Alumni & Friends


We are proud to have an engaged and vibrant alumni community. The powerful relationships forged between faculty and students, and among classmates, thrive long beyond graduation day. Our alumni share ideas, professional opportunities, and graciously offer their time to mentor current iSchool students.

Many of our alumni stay connected with our School and their classmates through active involvement in two professional organizations: the iSchool Alumni Association (ISAA) and Beta Phi Mu. ISAA encourages participation in alumni events and promotes a lifelong connection with our School. Beta Phi Mu is an honor society that recognizes scholastic achievement and offers social and professional programming for its members.

The Office of Advancement is proud to serve the needs of our School's alumni. Contact Jill Gengler, director of alumni affairs, at (217) 300-5746 or

Class Notes

Roberts, Sarah T. (Class of 2014) 4 weeks 1 day ago

Sarah T. Roberts (PhD '14) has been named a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Roberts joins thirty other Carnegie Fellows from across the nation and will receive a $200,000 stipend from the Carnegie Corporation in support of her work.

LaChance, William (Class of 2016) 1 month 5 days ago

Will LaChance (MS '16) (and his three animal children) moved to St. Louis and accepted a position as assistant branch manager at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library.

Austin, Jeanie (Class of 2017) 1 month 1 week ago

Jeanie Austin (PhD '17) joined the newly formed Jail & Reentry Services program with San Francisco Public Library. In this capacity, they will provide direct library services within San Francisco jails as well as link recently released patrons to library resources.

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Alumni News

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Alumni Profile

April 24, 2018

Assistant Director of Information Services and Archives Alisun DeKock (MS '07) is the "solo librarian and lone arranger" for Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. She enjoys the variety of her work as a librarian and archivist as well as being around some "seriously fascinating" creatures.
Where do you work, and what is your role?

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Intersections Magazine

Winter 2017
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