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SLIS Faculty Candidate Visit: Dr. Laura Sheble - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
SLIS Faculty Candidate Dr. Laura Sheble will be visiting the Wayne State University Campus on Wednesday, April 12. Dr. Sheble...
Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group Meeting To Feature SLIS Professor Dr. Deborah Charbonneau
The Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group General Business Meeting and Spring Continuing Education course on April 13 at...
Professor Tim Bowman Offering Programming Class for Fall 2017
Are you a SLIS student with an interest in the technical aspects of programming and how it can be used in libraries and...
New Online Option for Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration
The School is pleased to announce that its Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration (GCAA) will be available online...
Dr. Kumasi selected as 2016-2018 iSchool Research Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor, Dr. Kafi D. Kumasi, has been selected by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign iSchool's...
Scholarship Applications for WSU Graduate Students Due Oct. 15
The WSU Graduate School has a number of scholarship opportunties available for master's students for the Winter 2017...
SLIS Students and Alumni Honored at Annual Recognition Ceremony
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science held its Annual Recognition Ceremony and reception on...
SLIS Seeks New Faculty Member
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science seeks a new faculty member at the assistant, associate, or...
SLIS alum Nandita Mani Director of UNC-Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library
Congratulations to SLIS alum, Dr. Nandita S. Mani, MLIS '03, who recently began a new position as Director of the Health...
SLIS Alum Ronald Wheeler Director of Law Libraries at Boston University
Ronald E. Wheeler, MLIS 2001, recently began as the Director of Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries at Boston University. Prior to...
SLIS Student Jesse Lopez Appointed as North Carolina State University Libraries Fellow
SLIS student and Project IDOL Fellow Jesse Lopez has been appointed to the 2016-2018 class of North Carolina State University...
SLIS Faculty Member and Alumnus Co-author Chapter in Book on Academic Libraries
SLIS adjunct faculty member, Hildur Hannah, MLIS '84, and alumnus, Brooke Moynihan, MLIS 2013, recently co-authored a...
SLIS student Jose Guerrero Awarded IMLS Rare Book School Fellowship
Congratulations to SLIS student Jose Guerrero who recently was awarded an IMLS Rare Book School Fellowship. Guerrero was one of...
SLIS Faculty Member Peter Hook Publishes Article in JASIS&T
Dr. Peter Hook, Assistant Professor in the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, recently published...
SLIS Alumnus Selected to Chair HigherEdWeb Committee
The Higher Education Web Professionals Association recently welcomed new committee chairs including Nick DeNardis, LibSci...
SLIS Lecturer Talks to Local Media about Digital Preservation
SLIS Lecturer, Kim Schroeder, recently spoke to C&G Newspapers about digital preservation challenges. She highlights issues...
SLIS Faculty Member Selected as 2015 ASIS&T New Leader
SLIS Assistant Professor, Dr. Deborah Charbonneau, has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the Association for Information...
Kafi Kumasi Promoted to Associate Professor
The Wayne State School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce that faculty member Kafi D. Kumasi has been...
SLIS Partners With Library Cooperatives To Offer Library Workforce Development Scholarship
The School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce a partnership with the Detroit Area Library Network...
SLIS 2015-16 Graduate Professional Scholarship Winners!
The WSU School of Library and Information Science congratulates the following SLIS students for winning 2015-16...
SLIS Students and Alumni Honored at 2015 Annual Recognition Ceremony
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science held its Annual Recognition Ceremony and reception on...
SLIS Advisory Board Member Selected as Jurist for Library Building Award Program
School of Library and Information Science Advisory Board member Clyde Scoles, Director of the Toledo-Lucas County Public...
SLIS Faculty Member Publishes Articles about Libraries and the Affordable Care Act
SLIS Assistant Professor Dr. Deborah Charbonneau recently had two journal articles published about transforming consumer health...
Students Selected for 2015 Alternative Spring Break Program
SLIS Updates the Graduate Certificate in Information Management
The School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce updates to its Graduate Certificate in Information...
SLIS Professor Kafi Kumasi Joins Library Quarterly Editorial Board
Dr. Kafi Kumasi, Assistant Professor in the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, will join the...
New Student Recruitment Scholarship Opportunities!
