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Oct. 31, 2014

meza2_1.jpg?itok=zwBQddQZ What do macaroni and cheese, floral design, and corporate librarianship have in common? GSLIS alumnus Ozzie Meza has found a common thread throughout his career as a librarian and entrepreneur in his strong creative energy, a knack for building relationships, and the courage to take on...

Oct. 29, 2014

Two GSLIS faculty members and two alumni will present at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) on November 6-9 in Toronto. The theme of the 2014 meeting is “Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past.”

Associate Professor Christine Jenkins will chair a session on November 8 titled, “Unequal Access: Censorship and Library Services to Youth,” in which she, Assistant Professor Emily Knox (MS ’03), and GSLIS alumni Loretta Gaffney (MS ’98, CAS ’00, PhD ’12) and Melanie Kimball (MS ’...

Oct. 3, 2014

Haricombe.jpgLorraine J. Haricombe (MS ’88, PhD ’92) has been selected as the new vice provost and director of libraries at University of Texas at Austin. Haricombe currently serves as the dean of libraries at the University of Kansas. She begins her new position February 1, 2015.

“Dr. Haricombe brings to UT Austin...

Sep. 25, 2014

Gillfillan.jpgGSLIS alumna Nancy Gillfillan (MS '66) has been named an Illinois Library Luminary by the Illinois Library Association (ILA). This distinction honors individuals whose efforts have made a significant contribution to Illinois libraries and...

Sep. 18, 2014

JennyB_portrait.jpgA sense of inquiry and enterprising approach to her work makes every day interesting for taxonomist Jenny Benevento. She's found success in her field, working on a contract basis and using her time in between jobs to learn new things and see the world.

Where do you work and what is your role?...

Sep. 4, 2014

hoover_sarah.jpgFor many students of rare books and manuscripts, it's the tangible aspects of the occupation that first draw them in—the look, feel, and smell of paper and bindings crafted in another time. But the work of most professionals in this field blends old and new, using modern resources and technologies to connect today’s...

Sep. 2, 2014

Brian_Outside_smallportrait.jpgAs a master’s student at GSLIS, Brian Wu worked as a data analysis intern at Neustar, Inc. at the University of Illinois Research Park. Since graduating and moving into and...

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