Office of Advancement


Alumni and friends invest in GSLIS annually by making gifts to benefit students, faculty, and programs, but what is the return on your investment?

Ask students who benefit from financial assistance for tuition, books, career development, travel, awards, and alumni engagement opportunities. Donor support assists students in need of financial assistance and maintains the excellence of GSLIS’s top-ranked programs (both on campus and through Leep). Thanks to your help, our graduates become leaders in the field who benefit their communities, the nation, and the world. 

We urge you to renew your annual support today.

Advancement news

GSLIS to award first Evans Minority Student Scholarship this fall

The GSLIS Office of Advancement is happy to announce that the School's first G. Edward Evans Minority Student Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2015 semester. Dr. Evans's (PhD '69) goal in making this gift was to facilitate increased enrollment of underrepresented groups in LIS education and the information professions.

In addition to making a substantial personal gift to the School, Evans is calling on the publishers who have benefited from his professional success to contribute as well. Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, has accepted Evans's challenge and made a contribution to the scholarship fund. He is calling on his peers in the field to give as well. Read more.

lori_lindsay.jpg?itok=BOa7aaGO GSLIS awards first Leep student scholarships

Thanks to contributions from alumni and friends, GSLIS was able to award two Leep student scholarships in 2014. Lindsay Keating (MS '14) received an award for the Summer 2014 semester, and Lori Jansson (MS '14) received an award for Fall 2014.

The Leep Scholarship Fund was established by Leep alumna Brooke Johnson (MS '03) and GSLIS Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs Linda C. Smith. Johnson was inspired to create the fund as a way to help other distance students access the Leep online learning program, through which she gained an invaluable network of peers, faculty, and staff in addition to an education that helped launch her career as a library consultant.

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