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.

  • Swearingen, Christinna (Class of 2019) 1 day 5 hours ago

    Christinna Swearingen (MS '19) recently got appointed as library director for Schreiner Memorial Library in Lancaster, WI.

  • Moreno, Araceli (Class of 2018) 2 days 4 hours ago

    Araceli Moreno (MS '18) presented, "Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens," at the School Library Journal Virtual Summit 2020, which was held on October 24.

  • Miller, Melinda (Class of 2011) 1 day 5 hours ago

    Melinda Miller (MS '11) became an owner of Pixo, a custom software consultancy in Urbana, IL. Melinda is the general manager at Pixo and co-owns the company with her business partner, Jason Berg.

  • Tripathi, Mansi (Class of 2020) 4 days 4 hours ago

    Mansi Tripathi (MS '20) has accepted a full-time offer as a senior data scientist at Target headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

  • Villa-Nicholas, Melissa (Class of 2016) 15 days 4 hours ago

    A paper by Jeanie Austin (MS '09, PhD '17) and Melissa Villa-Nicholas (PhD '16) titled, "Information Provision and the Carceral State: Race and Reference beyond the Idea of the 'Underserved,'" published in the journal The Reference Librarian, was named the winner of the Eighth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest.

  • Austin, Jeanie (Class of 2009) 14 days 5 hours ago

    A paper by Jeanie Austin (MS '09, PhD '17) and Melissa Villa-Nicholas (PhD '16) titled, "Information Provision and the Carceral State: Race and Reference beyond the Idea of the 'Underserved,'" published in the journal The Reference Librarian, was named the winner of the Eighth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest.

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