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.

  • Mody, Nisha (Class of 2017) 9 hours ago

    Nisha Mody (MS '17) has been named interim associate director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region.

  • Correa, Dale (Class of 2019) 9 hours ago

    The Rare Book School has selected Dale Correa (MS '19) to be part of an inaugural cohort of fifteen Andrew W. Mellon Fellows for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage. Fellows will participate in a three-year program that includes an orientation, Rare Book School coursework, community symposia, and other activities relating to multicultural collections and trainings.

  • Qin, Jian (Class of 1996) 9 hours ago

    Jian Qin (PhD '96) has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA).

  • Urberg, Michelle (Class of 2016) 1 day 4 hours ago

    Michelle Urberg (MS '16) received an Early Career Fellowship from the Society for Scholarly Publishing in May 2020.

  • Bolton , Darnetta (Class of 2019) 5 days 4 hours ago

    Darnetta Bolton (MS '19), youth services reference librarian at the Orland Park (IL) Public Library, is the recipient of the Illinois Library Association's 2020 Robert P. Doyle Conference Grant for Support Staff, which is presented by the ILA Reaching Forward Forum. 

  • Caragher, Kristyn (Class of 2014) 5 days 4 hours ago

    Kristyn Caragher (MS '14, CAS '16) is serving on the new Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework Task Force. The task force is a joint initiative of the Association of College and Research Libraries; Association of Research Libraries; American Library Association's Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services; and Public 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

  • Summer 2018
  • Winter 2017

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