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 Library School Alumni Association (LSAA) and Beta Phi Mu. LSAA 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.
Rachel Fundator (MS '15) recently joined the Purdue University Libraries, where she will be the information literacy instructional designer. Her primary responsibility will be to work with disciplinary faculty, library faculty, instructional technologists, and instructional designers on IMPACT, a course transformation program for large-scale, typically foundational undergraduate courses. In this role, she will focus on helping faculty integrate purposeful engagements with disciplinary information within their classrooms in order to support student learning.
Gail Yokote (MS '72) served as chair of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine from 2012 to 2016. She is the associate university librarian for collection services at the University of California, Davis.
Sarah Morris Lin (MS '06) was awarded a 2016 Emerging Leader Award by the American Association of Law Libraries. The award recognizes newer AALL members who have made significant contributions to the association and/or law librarianship and who have demonstrated potential for leadership and continuing service.
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Around the world, the ubiquity of social media is growing, but its effects remain to be fully understood. Alumnus Anatoliy Gruzd (@gruzd) explores the impacts of social media on modern life, from interpersonal communication to the formation of political structures, in his research.