News / iSchool notable recognized for philanthropic spirit


Elva S. Smith, a professor of children’s services at the Carnegie Library School (the predecessor of the iSchool), was recently inducted into the Cathedral of Learning Society of the University of Pittsburgh.  The Cathedral of Learning Society recognizes individuals who have given lifetime gifts to the University totaling $1 million or more. Dr. Smith, prior to her death, established a trust that has for more than 40 years made regular contributions to both the Elva S. Smith Scholarship Fund and the Elva S. Smith Endowed Scholarship. These scholarships continue to provide financial aid and tuition support for students in the School of Information Sciences.  For more information about the scholarships, or to make a donation to help support them, please visit