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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.

  • Cloonan, Michèle (Class of 1988) 8 hours ago

    A book coauthored by Michèle Valerie Cloonan (MS '84, PhD '88), Libraries, Archives, and Museums Today, was recently published by Rowman & Littlefield. Her book, The Monumental Challenge of Preservation: The Past in a Volatile World won the 2019 University of Mary Washington Historic Preservation Book Prize. 

  • Lydston, Melissa (Class of 2015) 9 days 8 hours ago

    Melissa Lydston (MS '15) started a new position as librarian informationist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in August. Prior to this position, she worked as the research support librarian at the New England College of Optometry for three years.

  • Ayad, Moustafa (Class of 2009) 14 days 8 hours ago

    Terrorism researcher Moustafa Ayad (MS ’09) was featured in a NPR segment on November 1, in which he discussed how ISIS is using Twitter.

  • Coleman, Anita (Class of 1996) 14 days 8 hours ago

    Anita Coleman (PhD '96) has been named associate professor of bibliography and research and director of library services for the Ernest Miller White Library at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

  • Walker, Tom (Class of 1992) 15 days 8 hours ago

    Tom Walker (PhD '92) has been selected as the associate dean of the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences. He most recently served as the interim dean of libraries and associate dean and director of the Palmer School of Library and information Science at Long Island University.

  • Langston, William (Class of 2014) 14 days 8 hours ago

    William Langson (MS '14) recently started a new position as entrepreneurship librarian at Michigan State University. His weekly contributions include serving as a mentor and resource for students in the research process. He credits Professor Michael Twidale's Entrepreneurial IT Design course as a major influence toward his approach at MSU.

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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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