News and Announcements

SIS Student Update
Now more than ever, we are grateful for our supportive and resourceful online learning community. We hope that resuming your...
SIS faculty partner with students to offer valuable publishing experience
Wayne State’s Master of Library and Information Science degree has been offered predominately online since fall 2008. And although School of Information...
SIS student brings UAW history to the public with support of scholarship
The Michael Wells Digital Librarianship Endowed Scholars Fund was established to preserve UAW and Damon Keith collections utilizing digital technologies....
SIS Scholarship Application Now Available - Submissions due April 15
The School of Information Sciences is now accepting applications for SIS Scholarships. With more than 25 awards available ranging from...
Coronavirus SIS Update
Wayne State University, like many other institutions, is adapting to heightened concerns about the coronavirus. Large events are being postponed,...
SIS scholarship honors Wayne State alumna
The Andrea Elizabeth Still Gray Endowed Scholarship was created by Andrea's father, Steve Still, his wife Jenny and their daughter...
Cathy Wolford named interim director of DALNET
Earlier this month, Cathy Wolford, M.Lib.Sci. '03, was named interim director of the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET). She has...
Alumna named MLA Librarian of the Year
School of Information Sciences alumna Cathleen Russ was named the 2019 MLA Librarian of the Year. Russ, director of the...
Diversity Alliance provides opportunity for SIS alum
Sheila Garcia is a resident librarian in learning programs and initiatives at the University of Michigan. This position was inspired...
Apply for Alternative Spring Break 2020!
If you have ever wondered what it was like to work at a State Archive, a Presidential Library, or even...
Apply for Graduate Archival Internship by January 31
The Detroit Historical Society is proud to announce the new Philip P. Mason graduate archival internship. This is a semester-long...
Sandra Martin Retires
Sandra Martin, director of the"¯Shiffman"¯Medical Library and Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Learning Resources Center,"¯retired"¯in January after serving...
SIS Welcomes Interdisciplinary Faculty Member, Nic DePaula
The School of Information Sciences welcomed interdisciplinary faculty member Nic DePaula to the school's faculty in August 2019. He is...
Apply for the Raven Award to Gain Experience at the Reuther Library - Applications Due 12/6!
A fish eye view of campus from the roof of Mackenzie Hall on Warren Ave.The Walter P. Reuther Library invites...
DAMON J. KEITH STUDENT ASSISTANTSHIP
This is an opportunity for a graduate student to work with a unique information work! The Damon J. Keith Center,...
SIS Alumnus Inducted into ARMA International Company of Fellows
SIS alumnus William LeFevre (MLIS '90) has been inducted into the ARMA International Company of Fellows at the October 2020...
Gain Experience as a Research Assistant Working on an IMLS Grant! Applications due Nov. 10!
Gain practical hands-on experience during graduate school while contributing to an exciting research project. Faculty member, Dr. Chris D'Arpa, is...
SIS Alumna Cathleen Russ Named 2019 MLA Librarian of the Year
From Michigan Library Association (MLA) press release: School of Information Sciences alumna Cathleen Russ has been named the 2019 MLA...
Experimental School Library Media Specialist Program Accepting Applications for Winter 2020 and Spring Summer 2020 admission
The Experimental School Library Media Specialist Program at the School of Information Sciences seeks to address the critical shortage in...
Alternative Spring Break Staycation at the Reuther
By Colleen Cirocco Have you ever romanticized a career only to realize that your expectations did not match reality? Friends...
Wayne State University and partners awarded $475,785 federal grant to study health and wellness programming in small and rural public libraries
Dr. Christine D'Arpa, Assistant ProfessorWayne State University School of Information Sciences Assistant Professor Christine D'Arpa, along with colleagues from the...
Alternative Spring Break at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
By Belle Teesdale, MLIS Student My Alternative Spring Break assignment took me to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in...
Alternative Spring Break at Michigan State University Archives
By Erin Zimmerman, MLIS Student Michigan State University Archives, East Lansing While the assignment itself, a week of doing shelf...
SIS at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 2019 Conference
The School of Information Sciences at Wayne State University will be well represented at the annual conference for the Association...
MLIS Practicum at Eastern Michigan University
By: Samuel Schmaltz My time with Eastern Michigan University gave my valuable experience with handling collections that expanded on what...