News and Announcements

Key student assistantships reimagined due to COVID-19
The Wayne State University Library System’s Graduate Student Assistant program is designed to provide students with professional hands-on learning experiences...
ProQuest to host exclusive Job Fair for SIS students and alumni
Research and information tech firm ProQuest and its affiliate Ex Libris will host an exclusive virtual job fair for School of Information Sciences students and alumni...
SIS student receives prestigious Spectrum Scholarship from the ALA
School of Information Sciences student Kendra Moyer received a 2020 Spectrum Scholarship, awarded by the American Library Association's (ALA) Office...
Associate Professor Kafi Kumasi awarded federal grant to restore urban school libraries
Wayne State University School of Information Sciences Associate Professor Kafi Kumasi has been awarded an IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program...
SIS student works to bring LGBTQ primary sources to classrooms
School of Information Sciences student Emmalee Herlocher has worked this summer as a practicum student for the Walter P. Reuther...
School of Information Sciences dean elected president of the Association of College and Research Libraries
By Jill Wurm (ae0831) Jon Cawthorne, dean of the School of Information Sciences and the Wayne State University Library System, recently took...
Dr. Christine D’Arpa discusses issues of diversity and inclusion in LIS fields at Atla annual conference
School of Information Sciences Assistant Professor Christine D'Arpa was an invited speaker at the American Theological Library Association’s (Atla) annual...
Show your Information Warrior pride with a limited edition t-shirt
Information Warriors build communities and create welcoming spaces for all. Show your Information Warrior pride with this exclusive School of Information...
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
All School of Information Sciences classes are being held online. For questions or concerns regarding your class, we encourage you to...
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,...