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Press Release: SLIS is now the School of Information Sciences

August 21, 2017

The School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University is changing its name to the School of Information Sciences. The change was approved by the Wayne State Board of Governors in June and reflects the expanded coursework and degree options offered by the school, including a forthcoming master of science in information management.

"The name School of Information Sciences more accurately describes the broad range of academic coursework we offer," explained Associate Dean and Professor Stephen Bajjaly. "It encompasses the full range of information professions and reflects the reality that the degree programs we provide encompass a breadth and depth of information-related studies and include, but also go beyond, traditional librarianship into information management and technology training."

The School of Information Sciences is currently celebrating 50 years of accreditation by the American Library Association. The school offers two fully online degrees, a master of library and information science and, beginning in winter 2018, a master of science in information management. It also offers a joint MLIS and M.A. in history, four graduate certificates, and a school library media specialist endorsement. SIS has over 5,500 alumni across North America and around the world.

The name change formally takes effect on Aug. 17. Those seeking additional details can visit for more information.

About the School of Information Sciences at Wayne State University

The School of Information Sciences has been preparing professionals for library and information-related careers for nearly 100 years and has been an ALA-accredited program for 50 years. Based in Detroit, the school offers two fully online master's programs and several graduate-level certificate programs. With experienced faculty, well-designed digital learning tools, and access to a wide-range of resources and services, the School of Information Sciences provides a personalized learning experience for students, regardless of location. Learn more at

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