Message from the Associate Dean
Welcome to the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University! It is an exciting time to be in the information field and a particularly exciting time to study at Wayne State. Whether you are a first-time graduate student or wish to return for more advanced education, we have a program to suit your needs and career interests.
The School remains focused on new initiatives that benefit our students. The SLIS has added a fully-online MLIS degree option, created new certificate programs, and hired additional faculty and staff. These initiatives are designed to improve our students’ job marketability while making the School accessible to more graduate students and mid-career information professionals. The School currently educates students from 40 states plus the District of Columbia, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.
The SLIS is also working to maximize its partnerships with Detroit’s important cultural institutions – many of which are within walking distance of the School’s home base in Kresge Library. We recognize the importance of our unique, urban location and want to do all we can to take advantage of this.
After completing their degrees, many of our graduates find placement in library and information environments in Michigan, while other graduates join the ranks of SLIS alumni in other states and countries. We are exceptionally proud of the role that the School of Library and Information Science plays in the profession. Many of our faculty and alumni are leaders in the profession, garner national awards, and contribute to the betterment of society through their research, teaching, and service.
At Wayne State University we are fortunate to be part of a large, dynamic research institution with proven leaders. We have an excellent full-time faculty of researchers and educators. We draw upon the leading information professionals in the region who teach part-time and supervise our student interns. In addition, we have a dedicated, professional staff who make student success their top priority.
I encourage you to explore this website fully and to check back often to see our constant updates. We welcome your support if you are an alumnus, your participation if you are a student,and your questions if you are a prospective applicant. Feel free to contact me, either by phone, letter, or email should you have any questions or comments.
Stephen T. Bajjaly
Associate Dean and Director
School of Library and Information Science
Wayne State University