News and Announcements

Alumna Ola Mae Spinks, who helped organize the 'Slave Narratives,' has died at the age of 106
Ola Mae Spinks in a family photo that appeared in the Detroit Free Press The School of Information Sciences extends...
SIS Presents: Career Week 2020
Searching for a job or internship during these uncertain times can be stressful. The School of Information Sciences is here to...
Developing a Great LinkedIn Page
The percentage of recruiters that use LinkedIn is approaching 95 percent. Having a great LinkedIn page is important as you...
Résumé Tips for Filling Out Your Skills
Presented by Kim Schroeder, career advisor for Wayne State’s School of Information Sciences In looking at your résumé, it is...
SIS alumni are on the forefront of re-opening efforts for Michigan libraries
Valerie Meyerson, Megan Buck and Lance Werner The Michigan Library Association hosted the MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Reopening Plans featuring...
Warrior Safe is Warrior Strong - COVID-19 Updates
Updates from the University As Wayne State University prepares for the return of employees, faculty and students, safety remains our top...
Detroit Counts census series continues with “Seeing the Census”
On June 17, the Wayne State University Library System will hold its second virtual event in the “Detroit Counts” series...
Alternative Spring Break 2020
Started in 2013 by faculty member Kim Schroeder, the School of Information Sciences' Alternative Spring Break is a competitive program in which...
Archival students get hands-on experience from home
This spring, as schools, businesses and communities began closing their doors to stop the spread of COVID-19, universities throughout the...
Thinking about Fall 2020 Classes? Six Classes to Consider
Now is a great time to plan for fall 2020 classes. Below are six courses to consider that cover information...
SIS partners with WSU Library System for Census 2020 series 
The Wayne State University Library System, in partnership with the School of Information Sciences and the Walter P. Reuther Library, is proud...
COVID Diaries: Submit your story
WDET and the Wayne State Libraries are working together to collect Wayne State stories and experiences throughout this pandemic to...
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....
Amber Harrison recognized during Graduate Student Appreciation Week
The week of April 6-10 marks Wayne State University's first Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GPSA). This nationwide event aims to highlight and acknowledge the contributions, impact and...
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...
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...