New Diversity Outreach Graduate Student Assistant!
by Nichole Manlove, MLIS Candidate
Greetings to all!
My name is Nichole L. Manlove and I wanted to introduce myself as the new Diversity Graduate Student Assistant for Wayne’s School of Library and Information Science. I am currently in my fourth semester here at Wayne and am looking forward to the exciting new challenges that the position may bring. To provide a brief background of myself I received my BA in Advertising from Michigan State University in May of 2000. As I mentioned previously I am a LIS graduate student currently working towards my MA in Library and Information Science and soon I hope to become a candidate for the graduate History program. In addition I am working to achieve my certificate in Archival Administration. My ultimate goal is to develop into an Archivist within a museum or special library with a focus on African American History. To assist me on my road to success I am involved with Wayne’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists as the Program Committee Chair, in addition I am currently a volunteer with the Archives Library of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
As the new year comes into focus I am excited to embark upon a new journey and join forces with those of like minds. Through my remaining time here as the new Diversity GSA my goal is to implement the skills, education and training I have received thus far in order to assist the School of Library and Information Science in promoting diversity among minorities within the program and field. In doing so my plan is to seek fresh faces by developing initiatives that will draw attention to the vast array of career/development and scholarship opportunities that are available.
Once again I am looking forward to embarking on a new journey and welcome all who are interested to join me. If there are any questions, concerns, or valuable input, I welcome them all.
Thank you once again, and I wish all of you the best of luck in your endeavors.
Nichole L. Manlove
Diversity Graduate Student Assistant
School of Library and Information Science
Wayne State University
Originally published at The Diverse Library Universe.