Hi! I'm Mollie, and I'm a first-year MSI student in the Library Information Science and School Library Media specializations. I'm one of the fundraising team leaders for this year's Alternative Spring Break at UMSI. My peers and I will be taking part in projects in Chicago, Detroit, New York City (where I'm going!), and Washington, D.C.
What makes UMSI ASB unique? At UMSI, our motto is "I will change the world." The I refers both to the students in the program who will go on to be professionals, and the information they will use to improve their communities and communities far beyond. Alternative Spring Break provides students with a one-week intensive opportunity to develop their skills in the field of information while also helping organizations that are most in need of their unique skillsets. Students get to work on skills for their future careers, and organizations get the help they need? Sounds like a win-win to me!
Please support our efforts to allow UMSI students to take part in ASB this year.