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Wayne State Creates School of Library and Information Science

December 9, 2008

The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved the creation of a School of Library and Information Science, effective Spring/Summer 2009, to house the existing Library and Information Science Program.  The LIS Program has grown from 125 students in 1987 to nearly 600 graduate students currently enrolled. Provost Nancy Barrett said, “The successful program has outgrown its designation and its size warrants the status of a school.”

The academic oversight and degree-granting authority for the program will be transferred from the Graduate School to the new School.  The Dean of University Libraries and the Library and Information Science Program, Dr. Sandra Yee, will continue to serve as the dean of the new School.