EE & Kate at Convocation

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.

  • Stenstrom, Patricia Fitzgerald (Class of 1957) 3 hours ago

    Patricia Fitzgerald Stenstrom (MS '57) passed away on July 2, 2019, in Woodlands, Texas. She worked for thirty years at the University of Illinois Library, concluding her career as the library and information science librarian.

  • Terza, Della (Class of 2013) 7 days 3 hours ago

    Della Terza (MS '13) has been named the new executive director of Naperville (IL) Public Library. He most recently served as deputy director of the three-building library system.

  • Magnus, Sawyer (Class of 2018) 1 day 3 hours ago

    Sawyer Magnus (MS '18) accepted the position of assistant archivist at Texas A&M-Commerce and will start in August.

  • Berry, Marcus (Class of 2018) 6 days 11 hours ago

    Marcus A. Berry (MS '18) started his job as a teen services librarian at the Chicago Public Library in June. He currently works at the South Chicago Branch but will be in charge of the YOUmedia space at the Altgeld Branch once the new building is complete. Previously, he worked as a reference and instruction librarian for City Colleges of Chicago at Malcolm X College. 

  • Pilachowski, David (Class of 1973) 7 days 1 hour ago

    David Pilachowski (MS '73) spoke on a panel at the 2019 National ACRL Conference about lessons learning from the ALA/AIA winning Williams College library building. He retired in 2017 after serving as director of libraries at Williams College for 19 years but continues to consult on space planning.

  • Hammerstrand, Kristine (Class of 1979) 8 days 3 hours ago

    Kristine Hammerstrand (MS '79), director of user services for the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), received the 2019 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award from the Illinois Library Association.

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