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Nov. 25, 2013

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee have awarded the 2014 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship to Natalie Ziarnik.

Nov. 12, 2013

A relocation to Portland, Maine required Elizabeth Pope (MS ’09) to get creative with her job search, but the skills she gained at GSLIS allowed her to find her current position at a nonprofit research company.

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Nov. 8, 2013

Five GSLIS alumni have been selected to participate in the American Library Association’s 2014 class of Emerging Leaders.

Nov. 1, 2013

With a background in nonprofits and a passion for keeping the web open and accessible, Gemma Petrie has put the skills she gained at GSLIS to good use in her job as a user experience researcher for Mozilla.

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I work at Mozilla as a user experience researcher. It is my job to learn about the goals and challenges faced by the people we serve and to share those insights so that we can create better products.

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Oct. 28, 2013

For someone with a background in medieval literature and bibliography, as well as a love of books and paper, pursuing a degree in library and information science seems like a natural choice. In the case of Sidney Berger (MS ’87), GSLIS adjunct professor, a degree from GSLIS followed nearly 20 years of working as a professor, author, and rare book expert.

Oct. 2, 2013

Christopher Cook (MS ’06, CSC ’07) fulfilled one of his professional goals this summer with the publication of his first peer-reviewed book, Incunabula in the Westminster Abbey and Westminster School Libraries. Published in June 2013 by the Bibliographical Society, this work represents the most comprehensive and detailed review of the Abbey’s collection of incunabula. “It is a great relief to see the book in print, and I wouldn’t have believed it was finished unless I held a copy in my hand,” Cook said of bringing his work to fruition.

Sep. 26, 2013

Brian Flota (MS '13) is the focus of a recent Illuminate Illinois feature by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Illinois Chapter. He recently was hired as the English librarian at James Madison University. In the interview with SLA, Flota discussed how his previous experience as a PhD student in English influenced his decision to pursue a degree at GSLIS and a career in LIS:

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