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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

Lesak, Annette (Class of 2006) 2 weeks 3 days ago

Annette Lesak (MS '06) began her position as middle and upper school lbrary information specialist at Francis W. Parker School, an independent school in Chicago, in July. She is thrilled for the opportunity to help usher the library program and facilities into the twenty-first century.

Steinmetz, Richelle "Rikki" (Class of 2014) 2 weeks 4 days ago

Richelle "Rikki" (Miller) Steinmetz (MS '14) writes: "I am pleased that GSLIS taught and prepared me to interview and gain employment as a middle school teacher/librarian. Looking forward to the rest of my career and staying in contact with the great people I met through GSLIS."

Henricks-Lepp, Genevieve (Class of 2011) 3 weeks 1 hour ago

Genevieve Henricks-Lepp (MS '11) accepted a position as the library media specialist at Mahomet-Seymour High School. She is finishing her PhD in educational psychology and researches critical thinking as well as librarian leadership.

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Alumni News

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Alumni Profile

September 18, 2014

Alumni & Friends

A 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?

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