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SIS Student Shatha Baydoun Selected for ALA Student to Staff Program
Congratulations to SIS student Shatha Baydoun! Shatha has been selected to represent the Wayne State University School of...
SIS and Department of History Announce Joint MLIS/MAPH Degree Program
The Wayne State University School of Information Sciences and the Department of History have announced a new joint degree...
Looking for winter 2018 classes? Take a look at these new SIS classes
Priority registration for winter 2018 is currently open and will continue through December 31, 2017. The SIS class schedule...
SIS students participate in inaugural STEAM challenge
SIS students Shannon McDermitt, M.L. Lenox and Kendra E. Moyer recently participated in the inaugural Wayne State University...
Dr. Laura Sheble published in American Scientist
SIS faculty member Dr. Laura Sheble recently had her work published in American Scientist. The article "The persistence...
SIS Associate Dean Dr. Stephen Bajjaly elected as ALISE President
Wayne State School of Information Sciences Associate Dean Dr. Stephen Bajjaly has been elected as president of the Association...
Professor Hermina Anghelescu teaches, presents in Japan
SIS professor Dr. Hermina Anghelescu is currently a visiting faculty member at the University of Tsukuba, School of Library,...
NDSA Student Chapter Members Present at National Conference
Maggie Waligora, Laura Kennedy, and Allie Penn, presented at the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) conference in...
Alumna Jennifer Meekhof (MLIS '11) published in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
Jennifer Meekhof (MLIS '11), Senior Manager for Content at ProQuest, recently had an article published in Cataloging &...
Press Release: SIS Announces Master of Science in Information Management
Wayne State University School of Information Sciences Announces Master of Science in Information Management DETROIT...
School of Information Sciences Announces iSchools Membership
The Wayne State School of Information Sciences is pleased to announce its membership in iSchools, the worldwide consortium of...
September/October 2017 Connections Newsletter
The School of Information Sciences Newsletter, Connections, is now available. The September/October 2017 issue introduces...
SIS Welcomes New Faculty
This fall the School of Information Sciences welcomes new faculty members Christine D'Arpa and Laura Sheble. Christine...
SIS student Maria Nuccilli receives VRAF internship award
SIS is pleased to announce that student Maria Nuccilli was recently named the recipient of the Visual Resources Foundation...
SIS faculty have busy summer and fall
SIS Faculty members had a busy summer, with many faculty members heavily involved in writing, publishing, and presenting....
E-portfolio webinar recording now available
School of Information Sciences students can now watch the full e-portfolio webinar presented by professor Bin Li. The...
$450 raised to support scholarships!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a tee shirt from the School of Information Sciences Pop-Up Shop! Your fashion-forward,...
SIS Professor Dr. Deborah Charbonneau presents at nursing conference
SIS faculty member, Dr. Deborah Charbonneau, recently presented at the World Congress on Advanced Nursing Practice in...
SIS Professor Dr. Kafi Kumasi to be a panelist at 2017 Curriculum and Technology Leaders Collaborative Summit
SIS Professor Dr. Kafi Kumasi will be a panelist at the 2017 Curriculum and Technology Leaders Collaborative Summit on October...
SIS Announces Shining Stars
To celebrate 50 years of ALA Accreditation, the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences requested the nominations...
SIS Welcomes New and Returning Students
As the fall 2017 semester begins, the School of Information Sciences welcomes new and returning students for a new academic...
SIS Professor Dr. Kafi Kumasi chosen to present paper at ALA Midwinter
From the ALA Press Release: "The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has chosen Dr. Kafi Kumasi, Associate...
Press Release: SLIS is now the School of Information Sciences
The School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University is changing its name to the School of Information...
New video shares details of school name change, diplomas, and transcripts
In response to student questions, the School of Information Sciences has created a video providing additional information...
Jon Cawthorne begins as dean of the University Library System
The Wayne State University Library System welcomes Jon E. Cawthorne as the dean of the University Libraries and School of...