The School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce a number of scholarships opportunities designed to recruit...
SLIS Alum Recognized with 2015 iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award
Congratulations to SLIS alum, Dr. Laura Sheble, MLIS 2002, who recently was announced as the runner up for the 2015 iSchools...
SLIS Scholarship Application Period Now Open
The application for SLIS scholarships and awards is now available. The submission deadline is 12:00 am on February 15,...
Michigan State Board of Education Passes Resolution Supporting School Libraries
The Michigan State Board of Education passed a resolution in support of school libraries at the October 14th Board meeting. The...
Dr. Deborah Charbonneau Part of Research Team Awarded $1.8 million
SLIS Assistant Professor Dr. Deborah Charbonneau is part of a research team recently awarded funding from the Agency for...
SLIS Professor Kafi Kumasi Selected as Mentor for Lilead Fellows Program
Lilead Fellows Program Selects Mentors As a part of the Lilead Project, five mentors have been chosen and confirmed to lead...
SLIS Expands MLIS Student Learning Outcomes
The faculty of the School of Library and Information Science announce an expanded list of Student Learning Outcomes, effective...
SLIS Welcomes Assistant Professor Peter Hook
The School of Library and Information Science is pleased to welcome Peter A. Hook as an Assistant Professor starting Fall 2014....
Library & Information Science Professor Anghelescu Honored by Government of Moldova
The Government of the Republic of Moldova awarded Dr. Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, Associate Professor at the School of Library and...
SLIS Welcomes Project IDOL Fellows!
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to welcome the following eleven Project...
SLIS Graduate Professional Scholarship Winners!
The WSU School of Library and Information Science congratulates the following twenty SLIS students for winning 2014-15...
SLIS Students and Alumni Honored at 2014 Annual Recognition Ceremony
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science held its Annual Recognition Ceremony and reception on...
Deborah Charbonneau and Mike Priehs to have Paper Published in Journal of Academic Librarianship
Dr. Deborah Charbonneau, Assistant Professor in the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science and Mike...
Deborah Charbonneau Receives 2014 Medical Library Association Lindberg Research Fellowship
Dr. Deborah Charbonneau, Assistant Professor in the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, was...
School Seeks New Faculty Member for 2014
Wayne State University’s School of Library and Information Science seeks one tenure-track faculty member at the...
SLIS Faculty Member Publishes 2013 Library Journal Placements & Salaries Survey Results
SLIS Assistant Professor Dr. Stephanie Maatta Smith has published her annual placement and salary survey results in the October...
SLIS Advisory Board Member Wins Prestigious Award
Congratulations go to Mr. Clyde Scoles, Advisory Board Member for the School of Library and Information Science, who won this...
One Credit LIS Courses Starting Winter 2014
The School is pleased to announce the availability of several 1-credit courses starting Winter 2014. These 1-credit courses...
SLIS and HBCU Library Alliance Receive $497k Grant to Increase Diversity
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities...
Fall 2013 Graduation and ePortfolio Information
Applications for Degree or Certificate must be completed no later than the 4th week of classes in the term you expect to...
Fall 2013 SLIS Graduate Student Assistantship and New Student Scholarship Recipients Announced
The School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University is pleased to announce the recipients of three Fall...
SLIS Alum Appointed new Director of Berkley Public Library
Congratulations to SLIS alumnus Matt Church, MLIS '05, who has accepted the position of Director of the Berkley Public...
SLIS Welcomes 4 New Advisory Board Members
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to welcome four new members to its Advisory...
Featured Course: LIS 8230, Indexing and Abstracting
Looking to expand your indexing and content analysis skills? Consider enrolling for LIS 8230, Indexing and Abstracting during...
SLIS Alumnus Appointed new Director of Chippewa River District Library System
SLIS alumnus, Corey Friedrich, has been appointed as the new Library Director of the Chippewa River District Library System...
SLIS Online Student Featured on Today @ Wayne
SLIS student, Claudia Flores, was recently featured in an article written for Today @ Wayne. To learn more about her and how...
Updated Course for Fall 2013: LIS 7430 - Computing Resource Management
The major focus of LIS 7430 (CRN 16463), Computing Resource Management, has changed from introducing a general multiple user...
