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May. 12, 2014

Two GSLIS alumni have recently been elected to national leadership positions, and a third to a national board of directors position.

Ann Campion Riley (MS '77) has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). Her term as president-elect will begin in July 2014, and her one-year term as president will begin in July 2015. Riley is the associate director for access, collections, and technical services at the University of Missouri.

May. 5, 2014

“Graduate school is about expanding the breadth of your knowledge and finding the area in which you also want to achieve some depth.” Andi Ogier received this advice from an advisor and took it to heart. She chose data curation as her area of expertise and found that the GSLIS specialization in that field prepared her for data-focused work in a variety of projects.

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I work at the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, and I am responsible for data management plan consulting, data management and literacy instruction, and data-related informatics projects.

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May. 1, 2014

Graduation is approaching, and at this time of the year, we reflect on those individuals who have made a difference in our lives. New graduates and alumni are encouraged to honor GSLIS faculty and/or staff through the LSAA Tassel Project, which was established in 2011 by the Library School Alumni Association (LSAA) to support the creation of an endowed professorship in the School.

Apr. 23, 2014

Leighton Christiansen’s experience in transportation and the information professions prepared him for work as the single librarian serving the Iowa Department of Transportation. Combined with the skills he learned via the iSchool's Specialization in Data Curation, Christiansen has found himself uniquely positioned to tackle the challenges facing the transportation information industry today. 

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Apr. 16, 2014

As a GSLIS student specializing in data curation, Lynn Yarmey completed an internship at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The position led to a job offer following her graduation, and today Yarmey holds leadership roles on multiple research projects. She will talk more about her experiences as a student and professional during the Data Curation Alumni Panel event on April 22.

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Apr. 14, 2014

Excited about using new technologies and motivated by a desire to connect people with information, Aaron Collie specialized in data curation when he earned his master's at the iSchool. He now gets to do both of these things and more as a digital curation librarian at Michigan State University. Collie will talk more about his experiences as a student and professional during the Data Curation Alumni Panel event on April 22.

Mar. 12, 2014

Library Journal’s annual “Movers & Shakers” list recognizes professionals who are shaping the future of libraries in a variety of ways. The recently released 2014 class of Movers & Shakers includes two GSLIS alumni: Stephanie Davis-Kahl (MS '98) in the "Change Agents" category, and...


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