Student Andrea Salazar Selected as ARL Diversity Scholar
SLIS student Andrea Salazar has been named a 2017-2019 ARL Diversity Scholar and will participate in the Initiative to Recruit...
Alumnus Lance Werner Named 2017 Recipient of ULC Joey Rodger Leadership Award
SLIS Alumnus Lance Werner (MLIS '04) has been named the 2017 recipient of the Urban Libraries Council Joey Rodger...
Retiring SLIS Alumnae Provide Career Insights
On July 12, Wayne State University Library System celebrated the retirement of three librarians: Judith Arnold, Diane Sybeldon,...
Student Lori Eaton Published in Newest Issue of Archival Outlook
Student Lori Eaton's article "Adventures in Postcard Land" can be found in the July/August 2017 edition of...
SLIS Alumni Improve Access to Reuther Oral History Collection
A team at the Walter P. Reuther Library, including multiple SLIS alumni, recently completed an extensive project intended to...
Student Dr. Lisa Kelsay Named American College Personnel Association (ACPA) 2017 Diamond Honoree.
SLIS Student, Dr. Lisa Kelsay, has been named an American College Personnel Association (ACPA) 2017 Diamond Honoree. The...
Student Nichole Manlove to Work at Bentley Historical Library
Nichole Manlove, current SLIS and History Department graduate student has recently been hired by the Bentley Historical Library...
Alumni Receive Promotions Within Wayne State Library System
In May, the Wayne State University Library System announced the promotions of many librarians and archivists within the system....
SLIS Leaders Blog Post Series Begins
The School of Library and Information Science has posted the first in a series of weekly blog posts featuring leaders in the...
Alumni Elected to Three MiALA Positions
SLIS Alumni and Wayne State University Library System employees were elected to three positions in the most recent elections of...
SLIS Alumna Stacey Ogea Featured in Venice Gondolier Sun News Feature
SLIS Alumna Stacey Ogea (MLIS '13) was recently featured in the Venice Gondolier Sun for her work as library manager of...
SLIS Alumna Donna Olson Accepts Director Position at Salem-South Lyon District Library
Alumna Donna Olson (MLIS '07) has accepted the position of Director at the Salem-South Lyon District Library in South Lyon,...
SLIS Students Receive Wayne State Graduate Professional Scholarship
The Wayne State University Graduate School has announced the recipients of the 2017 Graduate Professional Scholarship. Fifteen...
Alumnae Alexis Tharp and Andrea Perez to Present at Allied Media Conference
SLIS Alumnae Alexis Tharp (MLIS '13) and Andrea Perez (MLIS '05) will be co-presenting "Soul of a Public...
SLIS Alumna Nakenya Lewis-Yarbrough Presenting at Allied Media Conference
SLIS Alumna Nakenya Lewis-Yarbrough (MLIS '17) will co-present "Diversity in Youth Literature" at the Allied...
Professor Deborah Charbonneau Featured in "Professors Who Do" Series
SLIS Professor, Dr. Deborah Charbonneau, has been featured in the "Professors Who Do" poster series created by Wayne...
Student Autumn Diaz Highlights Collection on Reuther Library Blog
Student Autumn Diaz recently contributed to a blog post for the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University. Her blog...
Alumna Jenny Marr Named Director at Ferndale Public Library
Alumna Jenny Marr (MLIS '09) has been named Director of the Ferndale Public Library in Ferndale, Michigan. To learn more...
Alumna LaVentra Danquah Featured on National Library of Medicine Blog
SLIS Alumna LaVentra Danquah (MLIS '98) was recently featured on the National Library of Medicine blog. The post featured...
SLIS Releases Summer 2017 Connections Newsletter
SLIS has released a Summer 2017 Connections newsletter which is available to read online at...
WSU SLIS Announces ALA Conference Schedule
The American Library Association Annual Conference will be in Chicago from June 22-27, 2017. Students and alumni are invited...
Student Sandra Svoboda Chosen for Summer Fellowship
SLIS Student Sandra Svoboda has been selected as a fellow for the Social Science Summer Institute for Journalists, sponsored by...
