Spotlights

  • 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...

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  • Daniel Patton

    Library services

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

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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."

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • Jodi Coalter

    Information management

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

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  • Jose Cruz Guerrero

    Library services

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

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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. Tha...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 Michiga...
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  • Joseph Gadja

    Information management

    "The database design and data analytics course have greatly improved my skill level in my current role." Alumnus Joseph Gadja (MLIS '19) is Senio...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 with lar...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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? ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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