SLIS Faculty Members Publish Article in Library & Information Science Research
Drs. Deborah Charbonneau, Kafi Kumasi and Dian Walster recently published the article "Theory talk in the library science...
SLIS Alum Selected for Inaugural Class of National Digital Stewardship Residents
SLIS alum Heidi Dowding, MLIS '12, has been selected to be part of the inaugural class of National Digital Stewardship...
SLIS Lecturer Receives Individual NDSA Innovation Award
SLIS lecturer, Kim Schroeder, was recognized by the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group awards team...
SLIS Faculty Member Publishes Article on Health Literacy
Dr. Deborah Charbonneau recently published the article "Health literacy and the readability of written information for...
Fall 2013 SLIS Graduate Student Assistantship and New Student Scholarship Opportunities
The Wayne State University Library System and the School of Library and Information Science are pleased to announce the...
SLIS Holds First Regional Digital Preservation Practitioners(RDPP) Meeting
Wayne State University, School of Library and Information Science(WSU SLIS) hosted the first ever Regional Digital Preservation...
SLIS Faculty Member Presents on Community Engagement
Dr. Deborah Charbonneau recently presented a continuing education workshop entitled “Community Engagement 101” at...
Kathleen Roe, WSU SLIS Alum, SAA Vice President/President-Elect
Congratulations to Kathleen D. Roe, WSU SLIS alum and Director of Archives and Records Management Operations at the New York...
SLIS Students and Alumni Honored at Annual Recognition Ceremony
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science held its Annual Recognition Ceremony and reception on...
Fall 2013 Waitlist Now Available
The waitlist for Fall 2013 is now open. Requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis. However, students...
Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale: April 21-28, 2013
Bookstock, the annual used media and book sale that supports reading initiatives across Southeast Michigan, takes place April...
SLIS Faculty Member Publishes Article on Cultural Competence
SLIS faculty member, Dr. Kafi Kumasi, with Renee Hill from Syracuse University, recently published the article "Examining...
Fall 2013 Registration
Fall 2013 registration begins on Monday, March 25, 2013. The maximum credit hour enrollment for School of Library and...
SLIS Alumna Selected as 2013 Mover and Shaker
SLIS alumna, Roberta Bibbins, LibSci '96, has been selected as an American Library Association Mover and Shaker for 2013....
New Course for Fall 2013: LIS 8370
LIS 8370: Multicultural Competence for LIS Professionals CRN 17814 W 5:30-8:15 pm, Purdy Kresge Library –Rm TBA...
SLIS Faculty Member Presents on Collection Development Issues
Dr. Robert Holley recently visited Michigan State University Libraries and Albion District Library to give presentations on...
Spring/Summer 2013 Waitlist Now Available
The waitlist for Spring/Summer 2013 is now open. Requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis. However,...
SLIS Faculty Member and Alumnus Publish Article on NIH Public Access Policies
SLIS faculty member, Dr. Deborah Charbonneau, and alumnus, Jonathan McGlone, LibSci '08, recently published an article in the...
SLIS Welcomes Kim Schroeder to Full-Time Faculty
The School of Library and Information Science is pleased to welcome Ms. Kimberly Schroeder as a full-time lecturer, effective...
Spring/Summer 2013 Registration Begins Monday, Feb. 4
Spring/Summer 2013 registration begins on Monday, February 4, 2013. The maximum credit hour enrollment for School of Library...
SLIS Recruitment Scholarships for New Spring Summer 2013 Students
The School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for...
School Scholarship Applications Due February 15, 2013
SLIS students have until February 15, 2013 to apply for scholarships administered by the School. Students who have been...
Spring Break Internship Opportunity - WSU and NARA Partnership
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science Announces a New Partnership: In conjunction with the...
23 State Library Associations Partner with ALA to Offer Joint Student Memberships
Now through August 31, 23 Chapters (aka state library associations) have partnered with ALA to offer students the opportunity...
Bookstock Scholarship 2013
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce the availability of a full semester...
Four SLIS Students Receive Inbound Marketing Certification
Four SLIS students, Angela Batts, Brianna Daniels, Joanna Sturgeon and Judith Pasek, have earned external certification, with...
