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Mar 7 / Allia McCoy

New SIS Diversity Graduate Student Assistant!

Hi my name is Allia McCoy and I’d like to introduce myself as SIS’s new Diversity Graduate Student Assistant! I graduated from Wayne State in 2015 with a B.A. in Media Arts and Studies. I’m pursuing an MLIS degree.I am interested in public libraries and how children learn how to read and gain literacy and stem skills via technology. I am hoping to focus on user experience and children’s services, where pedagogy and technology merge. I am passionate about youth services, as I am a mother myself. I have three children, a daughter who is 6 years old, and two sons who are 4, and 2 years old. My hobbies include writing (music, poetry, stories), reading, dancing and making jewelry and crafts, and of course playing with my kids.

My job is to inform and answer questions regarding Diversity and Inclusion in the school of Information Science. Through our outreach efforts we are increasing diversity with students from underrepresented backgrounds in our student body and in the field of Library and Information Science.I will post scholarship information as I receive it and helpful videos to make your life as a student and your matriculation easier as I navigate graduate school myself.I am looking forward to a great semester! It’s a great time to study information science! …#InformationIsLife!

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SIS Diversity Graduate Student Assistant Allia McCoy.