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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.

  • Noble, Safiya (Class of 2009) 11 hours ago

    Safiya Noble (MS/LIS '09, PhD '12) has received the 2023 Miles Conrad Award from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).

  • Alvarez, Barbara (Class of 2012) 11 hours ago

    Barbara Alvarez (MS/LIS '12), who serves as an adjunct lecturer at the iSchool, was featured in an Academic Movers Q&A in Library Journal on November 30.

  • Kuipers, Thomas (Class of 2019) 5 days 6 hours ago

    Thomas Kuipers (MS/LIS '19) is the sole archivist and curator at the Betsy Ross House, responsible for all current and new exhibits as well as maintenance of their collections. He is also a grant-funded archivist for the Woodford Mansion, where he organizes and maintains the mansion's entire paper collection.

  • Stone, Bethany (Class of 1999) 5 days 6 hours ago

    Bethany Stone (MS/LIS '99) was promoted to chief operating officer of the Orange County Library System in Orlando, Florida, in October 2022.

  • Gunnell, Heather (Class of 2015) 5 days 6 hours ago

    In October 2022, Heather M Gunnell (MS/LIS '15) was selected as the new youth services collection management librarian at the Rockford (IL) Public Library, where she previously served as a youth services librarian.

  • Villa-Nicholas, Melissa (Class of 2016) 5 days 6 hours ago

    Latinas on the Line: Invisible Information Workers in Telecommunications (2022, Rutgers Press), authored by Melissa Villa-Nicholas (PhD '16), received honorable mention for the inaugural Labor Tech Research Network book award. Her upcoming book, Data Borders: How Silicon Valley is Building an Industry around Immigrants (UC Press), is available for pre-order.

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.

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