Project ALFA Fellow Wins Grant to Fund Laptop Lab
Congratulations to Project ALFA Fellow Christina Golm! She won a grant for $5,500 from the Robert C. Reinhardt Library Fund to...
Recent Presentations and Publications by SLIS Faculty Members
SLIS's faculty has been busy lately! Dr. Joan Beaudoin gave two presentations at the 75th Annual Meeting of ASIS&T in...
School Seeks New Faculty Member
Wayne State University’s School of Library and Information Science seeks a new tenure-track faculty member at the...
SLIS Faculty Member Publishes Article on Women and Aging
SLIS faculty member, Dr. Deborah Charbonneau recently published an article titled, "Readability of Menopause Web Sites: A...
SLIS Alumna Running for WSU Board of Governors Seat
SLIS alumna, Margaret Guttshall, LibSci '03, is running for a seat on Wayne State's Board of Governors. Guttshall worked at...
Dr. Maatta's 2012 LJ Salary and Placement Survey Results are In!
SLIS faculty member, Dr. Stephanie Maatta, published her 2012 salary and placement survey results in the October 15th issue of...
Update: Children's Hospital of Michigan Outreach Program
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science Alumni are partnering with Hip Hop Knit Shop and...
SLISAA teaming up with Children's Hospital of Michigan and Hip Hop Knit Shop to bring sick children books, toys and stories
Calling students, alumni, faculty and friends of the School of Library and Information Science! We are reaching out to our...
Two SLIS GSA Positions Open to New and Current Students for Winter 2013
The School has two Graduate Student Assistantship positions available for the Winter 2013 semester. Both new and current...
Adjunct Faculty Member Invited Speaker at DAM LA 2012
Adjunct faculty member and career services advisor, Kim Schroeder, is an invited panelist at the DAM LA conference titled...
New SLIS Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients Announced
The School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University is pleased to announce the recipients of the WSU...
SLIS Alumna and Faculty Member Article Featured for September 2012
The Informed Librarian Online (www.informedlibrarian.com), selected an article written by alumna Janelle Thomas, LibSci...
WSU National Digital Alliance Student Group Colloquia - Save the Date and Call for Presentations/Posters
Save the Date and Call for Research Presentations and Posters The Wayne State University National Digital Alliance Student...
SLIS Students Create and Present PSA on Digital Fragility
The WSU National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) student group presented their Proof of Concept Public Service Announcement...
Emerita Professor Genevieve M. Casey Dies
The School is saddened by news of the death of Wayne State University Emerita Professor Genevieve M. Casey. Professor Casey's...
Two SLIS Students Receive Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association Scholarships
Students Laura Bollman and Raj-Nitra Pugh are the 2012 winners of the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA)...
Become a Computing Resource Management Expert this Fall
Today’s library operations and services depend on available computing technologies. Being able to understand and manage...
New Human Computer Interaction Course for Fall 2012
Employers are looking for the knowledge and skills that can assess a website’s usability and user experience to attract...
SLIS Welcomes New Advisory Board Members
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to welcome two new members to its Advisory...
Two SLIS Alumni Published in Archival Issues
Two SLIS alumni have published papers in the 2012 issue of Archival Issues! Jessica Miller (MLIS, 2009) has published...
Archival Administration Scholarship Application Now Available
The Walter P. Reuther Library is now taking applications for the 2012 Margery A. Long Scholarship for Archival...
SLIS Assistant Professor Presents Research on Faculty Views of Open Access at ALA
Faculty member, Dr. Deborah Charbonneau, recently presented the paper "Faculty Views of Open Access and Open Data...
New SLIS Scholarship Opportunities
The School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University is pleased to announce four new scholarship...
Spring/Summer 2012 Graduation and ePortfolio Information
Applications for the MLIS degree or certificates must be completed no later than the 4th week of classes in the term you...
Professor Beaudoin Publishes and Presents on Digital Humanities and Visual Literacy
SLIS Assistant Professor Joan Beaudoin has been busy publishing and presenting on issues in the digital humanities and visual...
Bookstock Scholarship Winners Focused on Urban Libraries
Congratulations to Jackson Radish, Alicia Bell, and Zsa Zsa Booker, the three SLIS students who were awarded this year's...
Fall 2012 Waitlist Now Available
The waitlist for Fall 2012 is now open. Requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis. However, students...
