Wayne State University

News and Announcements

Upcoming NDSA and SAA events for SLIS students
Two SLIS student organizations are hosting learning events in April and May. All SLIS students are invited to...
SLIS Advisory Board Member Clyde Scoles to Receive Honorary Degree
On Saturday, May 13, Clyde S. Scoles, Director of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and SLIS Advisory Board Member will...
SLIS Alumn and Advisory Board Member Lance Werner Receives 2017 Alumni Award
The Wayne State University Alumni Association has named Lance Werner, MLIS ’04, as one of the recipients of its 2017...
Dr. Gordon Neavill Retires from SLIS
Dr. Gordon Neavill will be retiring from the School of Library Information Science this year, after 23 years of teaching and...
SLIS Tenure and Promotion Decisions 2017
The School is pleased to announce the following tenure and promotion decisions for 2017: Hermina Anghelescu has been...
Half-Million Dollar Pledge to SLIS Supports Urban Library Professionals
The School of Library and Information Science would like to announce, with immense gratitude, that Wayne State University...
2017 Alternative Spring Break Participants Announced!
The School of Library and Information Science is proud to announce the Alternate Spring Break assignments for this year. We...
Student Veronica Johnson Publishes Case Study About Local Historical Collections Online
SLIS Student Veronica Johnson had a case study published in the January 2017 Midwest Archives Conference Newsletter....
SLIS Updates its Program Goals and Objectives
The Wayne State School of Library and Information Science announces an update to its program goals and objectives. The updated...
SLIS Faculty Member, Peter Hook, Prepares for Malta Conference
SLIS faculty member, Dr. Peter Hook, will be traveling to Malta in early February to present at the Observatory for Knowledge...
Wayne State Receives Continued ALA Accreditation
At its meeting on January 22, 2017, the Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association voted to grant...
SLIS Faculty Candidate Visit: Christine D'Arpa Visits January 31, 2017
The School of Library and Information Science is hosting a faculty candidate, Christine D’Arpa, for an on-campus visit on...
Creating the Future: SLIS Strategic Planning Retreat
Educating the next generation of information professionals requires constant attention to changing trends in the field. More...
Student Spotlight: Sandra Svoboda
A love for data and journalism, along with a chance meeting over hot chocolate, propelled Sandra Svoboda’s entry into the...
Faculty Update: Kafi Kumasi
Our Detroit location provides a useful laboratory for the study of urban librarianship. Dr. Kafi Kumasi's research...
Celebrating Phil Mason
Alumni, family and friends came together to laud the wide-ranging work of Dr. Philip P. Mason. Founder of Wayne State's...
A Message from the Associate Dean
Welcome to the second edition of our electronic Connections newsletter! Here are a few fall semester highlights by the...
Digitizing a Legendary Voice: The Ernie Harwell Project
SLIS students hit a home run preserving one of Detroit's most famous sounds. The Ernie Harwell Collection at the Burton...
Cleveland Rocks!
Student Kris Kniffen tells us about her trip to Ohio for the Society of American Archivists conference -- a journey of learning...
Students tour award-winning library
​While much of the SLIS curriculum is taught in an online format, many classes are also taught in a traditional classroom,...
Alumni News: Mark Bowden, MLIS '96
The WSU Alumni Spring 2015 magazine has a great feature story on the Burton Historical Collection at Detroit Public Library,...
SLIS at ALA Annual Conference 2015
SLIS continued its tradition of hosting a booth at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference. This year the...
Talking about teaching: SLIS faculty share pedagogy expertise
It’s never too late to learn from your peers. Ask retiring Professor Bob Holley, who participated in the School of...
School Recognizes Outstanding Students and Alumni
SLIS celebrated its best and brightest April 23 at the Annual Recognition Ceremony held at the McGregor Conference Center on...
Alumni Elected to Mi-ALA Leadership Positions
Congratulations to SLIS alums Paul Gallagher, MLIS '09, and Nancy Beals, MLIS '05, who have both been elected to...