Be Counted. SLIS Begins Alumni Census.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of continuous ALA accreditation, SLIS has announced it will conduct an Alumni Census. Alumni...
Upcoming NDSA and SAA events for SLIS students
Two SLIS student organizations are hosting learning events in April and May. All SLIS students are invited to...
SLIS Alumnus and Advisory Board Member Lance Werner Receives 2017 Alumni Award
Lance Werner speaks at the 2017 Wayne State University Alumni Awards. The Wayne State University Alumni Association has...
Dr. Gordon Neavill Retires from SLIS
Dr. Gordon Neavill will be retiring from the School of Library Information Science this year, after 23 years of teaching and...
SLIS Tenure and Promotion Decisions 2017
The School is pleased to announce the following tenure and promotion decisions for 2017: Hermina Anghelescu has been...
SLIS Alumni Create "Detroit Stock City"
Tired of seeing negative images of Detroit in their online searches, members of the Rock Media Library Digital Asset Management...
Half-Million Dollar Pledge to SLIS Supports Urban Library Professionals
The School of Library and Information Science would like to announce, with immense gratitude, that Wayne State University...
2017 Alternative Spring Break Participants Announced!
The School of Library and Information Science is proud to announce the Alternate Spring Break assignments for this year. We...
Student Veronica Johnson Publishes Case Study About Local Historical Collections Online
SLIS Student Veronica Johnson had a case study published in the January 2017 Midwest Archives Conference Newsletter....
SLIS Updates its Program Goals and Objectives
The Wayne State School of Library and Information Science announces an update to its program goals and objectives. The updated...
SLIS Faculty Member, Peter Hook, Prepares for Malta Conference
SLIS faculty member, Dr. Peter Hook, will be traveling to Malta in early February to present at the Observatory for Knowledge...
Wayne State Receives Continued ALA Accreditation
At its meeting on January 22, 2017, the Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association voted to grant...
SLIS Faculty Candidate Visit: Christine D'Arpa Visits January 31, 2017
The School of Library and Information Science is hosting a faculty candidate, Christine D’Arpa, for an on-campus visit on...
Celebrating Phil Mason
Alumni, family and friends came together to laud the wide-ranging work of Dr. Philip P. Mason. Founder of Wayne State's...
Creating the Future: SLIS Strategic Planning Retreat
Educating the next generation of information professionals requires constant attention to changing trends in the field. More...
Student Spotlight: Sandra Svoboda
A love for data and journalism, along with a chance meeting over hot chocolate, propelled Sandra Svoboda’s entry into the...
Faculty Update: Kafi Kumasi
Our Detroit location provides a useful laboratory for the study of urban librarianship. Dr. Kafi Kumasi's research...
Digitizing a Legendary Voice: The Ernie Harwell Project
SLIS students hit a home run preserving one of Detroit's most famous sounds. The Ernie Harwell Collection at the Burton...
Students tour award-winning library
​While much of the SLIS curriculum is taught in an online format, many classes are also taught in a traditional classroom,...
A Message from the Associate Dean
Welcome to the second edition of our electronic Connections newsletter! Here are a few fall semester highlights by the...
Cleveland Rocks!
Student Kris Kniffen tells us about her trip to Ohio for the Society of American Archivists conference -- a journey of learning...
Alumni News: Mark Bowden, MLIS '96
The WSU Alumni Spring 2015 magazine has a great feature story on the Burton Historical Collection at Detroit Public Library,...
SLIS at ALA Annual Conference 2015
SLIS continued its tradition of hosting a booth at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference. This year the...
Talking about teaching: SLIS faculty share pedagogy expertise
It’s never too late to learn from your peers. Ask retiring Professor Bob Holley, who participated in the School of...
School Recognizes Outstanding Students and Alumni
SLIS celebrated its best and brightest April 23 at the Annual Recognition Ceremony held at the McGregor Conference Center on...
Alumni Elected to Mi-ALA Leadership Positions
Congratulations to SLIS alums Paul Gallagher, MLIS '09, and Nancy Beals, MLIS '05, who have both been elected to...