same as it did years ago. Technology has given the pursuit of academic scholarship an injection of excitement and relevance within the digital dynamics of my everyday life."

Angelia and Nubia Buckingham aren't your usual classmates. This mother-daughter duo is taking on their MLIS studies together at Wayne State University – providing...

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LaTeesa James

Since joining the program, I found the most important thing that I have learned about the information profession is the need to remember that I am providing a service to people that can alter the lives of others in some way.

What’s your name?  What degree are you seeking?  What semester/year do you expect to graduate?  My name is LaTeesa James. I am seeking the MLIS. I expect to...

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Nichole Manlove

Archives & Digital Content Management

"As the SLIS Diversity GSA I have had the opportunity to attend and conduct poster presentations at the American Library Association (ALA), the Michigan Library...

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Nick Ruest

Information Management

Alumnus Nick Ruest (MLIS '07) is Digital Assets Librarian at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He has a particular interest in web archiving and has led many timely and...

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Laura Evans

Information Management

Alumnae Laura Evans (MLIS ’11) considers her career path to be a story of professional re-invention. “I was a painter and had a business painting and selling my art. I...

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Zsa-Zsa Booker

Library Services

"The program here at WSU is awesome and you will definitely learn from your instructors, your environment and your peers. I am so happy that I chose this field and this...

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Brittany Hill

I would recommend doing research on the career you want and what classes you should take for it. No two students take all of the same classes. We all tweak our choices based on our ambitions and career choices.

What’s your name?  What degree you are seeking?  What semester/year do you expect to graduate?  Brittany Hill is seeking the MLIS with a certificate in...

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Alexandrea Penn

Archives and Digital Content Management

Alexandrea Penn is a current SLIS student and recipient of the winter 2017 Raven Award. Originally from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Alexandrea moved to Detroit to...

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Maria Nuccilli

Grad school is what you make it! Don’t rush through the program-intern, research, present. You only get one chance to be in school, so make the most of it and figure out what you like and what you don’t like while you’re still learning!

  What’s your name?  What degree you are seeking?  What semester/year do you expect to graduate?  Maria Nuccilli. I am seeking a MLIS and an...

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Bethany Figg

Information Management

"Network with your classmates.  I discovered some of the closest friends and get the best library advice from the people I met while earning my MLIS at WSU"...

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Dr. Lisa Kelsay

Library Services

Dr. Lisa Kelsay is a current SLIS student and Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois . She was recently...

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Aaron LaFromboise

Library Services

"If you want a good foundation then Wayne State SLIS can give you that... Being able to stay in my current position was crucial, I felt that I could do more good by staying...

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Jose Guerrero

Library Services

"Make connections with your classmates and professors, and with individuals and organizations outside of Wayne State if possible."     Q. What’s...

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Kalana Cooper

Library Services

“Your drive is what is going to keep you relevant in the field.” Q. What’s your name? A. Kalana Cooper Q. What degree you are seeking? A. MLIS in...

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Jacqueline Freeman

Library Services

"I would encourage someone considering SLIS and wanting to work in a library ultimately to already be working in a library."   Q. What’s your...

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Sandra Svoboda

Archives and Digital Content Management

A love for data and journalism, along with a chance meeting over hot chocolate, propelled Sandra Svoboda’s entry into the MLIS program in the summer of 2015. Svoboda, an...

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Adam Joseph-Abraham Mosseri

Archives and Digital Content Management

"I received some advice when I first started out as a new member of the MLIS program and I will offer the same advice now; Jump In With Both Feet! Do everything and anything...

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Alyssa Brissett

Library Services

"This is an excellent program that is rewarding and challenging.."       Q. What’s your name?  What degree you are seeking? ...

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Colleen Cirocco

Archival Administration

Student Colleen Cirocco is working toward her MLIS with a specialization in Archival Administration. In early summer 2017 she completed a two-week intensive study of the libraries...

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Emily Brush

It is important to become involved in student organizations and reach out to your professors and students in your classes. Networking is essential in this field!

What is your name?  What degree you are seeking?  What semester/year do you expect to graduate?  Emily Brush. I am seeking a MLIS degree. I plan to graduate in...

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Edras Rodriguez-Torres

Archives and Digital Content Management

"As an undergraduate student I had the opportunity to work on a digital collection that documented the history of a grassroots civil rights group. That experience spurred my...

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Derek Sodja

Information Management

Q: What’s your name? What degree did you receive? When did you graduate? A: My name is Derek Sojda. I’m a 2010 grad with an MLIS and Graduate Certificate in...

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Monica Ponzini

Archives and Digital Content Management

Monica Ponzini is a current SLIS student based in New York City. She has a professional background in international news production and communications and was recently awarded a...

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Ryan Ennis

Library Services

"Dr. Dian Walster was my advisor and professor for several classes while I attended Wayne State. Her assignments were always worthwhile and her positive...

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Megan Garza Ruest

Library Services

"I love that public librarians get the opportunity to help people directly in the community." Where are you now? What is your title? Markham Ontario Public Library,...

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Tamyka Z. Miles

Library Services

"Dr. Bajjaly impacted my journey the most. If not for Dr. Bajjaly I would not be a graduate of the program today." Q: What's your name? What degree did you...

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Stacey Trarop

Information Management

Stacey Trarop works at the Knowledge Center at Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.   What’s your name? What degree did you receive?...

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JC Brown

Library Services

"Librarianship, in a sense, is a soft form of social work—helping people find information—whether it be for entertainment purposes or helping a patron research a...

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Ramon Diab

Information Management

"The most interesting aspect I learned about library and information science is discovering the diverse range of industries that employ people from our profession."...

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Maria Nuccilli

Information Management

Maria Nuccilli is a current SLIS student earning her MLIS and Information Management Certificate. She also works as a Graduate Student Assistant in the Wayne State Library System....

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Katarina Quain

Library Services

What’s your name?  What degree are you seeking?  What semester/year do you expect to graduate?   My name is Katarina Quain. I am seeking a Masters of Library...

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Arjun Sabharwal

Archives & Digital Content Management

"Even if you do not land in your dream job, maintain some presence in the community so you can prepare yourself for a surprise opening. Start going to conferences, write...

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Matt Church

Library Services

I really like the life-long learning that they provide from baby time, story times all the way up to learning programs for seniors. Q: Did you go to work in a public library...

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Brad Czerniak

Information Management

"Come to Wayne State and get involved in the program. Learn as much as you possibly can. If you’re in the Detroit area, definitely spend time on campus. Work harder...

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Crystal Jolly

Library Services

"Being involved in student organizations definitely enhanced my experience at SLIS. I have met so many wonderful colleagues I probably would not have met if not for...

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Devin Hodgson

Information Management

What is your name?  What degree you are seeking?  What semester/year do you expect to graduate?  My name is Devin Hodgson and I am graduating with my masters of...

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Kristen Chinery

Archival Administration

Kristen Chinery is a 2006 WSU alumna with an MA in History and an Archival Administration Certificate. She is an archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, part of the Wayne...

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