Spotlights

  • Ana Corral
    Library services

    "Part of the reason why I picked Wayne was because it had so much practical application...One of the great things about Wayne is the projects I did ha...

  • Saba Al-Hachami
    Library services

    My desire to ensure all patrons, no matter what language they speak, have access to information and community resources drove me to pursue a career as...

  • Latasha and Juanika LaSalle
    Library services

    On a daily basis I see myself in my patrons. I see the trustworthy teenagers, the ambitious college students, and accomplished adults. I know this is ...

  • Katherine Emrich
    Library services

    In the special collections room I got to see parts of history and innovation that I had never considered important before. It made me change the way I...

  • Sheila Garcia
    Library services

    “I would encourage anyone to not be afraid to speak up. It is a small profession, so I know that some people feel very self-conscious about speaking...

  • Paula Montgomery
    Information management

    I liked the way the courses overlapped and one related to another.  I frequently referred to a reading from one class for a paper for a different cla...

  • SIS Shining Stars

    53 Outstanding Alumni who have made an impact on the world of library and information science

  • Melanie Emerson
    Library services
    “In this field you are able to help people through their educational experience in a variety of ways,” she said. “Librarians and arc...
  • Rafia Sultana
    Information management
    "I came to realize that working with databases and large data sets is more interesting and challenging. And the most exciting part of working wit...
  • Amber Harrison
    Archives and digital content management

    "The most important and surprising thing I have learned about the information profession is its diversity of career opportunities. Celebrate your uniq...

  • Carady DeSimone
    Archives and digital content management

    "Making connections is the key to success in an online-only program. I would encourage students to get involved with a state or regional archive or l...

  • Justine Cucchi
    Library services

    Go for it and don’t give up – it is so important to get out there and build a brand for yourself. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

  • Daniel Patton
    Library services

    If you have the time or opportunity to give back, I highly encourage you to do so.

  • Sarah Smith
    Archives and digital content management

    "I came across Wayne State's Joint MLIS and MA in History Degree Program by chance and it ended up being the only program I applied to."

  • Sara Quimby
    Library services

    “We had a series of internships that were really amazing. I worked with the Detroit Opera House, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, at Wayne State with...

  • Steven Kowalik
    Library services

    I’ve been very fortunate in my professional life. I found the perfect job for me right off the bat. When I found my way to library science I knew th...