Enhanced MLIS Specialization: Health and E-Science
The School is pleased to announce another enhancement to its MLIS specializations. The Health and E-Science Specialization...
New MLIS Specialization: Digital Content Management
The School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an additional MLIS...
Fall Registration Begins March 26!
Fall 2012 registration begins on Monday, March 26, 2012. The maximum credit hour enrollment for School of Library and...
2012 SLIS Career Fair!
The School of Library and Information Science 2012 Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. SLIS students and...
Waitlist now available for Spring/Summer 2012
The waitlist for Spring/Summer 2012 is now open. Requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis. However,...
Metropolitan Detroit Medical Libraries Group Health Sciences Student Award
The Metropolitan Detroit Medical Libraries Group invites all SLIS students to apply for the annual student scholarship award....
SLIS Student Chosen for 2012 ALA Student-to-Staff Program
Congratulations to SLIS student Amy VanSlocum, who was selected as WSU's Student-to-Staff representative at this year's ALA...
Cengage Learning User Experience Manager to Speak on User Experience
Derek Poppink, the User Experience Manager for Cengage Learning, will give a presentation entitled “User Experience:...
Professor Beaudoin Publishes Two Articles
SLIS Assistant Professor Joan Beaudoin has published two articles recently. The first article is titled “Specters in the...
SLIS Alum Endows New Urban Librarianship Scholarship
Read about SLIS alum Michael Wells, MLIS '74, who after retiring this past spring from a 34-year career with the Detroit Public...
SLIS Students Participate in Cengage Learning Evaluation Project
A group of sixty students from the School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) enrolled in the Fall 2011 Access to...
Esteemed Alumnus Angela McKissic Samuels Dies
The School recently received word of the death of esteemed alumnus Angela McKissic Samuels. In addition to receiving the SLIS...
SLIS Augments and Updates its Technology Infrastructure
The School of Library and Information Science recently purchased a new Dell server cluster to replace our previous and outdated...
Dr. Anghelescu Organizes American Contingent at International Symposium
SLIS associate professor Hermina Anghelescu has been noted in American Libraries magazine for organizing the American...
SLIS Students Noted in 2011 State History Award
Congratulations to SLIS Archives students, who received an unofficial “assist” for the 2011 State History Award in...
Archives Program Celebrates 50 Years with Visit From Archivist of the United States
On September 22, SLIS proudly celebrated 50 years of Archival Administration education at WSU with a visit from the Archivist...
SLIS Advisory Board Member Tells Urban Library Success Story
Even with the budgets cut, libraries are still playing vital roles in the economic life of their communities. Just ask Clyde...
SLIS Alum New Ferndale Library Director
Congratulations to SLIS Alum Kate Pohjala, MLIS '95, who has just become the new director of the Ferndale Library. She talks...
SLIS Faculty Member and MLIS Student Publish Joint Article
Dr. Robert Holley and MLIS student, Rosemary Spellman, have published an article titled "An Overview of the Google Books...
SLIS Alumni Win 2011 Michigan Library Association Awards
The WSU School of Library and Information Science congratulates three of its graduates for awards bestowed by the Michigan...
Travel Award Winner Laura Manley Attends 2011 ALA Conference
SLIS student and former ALA@Wayne chapter president Laura Manley attended the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans,...
SLIS Professor Kumasi is Recognized by ALISE
SLIS Assistant Professor Kafi Kumasi and Syracuse University School of Information Studies Assistant Professor Renee Franklin...
Wayne State Welcomes Three New Faculty Members
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to welcome three assistant professors who will...
SLIS and Bookstock Partnership: Student Scholarship Fund
The scholarship fund created by SLIS and Bookstock which supports students enrolled in the University's new Urban Librarianship...
Article by SLIS Student and Professor Receives an Emerald Literati Network 2011 Award for Excellence
The article “Social networking in academic libraries: the possibilities and the concerns” written by student,...
SLIS Annual Recognition Ceremony
Wayne State University’s School of Library and Information Science invites you to help us recognize the accomplishments...
SLIS Diversity GSA Interviewed by South End
On April 7, 2011, The South End, a student newspaper for the Wayne State University community interviewed Crystal Jolly, the...
