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

Vrbancic, Emilie (Class of 2014) 5 days 19 hours ago

Emilie Vrbancic (MS '14) has been appointed to senior assistant librarian at the University of Washington Libraries. She became the undergraduate experience librarian for Odegaard Undergraduate Library in 2016.

Allen, Beverly (Class of 1987) 1 week 19 hours ago

Beverly Allen ('87) has a book coming out in July 2018 from Routledge entitled Practicing Oral History to Connect University Community.

Affinito, Alessandra (Class of 2018) 1 week 1 day ago

Alessandra Affinito (MS '18) attributes her earning an MS degree to helping her be promoted from a library information assistant to a librarian at the New York Public Library.

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Alumni News

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Alumni Profile

April 24, 2018

Assistant Director of Information Services and Archives Alisun DeKock (MS '07) is the "solo librarian and lone arranger" for Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. She enjoys the variety of her work as a librarian and archivist as well as being around some "seriously fascinating" creatures.
Where do you work, and what is your role?

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Intersections Magazine

Summer 2018
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