Alumni & Friends

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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

Flierl, Michael (Class of 2014) 2 weeks 3 days ago

Michael Flierl (MS '14) accepted a position as an information literacy instructional designer at Purdue University. He works in Purdue's IMPACT program, which aims to redesign large classes to make them more student-centered and active.

Barnes, Kristin (Class of 2007) 3 weeks 4 days ago

Kristin Barnes (MS '07) is an instructional designer at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, where she collaborates with faculty from all over the state to design and develop online courses in the Health and Wellness Management degree program. She is also the lead designer of UW-Extension's first massive open online course, called "Dynamics of Worksite Wellness and ROI." Kristin says: "I loved the LEEP program and I am confident that because of it, I was prepared to collaborate effectively from a distance, which has really helped me in my career. I found my love of designing online learning experiences from the usability course, and had a great example to learn from—the LEEP program was an exceptional example of what online education can be. Thank you!"

O'Brien, Nancy (Class of 1977) 3 weeks 5 days ago

Nancy O'Brien (MS '77) is the recipient of the University of Illinois's 2014 University Library Outstanding Faculty Award. She is head of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library and a University Library professor.

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Alumni Profile

October 31, 2014
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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 new challenges.

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