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, professional opportunities, and graciously offer their time to mentor current GSLIS students.
Many of our alumni stay connected with our School and their classmates through active involvement in two professional organizations: the Library School Alumni Association (LSAA) and Beta Phi Mu. LSAA encourages participation in alumni events and promotes a lifelong connection with our School. Beta Phi Mu is an honor society that recognizes scholastic achievement and offers social and professional programming for its members.
Virginia Ruth Weiser (MS '67) passed away on January 3, 2016, at her home in Santa Barbara, California. Weiser enjoyed a successful career as a teacher and librarian. She earned a bachelor's degree in home economics at Hunter College in 1947 and a master's degree in food and nutrition at Michigan State University in 1949. After teaching at several universities, she completed her master’s at GSLIS in 1967. She went on to work as a librarian at the Biomedical Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, and later as the life sciences librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She retired in 1991.
Anne Wells (MS '12) accepted a position as audiovisual archivist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in November 2015.
Chad Kahl (MS '98), interim associate dean for public services and information technology at Illinois State University, has been awarded the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.
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Passionate about technology and artistic expression, GSLIS alumna Taylor Kirch finds inspiration at Pandora, where she uses her skills to bring music to the world.