Alumni & Friends


We are proud to have an engaged and vibrant alumni community. The powerful relationships forged between faculty and students, and among classmates, thrive long beyond graduation day. Our alumni share ideas, professional opportunities, and graciously offer their time to mentor current iSchool students.

Many of our alumni stay connected with our School and their classmates through active involvement in two professional organizations: the iSchool Alumni Association (ISAA) and Beta Phi Mu. ISAA encourages participation in alumni events and promotes a lifelong connection with our School. Beta Phi Mu is an honor society that recognizes scholastic achievement and offers social and professional programming for its members.

The Office of Advancement is proud to serve the needs of our School's alumni. Contact Jill Gengler, director of alumni affairs, at (217) 300-5746 or

Class Notes

Baldus, Bryan (Class of 2000) 1 week 2 days ago

Bryan Baldus (MS '00) began his position as a consulting database specialist for WorldCat metadata quality, global product management, at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio, on October 9, 2017.

Brackmann, Dan (Class of 2014) 1 week 5 days ago

Dan Brackmann (MS '14) began a position as a reference librarian at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

LeGrand, Samantha (Pernicka) (Class of 2015) 2 weeks 1 day ago

Samantha (Pernicka) LeGrand (MS '15) is a librarian at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque.

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Alumni News

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Alumni Profile

August 29, 2017

Bradley Kuykendall (MS '15) was a "library junkie" as an undergraduate at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Now serving as the reference and instruction librarian at Lincoln University, he is in a position to give back to his alma mater and recruit more students into the field of library and information science.

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Intersections Magazine

Summer 2017
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