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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.

  • Austin, Jeanie (Class of 2009) 14 days 2 hours ago

    Jeanie Austin (MS/LIS '09, PhD '17) and coauthor Chelsea Jordan-Makely published an article, "Outside and In: Services for People Impacted By Incarceration," in Library Journal.

  • Kyrillidou, Martha (Class of 2009) 15 days 2 hours ago

    Martha Kyrillidou (PhD '09), research associate at the iSchool, has been engaged by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to lead a feasibility study for transferring the Academic Library survey from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)/National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to the IMLS. The full study will be completed in the fall. NCES collects annual data for academic libraries in the U.S. as part of the IPEDS. IMLS collects annual data for Public Libraries and biennial data for State Library Administrative Agencies in the U.S.

  • Brock, Jr., André (Class of 2007) 1 month 5 days ago

    André Brock, Jr. (PhD '07) has received the 2021 Nancy Baym Book Award from the Association of Internet Researchers for his book, Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures (NYU Press, 2020).

  • Lindenbaum, Sarah (Class of 2013) 1 month 8 days ago

    Sarah Lindenbaum (MS/LIS '13) published the article, "Memorializing the Everyday: The Evidence of the Final Decade of Frances Wolfreston's Life," in The Seventeenth Century (August 2, 2021).

  • Blakeman, Katie (Class of 2011) 1 month 25 days ago

    Katie Blakeman (MS '11) has been elected president of the Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees.

  • Thomas, Lynne (Class of 1999) 1 month 26 days ago

    Lynne M. Thomas (MS/LIS '99) has been selected as a finalist for a 2021 World Fantasy Award in the Special Award–Non-Professional category. She was selected for her work with Uncanny Magazine, alongside her husband Michael Damian Thomas.

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