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Alumni Engagement

As an iSchool graduate, you have reason to celebrate. Not only are you prepared for an exciting and fulfilling future, you have lifelong connections to a dynamic community. Through these connections, you'll have opportunities to maintain relationships with faculty and classmates, broaden your professional network, mentor current students, and remain engaged with the iSchool long after graduation day.

Keep in touch

We always are interested in learning about your career and life accomplishments. Please take the time to update your contact information and/or share a Class Note with news of your recent publications, awards, marriages, retirements, moves, promotions, and birth announcements by using our Alumni Update Form.

  • Williams, Sherry (Class of 2019) 4 hours ago

    Sherry Williams (MS/LIS '19), president and founder of the Bronzeville Historical Society, has received the MOSAIC Award from the Chicago Cultural Alliance in the category of Outstanding Community Leader. The award is given to worthy "community, institutional, and civic leaders who have invested in and engaged Chicago’s cultural communities in dynamic ways."

  • Caroline, Nappo (Class of 2008) 6 days 4 hours ago

    Christine D'Arpa (MS/LIS '06, PhD '17) and Caroline Nappo (MS/LIS '08, PhD '15) co-presented "The Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project: Reappraising the Literature of Library Work and the WPA" at the Library History Seminar XIV on June 10, 2021. 

  • Christine, D'Arpa (Class of 2006) 6 days 4 hours ago

    Christine D'Arpa (MS/LIS '06, PhD '17) and Caroline Nappo (MS/LIS '08, PhD '15) co-presented "The Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project: Reappraising the Literature of Library Work and the WPA" at the Library History Seminar XIV on June 10, 2021. 

  • Shuler, Elizabeth Griggs (Class of 1979) 6 days 4 hours ago

    Elizabeth Griggs Shuler (MS/LIS '79) retired from Selmaville School in Salem, Illinois, after 34 1/2 years as a librarian and classroom teacher.

  • Dapier, Jarrett (Class of 2015) 7 days 4 hours ago

    Jarrett Dapier (MS/LIS '15) has written a children's book called Mr. Watson’s Chickens that is being published by Chronicle Books with a release date of October 5, 2021.

  • Noble, Safiya (Class of 2009) 15 days 4 hours ago

    Safiya Noble  (MS/LIS '09, PhD '12) has been appointed to the advisory committee for the Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS) at MIT Libraries.

Stay connected with News & Notes

News & Notes is the monthly e-newsletter for iSchool graduates. It's a great way to keep up with the activities of your former classmates, learn about School news, and browse upcoming events, many of which are available to alumni at a distance.

Read our alumni magazine, Intersections

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Show your iSchool pride!

The Illini Union Bookstore has an online store for official iSchool merchandise. Items for sale include iSchool polo shirts in orange and navy, a blue t-shirt and crew-neck sweatshirt, a tumbler, and a coffee mug. Shipping is available.

We're here to help. Have an idea to share, a question to ask, or news to report? Our Office of Advancement is here to serve the needs of our iSchool alumni.

Jill Gengler, Director of Alumni Affairs
Jill Gengler, Director of Alumni Affairs