2011 SLIS Career Fair!
The School of Library and Information Science 2011 Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Students and alumni...
SLIS Alum Named One of LJ 2011 Movers and Shakers
Congratulations to Bob Sisson, MLIS '07, who was named as one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers of 2011 for his work at...
Project Accessible Libraries for All (ALFA): A Unique Opportunity at SLIS
Project Accessible Libraries for All (ALFA) is accepting applications for Fall 2012. Interested persons may apply to either...
SLIS Student Lauren Lincoln to be ALA Student-to-Staff Representative
Congratulations to SLIS student Lauren Lincoln, who was selected as WSU's Student-to-Staff representative at this year's ALA...
SLIS Alumnae Publish New Book on Library Collection Development
SLIS alumnae Holly Hibner, LibSci ‘99, and Mary Kelly, LibSci ‘02, have published a new book on collection...
Winter 2011 Waitlist Now Available
The waitlist for Winter 2011 is now open. Requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis. However, students...
SLIS Alumnus Explains WSU Library Mobile Website
WSU developer librarian and SLIS alumnus, Paul Gallagher, has put together a video about the WSU Library's new mobile website....
December Commencement Information for Online Students
We understand the difficulty many of you experience getting to campus to order your graduation regalia and picking up...
SAA and ALA Student Chapters Tour BGSU Browne Pop Culture Library
By Jennifer Meekhof, SAA President The student chapters of SAA and ALA at SLIS recently toured the Browne Pop Culture Library...
SLIS Alumni Help Create African-American Male Librarians Association
AAMLA Determined to increase the African American Male’s presence in the library field SLIS Alumni Alonzo Hill, MLIS...
Fall 2010 Graduates - Submit Intention to File an Electronic Portfolio by Oct. 20
Students who began their degree program in Fall 2009 or later are required to submit an electronic portfolio as a requirement...
SLIS Student Wins Free SLA Membership
Andrea Kepsel was choosen by the Student Relations Committee of the Sci-Tech Division to receive a free SLA membership...
Emeritus Professor Michael Kerestesi Dies
The School has received word of the death of Emeritus Professor Michael Keresztesi. Dr. Keresztesi was on the WSU faculty from...
Dr. Turrini Publishes Book
By Jennifer Meekhof, SAA President Dr. Joseph Turrini, SLIS Professor and Coordinator of the Archival Administration...
SLIS Alumni Reunion at SAA Annual Meeting
ARCHIVES*RECORDS/DC 2010 is the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government...
ALA@Wayne Plans for 2010-2011
New ALA@Wayne President Laura Manley has high hopes for the upcoming year for the Student Chapter of ALA. As the first step in...
SLIS Student Awarded ALA David H. Clift Scholarship
SLIS student, Laura Manley, has been awarded the 2010 David H. Clift Scholarship from ALA. Named for a former director of the...
Judith J. Field Inducted into SLA Hall of Fame
Judith J. Field, long-time Senior Lecturer for the School of Library and Information Science, was inducted into the Special...
PLG Hosts Public Librarian Panel Discussion
Students sometimes wonder how the ideals that drew them to librarianship will actually play out when they enter the workforce....
Judith J. Field Inducted into SLA Hall of Fame
Judith J. Field, long-time Senior Lecturer for the School of Library and Information Science, was inducted into the Special...
PLG Hosts Public Librarian Panel Discussion
Students sometimes wonder how the ideals that drew them to librarianship will actually play out when they enter the workforce....
SLIS Student Awarded ALA David H. Clift Scholarship
SLIS student, Laura Manley, has been awarded the 2010 David H. Clift Scholarship from ALA. Named for a former director of the...
ALA@Wayne Plans for 2010-2011
New ALA@Wayne President Laura Manley has high hopes for the upcoming year for the Student Chapter of ALA. As the first step in...
SLIS Students and Alumni Honored at Annual Recognition Ceremony
Bernath Auditorium was filled as the School celebrated the accomplishments of its students and alumni at the Annual Recognition...
SLA/SAA Student Groups Tour the Cranbrook Archives
By Nikki Elert The student chapters of the Special Libraries Association and the Society of American Archivists recently held...
SLIS No Longer Offering Courses at MLC in Lansing
Effective Spring/Summer 2010 semester, SLIS classes will no longer be offered at the Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) in...
