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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.

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Class Notes

King, Lindsay (Class of 2008) 4 days 23 hours ago

Lindsay King (MS '08) will attend a conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' Art Libraries Section in August 2014 at the Institute National d'Histoire de l'Art in Paris, France. Her travel will be supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Award for European Travel, awarded by the Art Libraries Society of North America. Prior to that, she will be one of twelve participants in "Beyond the Digitized Slide Library," a Getty Foundation-funded summer institute, held July 28 to August 6 at the University of California, Los Angeles, that will provide digital humanities training for art historians. She is also the 2014 winner of the Celine Palatsky Travel Award, given by the Art Libraries Society of North America New York Metropolitan Chapter.

Trame, Anieta (Class of 2003) 3 weeks 3 days ago

Anieta Trame (MS '03) has been named the Outstanding Reading Educator of the Year (Grades 6-12) by the Illinois Reading Council (IRC). Trame was honored with the award at the IRC conference on March 14, 2014.

Lee, Lesley (Class of 2006) 3 weeks 5 days ago

Lesley Lee (MS '06) has worked full-time for the University of Illinois Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Department in their Borrowing Department since April 2011. She enjoys working with 8 full-time staff members plus over a dozen students to serve Illinois faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and undergraduate and graduate students by filling their book, microfilm, A/V, journal, and article requests by asking libraries across the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Mexico. "It is pretty amazing to handle books loaned from the Library of Congress, the British Library, the National Library of China, and Russia!" she said. "I am impressed by the generosity of partnering libraries as well as authors who often share their publications that we cannot locate elsewhere. All our requests are submitted by computer and managed by powerful software humorously called ILLiad and Odyssey."

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Alumni Profile

April 23, 2014

Alumni & Friends

Leighton Christiansen’s experience in transportation and the information professions prepared him for work as the single librarian serving the Iowa Department of Transportation. Combined with the skills he learned via the iSchool's Specialization in Data Curation, Christiansen has found himself uniquely positioned to tackle the challenges facing the transportation information industry today. 

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