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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.

  • Willette, Kerri (Class of 2005) 6 days 4 hours ago

    Kerri Willette (MS/LIS '05) coauthored the "Humans in the Loop" recommendation report from LC Labs, which was recently released by the Library of Congress.

  • Tringali, Billy (Class of 2019) 5 days 5 hours ago

    Billy Tringali (MS/LIS '19) has started a new position as a research and instruction librarian at Babson College in his home state of Massachusetts. He recently published the second issue of the Journal of Anime and Manga Studies, an open-access journal he started while he was a student at the iSchool.

  • Bell, Erin (Class of 2018) 20 days 4 hours ago

    Erin Bell (MS/LIS '18) reports that in 2021 she bought her first car, bought and moved into a new home, and was promoted to library manager.

  • Williams, Mitsuko (Class of 1974) 20 days 5 hours ago

    Mitsuko (Mitzi) Williams (MS/LIS '74) passed away on November 11, 2021. 

  • Ruan, Lian (Class of 2011) 23 days 4 hours ago

    Lian Ruan (PhD ’11), iSchool research affiliate and head librarian at the U of I Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) received a $50,000 IMLS American Rescue Plan Grant Program award for her project, “Experienced-Based Knowledge Management Initiatives to Support Illinois Firefighters’ Dynamic Needs in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The project will gather and add COVID-19 information to the Illinois Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths Digital Image Collection Database (IFLODD) and Response for the Reflections Oral History Project. It also will collect IFSI COVID-19 materials that document the pandemic response and deposit them into IDEALS, the U of I institutional repository, as well as collect Illinois fire departments’ COVID-19 response images and deposit them into the Illinois Digital Archives. The project lasts from November 2021 to October 2022.

  • Stewart, Rachel (Class of 2018) 26 days 5 hours ago

    Rachel Stewart (MS/LIS '18) recently accepted a position as the librarian at the Tolono (IL) Public Library District.

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