Wayne State University

Advisory Board

The School's Advisory Board consists of leaders in the field who provide strategic advice to the faculty and administration to ensure we continue to prepare library and information professionals who are equipped to meet the evolving needs of the profession.  SLIS Advisory Board members take a special interest in our programs and priorities and are available to offer advice and suggestions related to our strategic direction and programmatic initiatives.  

Current members of the SLIS Advisory Board are:


Alicia Biggers, Senior Data Research Supervisor
Ford Motor Company

Lorcan Dempsey, VP and Chief Strategist

Randy Dykhuis, Executive Director
Michigan Library Consortium

Joshua Feinstein, Data Management Architect
General Motors Company

Clifford Haka, Director of Libraries
Michigan State University

Dr. Timothy Lentz, Chief Archivist
Michigan Opera Theater

Kathleen McBroom, Teacher - Librarian
Dearborn Public Schools

James Mullins, PhD, Dean of Libraries
Purdue University

Loretta Parham, Library Director / CEO
The Atlanta University Center

Randy Riley, State Librarian
Library of Michigan

Cathleen Russ, Director
Troy Public Library

Clyde Scoles, Director
Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Kristin Shelley, Director
East Lansing Public Library

Jeff Wilensky, VP Publishing