GSLIS Fall Reunion Scheduled for October

Posted: September 23, 2011

This October GSLIS will hold our first Fall Reunion, a month-long series of on-campus and online events providing opportunities to connect with current faculty, staff, and students. Alumni are invited to attend lectures, hear about current research, interact with students, and engage socially with the GSLIS community.

"This reunion offers an in-depth view of the GSLIS community as well as the opportunity to experience it—through classes, conversations, and activities that offer a variety of ideas and perspectives,” said Diana Stroud, assistant dean for advancement and alumni relations.

Attend a class

GSLIS faculty have opened up over 30 LEEP and on-campus classes to alumni during the month of October. You are invited to attend classes in a variety of topics including youth services librarianship, information organization and access, biological informatics, and community informatics. To view the entire list of available classes and to secure your spot, please complete the GSLIS 2011 Fall Reunion Class Participation Request Form.

Attend a lecture

This month we'll have many opportunities for alumni to hear about current research in LIS. You can attend these lectures in person or access the recorded versions in our archives so that you can listen to or view them anytime you like. Lectures will be recorded and archived on our Lecture Archives page.

Learn about research

Join us on Friday, October 21, for GSLIS in a Flash: Lightning Talks on Current Research. A group of master’s, CAS, and PhD students will present a series of lightning talks on their research in the style of the popular PechaKucha format. Topics include digital storytelling, visual information in public libraries, digital archiving, and juvenile detention center librarianship, among others. The event will take place from 5:00-6:30pm in Room 126. For those unable to attend in person, this event will be streamed live and archived on our website. Check back for more details.

Visit us in person

We're taking the GSLIS Reunion on the road at four professional conferences:

Visit us on social media

GSLIS Fall Reunion Tweet Day

On Friday, October 7, post your alumni updates using the #gslisui hashtag. Be sure to follow along and see what your classmates are up to!


Be sure to like the GSLIS Facebook page. We’ll post updates and links to reunion events throughout the month.

Submit your photos to the GSLISatIllinois Yearbook

We know how much fun it is to flip through an old yearbook, so we’re excited to create a virtual yearbook for GSLIS alumni on Flickr! Just visit the GSLISatIllinois Yearbook on Flickr, join the group, and upload a recent photo of yourself. Be sure to include your graduation year and degree, and let the GSLIS community know what you’re doing now. If you have any historic photos of GSLIS events or gatherings, we’d love for you to upload those as well!