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

Berger, Sid (Class of 1987) 1 day 6 hours ago

Sidney Berger (MS '87) was the featured lecturer at the meeting sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of America and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America in February 2018. The meeting, in conjunction with the annual ABAA book fair in Pasadena, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Berger spoke on "Frankenstein in the Popular Imagination."

Phillips, Nancy Kim (Class of 2011) 2 days 6 hours ago

Nancy Kim Phillips (MS '11) is the community engagement manager at the Skokie (IL) Public Library.

Bradford, Robin (Class of 2000) 5 days 6 hours ago

Robin Bradford (MS '00) was named a 2018 Mover & Shaker for advocacy by the Library Journal.

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Alumni News

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Alumni Profile

February 19, 2018

iSchool alumna Soraya Silverman-Montano (MS '11) is the 2018 president of the Nevada Library Association (NLA). In this role, one of her goals is to work with library organizations across the state to get their staff involved and active in the organization. Silverman-Montano, head of Youth Services at the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s Spring Valley branch, was named the NLA's Librarian of the Year in 2016 and an ALA Emerging Leader in 2014.

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Intersections Magazine

Winter 2017
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