SOIS Student Jessica Rardin Receives Tyler Smith Internship

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Jessica Rardin

Jessica Rardin, a graduate student in the UWM School of Information Studies (SOIS), has been named the Tyler S. Smith Intern at the UWM Libraries.

Funded by SOIS and the UWM Libraries, the internship honors the memory of Tyler Smith, a SOIS graduate and an academic librarian in User Services, who passed away suddenly in 2016.

Rardin has worked in the Libraries’ User Services division since  July 2019, and was chosen for the Smith Internship in acknowledgement of her talent and contributions in the areas of leadership, communication, collaboration and professional curiosity.

Molly Susan Mathias, User Experiences Librarian and Rardin’s supervisor, says that “Jessica’s positive attitude, enthusiasm for librarianship and willingness to help library patrons, other graduate interns, and User Services staff is inspiring to us all.”

Rardin, who earned her undergraduate degree from Beloit College, is on schedule to graduate from UWM with her MLIS in December 2020.