Alumna Receives International Travel Award
Susan Matveyeva, LibSci '01, is the 2010 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations...
SLIS Adjunct Named New Director at Baldwin Public Library
Congratulations to SLIS Adjunct Faculty Member Douglas Koschik, who has been named the new director for the Baldwin Public...
SLIS Adjunct Elected as ARMA Association Director
ARMA International's Election Management Task Force has announced the results of the 2010 general election for president-elect,...
MLIS Degree Receives Continued Accreditation until 2016
At its meeting on January 17, 2010, the Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association voted to grant...
Winter 2010 Graduation Information
This is a reminder that Applications for Degree or Certificate must be completed no later than the 4th week of classes in the...
Alumna Features Metro Area Libraries in New Television Show
Through her new cable television show, Library Highlights, Rita Sol, LibSci ’06 alumna, is supporting Michigan libraries...
Alumna Selected for ALA Emerging Leaders Program and LITA Sponsorship
Tara Lannen-Stanton, LibSci ‘09 alumna and current Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management student,...
SLIS Alumnae Appear on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show
SLIS alumnae Holly Hibner, LibSci ‘99, and Mary Kelly, LibSci ‘02, appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on Nov....
SLIS Student Receives Scholarship from Midwest Archives Conference
SLIS student, Jessica Miller, received the 2009 Louisa Bowen Memorial Scholarship from the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)....
Winter 2010 Waitlist Now Available
Students may now sign up for the SLIS Winter 2010 waitlist.
SLIS Alumni Receive MLA Awards
Three SLIS alumni were honored at the recent MLA conference for their distingued service in librarianship. The 2009 Michigan...
Michigan Opera Theatre's Library Now Online with the Help of SLIS
Michigan Opera Theatre's Allesee Dance and Opera Resource Library goes live online for the very first time this month, opening...
Students Selected for Association of Research Libraries 2009-2011 Diversity Scholars
Two SLIS students, Anissa Ali and Johnnie Blunt, were selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Diversity Working...
School Seeks New Faculty for 2010
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) currently seeks one new faculty member at the...
SLIS Staff Member Receives Outstanding Service Award
Jennifer Bondy, Academic Services Officer III in the School of Library and Information Science, received the Michigan College...
SLIS Alumna Featured Speaker at Meeting on Disaster Planning
SLIS alumna, Maureen Olle-LaJoie, Head of Library Technology and Circulation at the Chalmer Davee Library at the University of...
Diversity Mini-Summit Keynote Presentations Available
Keynote presentations are now available from the “Library Issues Mini Summit” hosted by the faculty of the Wayne...
SLIS Welcomes Assistant Professor Kafi D. Kumasi
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to welcome Dr. Kafi D. Kumasi as an assistant...
Advisory Board Member's Library Receives $1.2 Million Grant
The Coca-Cola Company has announced it is awarding $1.2 Million to the Robert W. Woodruff Library on the campus of the Atlanta...
Judith J. Field Elected IFLA Division Chair
Judith J. Field, Senior Lecturer in the School of Library and Information Science, has been elected Chair of Division III...
SLIS Establishes Lothar Spang Memorial Annual Scholarship
Wayne State University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) has established the Lothar Spang Memorial...
Accreditation Self-Study Report Available
The MLIS program undergoes its 7-year accreditation review this fall. In preparation for this review, the School has completed...
School Hosts "Diversity Issues" Mini-Summit Thursday, September 24, 2009
The faculty of the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science cordially invites you to attend our second...
SLIS Faculty Member Debra Gearhart Elected as ICRM President
MULLIKEN, Mich. -- The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM), an international certifying body for Records and...
SLIS Faculty Member to Present at ALA
SLIS Assistant Professor Maria Gonzalez will be presenting at the upcoming 2009 ALA Annual conference in Chicago. She will...
SLIS Alumni Receive MLA Professional Awards
MLA recently announced its 2009 award winners for distinguished service in librarianship. Four WSU SLIS alumni figured...
WSU Offers Tuition Assistance Program for Unemployed Alumni
Wayne State University is offering a 50 percent reduction in graduate or undergraduate tuition for up to two classes per...
