Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Support one of these projects today or give to another area that helps the School of Information Sciences.
Michael Wells Digital Librarianship Endowed Scholars Fund
With support from this scholarship, School of Information Sciences student Katie Okonowski had the unique opportunity in 2019 to process part of the Reuther Library’s UAW collection. Her completed projects are now available to the public as digital exhibits that will be available for generations to come. She was the first student to receive the award, named in honor of alumnus Michael Sullivan Wells, former president of UAW Local 2200. TODAY ONLY, your gift is doubled when you choose to support the Michael Wells Digital Librarianship Endowed Scholars Fund. Dean Jon E. Cawthorne is matching donations dollar for dollar up to $1,000 to this fund that aims to preserve UAW and Damon J. Keith collections utilizing digital technologies. Click here to read about Katie Okonowski, the first recipient of the Michael Wells Scholarship.
Alternative Spring Break
The School of Information Sciences' Alternative Spring Break is a competitive program in which participants are paired with one of the country's premiere information organizations for an intensive week-long internship that aligns with the student's area of interest. Since the program's inception, students have worked at a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian, Library of Congress and several presidential libraries throughout the country. The program provides students with hands-on experience, networking, and sometimes job opportunities, that can make a huge difference as students graduate and transition to the work force.
Library and Information Sciences Alumni Scholarship
Support the efforts of graduate students pursuing a Library and Information Science degree to meet the needs of their local and global communities. This scholarship fund works to promote librarianship as a career and was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and to provide assistance to graduate students in financing their education in the School of Information Sciences.
Wayne State faculty and staff can give via payroll deduction here.