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 and professional opportunities, graciously offer their time to mentor current GSLIS students, and take advantage of continuing professional development course offerings.

We invite you to follow postings on the GSLIS calendar, learn about topics of interest on the GSLIS Twitter and in Facebook, and stay active in our community forums. In addition, please check our School publications with features of interest to alumni.

Class Notes

Alvarez, Barbara (Class of 2012) 1 week 3 days ago

Barbara Alvarez (MS '12) was awarded the Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA. The award provides $1,250 to a public librarian providing business reference services so they may attend the ALA Annual Conference. Alvarez is a business liaison librarian at Barrington Area Library (Illinois). She was selected for her extensive range of activities in support of the local business community.

Chandler, Katharine C. (Class of 2006) 2 weeks 3 days ago

Katharine C. Chandler (MS ’06), reference librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Department, has been selected to receive the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) / Slavic and East European Section (SEES) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for her project “Whimsical Penwork: The Carthusian Graduals of the Chartreuse de Champmol.” Sponsored by the Walter de Gruyter Foundation for Scholarship and Research, the grant provides €2,500 to support a trip to Europe. The primary criterion for awarding the grant is the significance and utility of the proposed project as a contribution to the study of the acquisition, organization, or use of library resources from or relating to Europe. Chandler will receive the award check during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Berger, Sidney E. (Class of 1987) 2 weeks 4 days ago

Sidney E. Berger (MS ’87) has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) as winner of the 2015 ABC-CLIO Award for the Best Book in Library Literature for Rare Books and Special Collections, published by Neal-Schuman Publishers. This award recognizes books that assist library professionals or information specialists in areas of management, technique, and education.

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Alumni Profile

March 17, 2015

Ruth Riley "instinctively knew" that she was meant to work in medical librarianship. She's built a successful career in academic medical libraries and is now an administrator looking ahead to the changing information needs of medical students and practitioners.

Where do you work and what is your role?

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