Alumni Celebrate New School of Library and Information Science
On June 4, 2009 SLIS alumni, faculty and special friends gathered at McGregor Memorial Conference Center for the Spring Alumni...
SLIS Faculty Members Interviewed in American Libraries Article
Michael Lorenzen, SLIS adjunct faculty member and head of reference services at Central Michigan University, and Robert Holley,...
SLIS Honors Student and Alumni Achievements at the Annual Recognition Ceremony
The School celebrated the accomplishments of its students and alumni with over 150 attendees at the Annual Recognition Ceremony...
SLIS Adjunct Faculty Member Publishes Article on Research Literacy in Higher Education
Todd Gilman, SLIS adjunct faculty member and academic librarian at Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library, recently...
Dr. Heinrichs Receives Tenure
Congratulations to Dr. John Heinrichs on receiving tenure and being promoted to Associate Professor! This decision was made by...
School Welcomes New Advisory Board
The School welcomed its new advisory board members to campus at the end of April. A variety of professionals were invited to...
New IC3 Presentation Now Available
A new web-based presentation is now available for students who are preparing to take the IC3 exams. This slideshow covers...
LIS Alumna Publishes Essay in Newsweek
LIS alumna, Eva Gronowska, LibSci ’07, recently published an essay “Reading into the Future” in Newsweek...
Dr. Mika attends LIS Study Tour in Germany
The Goethe-Institut New York, in cooperation with Bibliothek & Information International (BII), organized a study tour for...
Dr. Neavill to Present at Humanities Center Brown Bag Series
Dr. Neavill will present "Bibliography and Paratext: Documenting the Transmission and Reception of Literary Works through...
Course Template Available
The Program has created a course template to help students better plan their schedules. The template lists all the courses in...
SOLIS Partners with Detroit Public Library for Children's Tutoring Initiative
SOLIS and the Children's Library at the Detroit Public Library (DPL) have partnered in a tutoring initiative to assist Detroit...
Students Receive ARMA Detroit Scholarship
James Fisher and Anne Johns, current LIS students, have received the 2008-2009 ARMA Detroit Chapter Student Scholarship. In...
LIS Students Selected for New Career Enhancement Program
Two LIS students, Anissa Ali and Regina Gong, have been selected for the inaugural Association of Research Libraries (ARL)...
Wayne State Creates School of Library and Information Science
The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved the creation of a School of Library and Information Science,...
Online MLIS Program
Interested in earning your MLIS degree online? The LIS Program is now accepting applications to the online program for...
Interviewing Techniques Workshop
The key to a successful interview is to understand what you have to offer and to effectively communicate your skills and...
Program to Host Urban Libraries Council Audio Conference
LIS students, faculty, alumni and practitioners are invited to attend the "Future Savvy: Trend Impacts and Organizational...
Help Welcome New LIS Students to the Program!
The LIS Program invites you to mix and mingle with our incoming Winter 2009 class. We hope you will be able to join us for the...
Area Librarians To Discuss Web 2.0 Technologies
Wayne State student chapters of SOLIS and ALA are hosting an evening with area librarians to encourage practitioners and...
Professor Emeritus Publishes New Book
Dr. Ronald Powell, Professor Emeritus, recently published the book, Convergence and Collaboration of Campus Information...
Researcher to Present Findings on Knowledge Management and Health Care
Dr. Claire McInerney, Associate Professor from the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers, The...
LIS Program Adjunct Professor Publishes New Book on Global Information Inequality
LIS Program adjunct professor and Wayne State University (WSU) librarian, Deborah Charbonneau, recently published the book,...
New Scholarship Honors Retired LIS Professor
Former students of retired Professor Genevieve M. Casey conceived and initiated a new scholarship to honor the woman who did so...
LIS Professionals Share Expertise on Educating Urban Librarians
Nearly 100 information professionals from across the LIS field attended the “Educating Urban Librarians Summit”...
Over 200 MLIS Students Begin Studies in Fall 2008
The LIS Program welcomed over 200 new MLIS students at New Student Orientation on August 21 and 22. Both traditional and online...
Program Welcomes Three New Faculty Members
The LIS Program is pleased to welcome three new faculty members for the 2008-2009 academic year. Dr. Maria Gonzalez,...