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

Stephenson, Graham (Class of 2014) 20 hours 32 min ago

Graham Stephenson (MS '14) has accepted a full-time position as electronic resources & systems librarian at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago.

Williams, Alissa (Class of 2007) 1 week 1 day ago

In May 2015, Alissa Williams (MS '07) was appointed director of the Morton (IL) Public Library District after spending seven years as assistant director of the Pekin Public Library.

Powell, Patricia Hruby (Class of 1994) 1 week 4 days ago

Patricia Hruby Powell's (MS '94) middle grade picture book Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Chronicle Books 2014) won a Boston Globe Horn Book Nonfiction Honor (2014), International Ragazzi Nonfiction Honor (2014), Parent’s Choice Gold for Poetry (2014), Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor (2015), and Robert F. Sibert Nonfiction Honor (2015), among other awards (see Loving vs Virginia (Chronicle), a documentary novel for young adults, will be released in March 2016.

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Alumni News

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Alumni Profile

April 15, 2015

Look beyond the classroom walls, says Eric Phetteplace, and you’ll find there are lots of ways to expand your educational experience (and you might even get a job while you’re at it). Practicum and work experiences, attending conferences, networking, and getting involved in professional organizations are all great ways to do that. For more tips on working in LIS tech, look for posts by Phetteplace on the ACRL TechConnect Blog.

Where do you work and what is your role?

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