  • Natasha Smith
    Library services
    "I definitely think that the WSU SLIS provides a good foundation for a career in the LIS profession. Also, the practicum provided me with an opportuni...
  • Crystal Jolly
    Library services
    "Being involved in student organizations definitely enhanced my experience at SLIS. I have met so many wonderful colleagues I probably would not have ...
  • Matt Church
    Library services
    I really like the life-long learning that they provide from baby time, story times all the way up to learning programs for seniors. Q: Did you go t...
  • Kalana Cooper
    Library services
    "Your drive is what is going to keep you relevant in the field." Q. What's your name? A. Kalana Cooper Q. What degree you ...
  • Aaron LaFromboise
    Library services
    "If you want a good foundation then Wayne State SLIS can give you that... Being able to stay in my current position was crucial, I felt that...
  • Jacqueline Freeman
    Library services
    "I would encourage someone considering SLIS and wanting to work in a library ultimately to already be working in a library." Q. What's your na...
  • Katarina Quain
    Library services
    What's your name? What degree are you seeking? What semester/year do you expect to graduate? My name is Katarina Quain. I am seeking a Masters of...
  • Emily Brush
    Library services
    What is your name? What degree you are seeking? What semester/year do you expect to graduate? Emily Brush. I am seeking a MLIS degree. I plan to...
  • Brittany Hill
    Library services
    What's your name? What degree you are seeking? What semester/year do you expect to graduate? Brittany Hill is seeking the MLIS with a certificat...
  • LaTeesa James
    Library services
    Since joining the program, I found the most important thing that I have learned about the information profession is the need to remember that I am pro...
  • Angelia and Nubia Buckingham
    Information management
    Angelia and Nubia Buckingham aren't your usual classmates. This mother-daughter duo is taking on their MLIS studies together at Wayne State University...
  • Ryan Ennis
    Library services
    "Dr. Dian Walster was my advisor and professor for several classes while I attended Wayne State. Her assignments were always worthwhile and her p...
  • JC Brown
    Library services
    "Librarianship, in a sense, is a soft form of social wor—helping people find information—whether it be for entertainment purposes or ...
  • Robert Sisson
    Library services
    "I think the WSU MLIS program is excellent and I'm very glad I went to Wayne State. I think the program is great preparation for working in the real w...
  • Karen Turk
    Library services
    I definitely felt prepared when I started my first job, but school is not a substitute for on the job experience and the knowledge you gain from colla...
  • Megan Garza Ruest
    Library services
    "I love that public librarians get the opportunity to help people directly in the community." Where are you now? What is your title? ...
  • Tamyka Z. Miles
    Library services
    "Dr. Bajjaly impacted my journey the most. If not for Dr. Bajjaly I would not be a graduate of the program today." Q: What's your name? What ...
  • Alyssa Brissett
    Library services
    "This is an excellent program that is rewarding and challenging.." Q. What's your name? What degree you are seeking? What semester...
  • Derek Sodja
    Information management
    Q: What's your name? What degree did you receive? When did you graduate? A: My name is Derek Sojda. I'm a 2010 grad with an MLIS and Graduat...
  • Bethany Figg
    Information management
    "Network with your classmates. I discovered some of the closest friends and get the best library advice from the people I met while earning my MLIS a...
  • Arjun Sabharwal
    Archives and digital content management
    "Even if you do not land in your dream job, maintain some presence in the community so you can prepare yourself for a surprise opening. Start going to...
  • Edras Rodriguez-Torres
    Archives and digital content management
    "As an undergraduate student I had the opportunity to work on a digital collection that documented the history of a grassroots civil rights group...
  • Alexandrea Penn
    Archives and digital content management
    Alexandrea Penn is a current SIS student and recipient of the winter 2017 Raven Award. Originally from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Alexandrea moved to...
  • Sandra Svoboda
    Archives and digital content management
    A love for data and journalism, along with a chance meeting over hot chocolate, propelled Sandra Svoboda's entry into the MLIS program in the summer o...
  • Nick Ruest
    Information management
    Alumnus Nick Ruest (MLIS '07) is Digital Assets Librarian at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He has a particular interest in web archiving and ha...
  • Marisa Conte
    Information management
    "I like being different! I have a very non-conventional role, I've had a lot of flexibility to integrate the library and its services into new environ...
  • Mike Dutkewych
    Archives and digital content management
    "Dutkewych has found purpose as he pursues his interest in archival work, whether it's digitizing Detroit soul 45s or increasing access to a library's...
  • Adam Joseph-Abraham Mosseri
    Archives and digital content management
    "I received some advice when I first started out as a new member of the MLIS program and I will offer the same advice now; Jump In With Both Feet! Do ...
  • Lauren Lincoln
    Archives and digital content management
    "The most surprising thing I learned is how important and cutting edge librarians are on intellectual freedom, information policies, access to informa...
  • Nichole Manlove
    Archives and digital content management
    "As the SIS Diversity GSA I have had the opportunity to attend and conduct poster presentations at the American Library Association (ALA), the Mi...
  • Joseph Gajda
    Information management
    "The database design and data analytics course have greatly improved my skill level in my current role."       ...
  • Stacey Trarop
    Information management
    Stacey Trarop works at the Knowledge Center at Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. What's your name? What degree di...
  • Laura Evans
    Information management
    Alumnae Laura Evans (MLIS '11) considers her career path to be a story of professional re-invention. "I was a painter and had a business pain...
  • Lauren Bobcik
    Information management
    "There are lots of opportunities in the private sector for the MLIS degree. Student organizations have helped tremendously because I am able to see wh...
  • Brad Czerniak
    Information management
    Come to Wayne State and get involved in the program. Learn as much as you possibly can. If you're in the Detroit area, definitely spend time on campus...
  • Ramon Diab
    Information management
    "The most interesting aspect I learned about library and information science is discovering the diverse range of industries that employ people from ou...
  • Maria Nuccilli
    Information management
    Maria Nuccilli is a current SLIS student earning her MLIS and Information Management Certificate. She also works as a Graduate Student Assistant in th...
  • Zsa-Zsa Booker
    Library services

    "The program here at WSU is awesome and you will definitely learn from your instructors, your environment and your peers. I am so happy that I chose t...

  • Jose Cruz Guerrero
    Library services

    "Make connections with your classmates and professors, and with individuals and organizations outside of Wayne State if possible."

  • Allia McCoy
    Library services

    Since joining the program, the most surprising thing I have learned is how multi-faceted the opportunities are in the field of information Sciences.

  • Jodi Coalter
    Information management

    "Talk to librarians! Some of the best advice I got, including which field I should pursue, came from other librarians."

  • Laura Kennedy
    Archives and digital content management

    "My involvement in student organizations was very beneficial to my SIS experience. I was able to meet like-minded students and work on some really int...

  • Ashley Jackson
    Library services

    The most important thing I’ve learned is to balance the human interaction aspect of the profession with the technical knowledge needed for the role.