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Archive for May, 2012

Wayne State School of Library and Information Science announces new scholarship opportunities for fall 2012

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) recently announced four new scholarship opportunities for students starting the program in the 2012 fall semester. The deadline for all applications is July 1.

The Lothar Spang Memorial Scholarship
(slis.wayne.edu/spang_scholarship.php)
The Lothar Spang Memorial Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship (36 credits) for a master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS) to a student starting in the fall 2012 semester. The scholarship is provided in honor of Lothar Spang, a long-time Wayne State librarian who had a special interest in children, young adults and urban, underserved communities. This full scholarship is funded by the generosity of Spang’s widow, Jean Spang, as well as Lothar’s many friends and colleagues at the University.

The full tuition award is designed to support 36 credits of graduate credit for a student with extreme financial need who demonstrates career plans to serve as a public librarian or school media specialist in an underserved, urban community in the Detroit metropolitan area.

WSU Library Fellow (slis.wayne.edu/wsu_fellow_application.php)
This fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship (36 credits) for an MLIS degree, annual $15,000 stipend and health insurance to a student starting in the fall 2012 semester. The fellow will work 20 hours per week alongside library professionals across the Wayne State Library System. He or she will be exposed to a wide range of professional library work activities and projects.

SLIS Recruitment Scholarship (slis.wayne.edu/recruitment_scholarship.php)
The SLIS Recruitment Scholarships are competitive, merit-based awards targeted for new MLIS students who intend to enroll in the School during the 2012-2013 academic year. The School’s goal is to recruit high achieving, motivated students who will contribute to the SLIS learning community both on-campus and online. The awards will cover two LIS courses.

Judith J. Field Scholarship (slis.wayne.edu/field_scholarship.php)
The Judith J. Field Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship (15 credits) for a graduate certificate in library and information science to a student starting in the fall 2012 semester. Eligible certificates include the Graduate Certificate in Arts and Museum Librarianship and the Graduate Certificate in Urban Librarianship. Judith J. Field, a long-time faculty member in the School, funds this special scholarship. The full tuition award is designed to support 15 credits of study for a student who has demonstrated a penchant for innovation, creativity, and “out of the box” thinking during his/her career to date.

For more information on applying to the School of Library and Information Science, please see: slis.wayne.edu/admissions/index.php

2011 Annual Report

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

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Stop by the UGL to hang out and study on our new MySpot furniture on the 2nd floor!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

More welcoming than a study carrel but much more private than a table, the UGL now boasts several new MySpot study chairs. The MySpot 4-Spot is a funky new take on traditional library furniture that allows users to individually study, read or work on a laptop, thanks to newly installed electrical outlets. The comfortable chairs create an inviting, friendly space to sit down and settle in for a long night of studying. To give them a try, stop by the second floor of the UGL– they’re located just beyond the stairs.