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Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Support one of these projects today or give to another area that helps the University Libraries. 

The Information Warrior Journal

The Information Warrior Journal is an exciting new initiative, the first of its kind, a carefully curated, peer-edited student publication. This is yet another example of practical, hands-on experience for students in a fully online program. Associate Professor of Teaching Kim Schroeder commented that “the volume of strong work that would cross my desk was impressive, but my frustration was that I was often the only person who would see this effort. The student-led peer-reviewed journal is a way to create access for the students’ work and introduce them to the peer review process.” 

The initial work of the team of senior editors and now junior editors along with peer reviewers and authors has been a beautiful effort throughout the school. The inaugural issue will be published later this spring. The student editors are working with the University Library System’s publishing arm, which is providing both expertise as well as a virtual home in the university’s Digital Commons.

The senior editorial team consists of student leaders Kirsten Cessna, Melissa Moore, Lindsay Pulsipher, Ginny Schneider, and Hannah Grant. These editors work with faculty advisor Kim Schroeder and an editorial advisory board consisting of both faculty and professionals in the field. This is an excellent opportunity for student authors and editors to gain practical experience in publishing academic research and regularly producing a scholarly journal. Please join the team by supporting The Information Warrior Journal. Gift funds will offset direct production expenses and provide modest honorariums for student authors and editors. 

Thank you in advance for supporting our Information Warriors! 

 Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library - Team Dolly

Wayne State hosts a local chapter affiliate for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, anchored by Wayne State’s University Library System. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) is an international program that promotes early childhood literacy by offering enrolled children ages 0-5 one age-appropriate book every month, delivered to their door at no out-of-pocket cost. Since 2020, all children under age five living in zip codes 48201 and 48202 have been eligible to register for the Imagination Library through WSU's chapter, nicknamed Team Dolly. Raising necessary funds to expand and sustain coverage for the entire city of Detroit is Team Dolly's goal. Funds raised will also be put towards programming and additional resources to support literacy development for children and their caregivers. Our team continues to collaborate with Detroit institutions and organizations. Additional funding, coupled with alliance among DPIL chapters throughout Michigan, will hopefully lead to statewide coverage. A gift of $26 covers the cost for a child to receive 12 high-quality Imagination Library books. This sponsors a child for one entire year in DPIL. Donating to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library this Giving Day will further aid our mission to bring families and communities together through literacy and foster a love of reading in potential future Warriors. Thank you for your support! 

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