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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.

  • Thomas, Lucy (Becker) (Class of 1968) 4 days 2 hours ago

    Lucy (Becker) Thomas (MS '68) retired as adjunct librarian at Santa Barbara City College. Previously, she served as director of the Reeves Medical Library and as a school librarian. Honors include Beta Phi Mu, distinguished member of Academy of Health Information Professionals, and officer of the Faculty Senate. She co-authored, "Making Informed Medical Decisions," with Nancy Oster, a handbook for consumers of healthcare.

  • Bienemann, Margaret (Class of 1976) 6 days 2 hours ago

    Margaret Bienemann (MS '76) retired at the end of January 2020 from the University of Texas Libraries.

  • Noble, Safiya (Class of 2009) 12 days 2 hours ago

    Safiya Noble (MS '09, PhD '12) has been appointed to the Oxford Commission on AI and Good Governance, which was formed by Oxford University to advise world leaders on effective ways to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning in public administration and governance.

  • Scott, Rachel E. (Class of 2007) 13 days 2 hours ago

    Rachel E. Scott (MS '07) was appointed associate dean for information assets at Illinois State University.

  • Davis-Kahl, Stephanie (Class of 1998) 13 days 2 hours ago

    Stephanie Davis-Kahl (MS '98) has been appointed university librarian and copyright officer for the Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University.

  • Miskewitch, Annie (Dougherty) (Class of 2003) 15 days 2 hours ago

    In December 2019, Annie (Dougherty) Miskewitch (MS '03) was appointed by the Board of Trustees as executive director for the Schaumburg Township District Library. Schaumburg Library has three locations just outside of Chicago, IL.

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