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.
Alyssa (Briggs) Hislop (MS '11) is a project sound recording cataloger for the recently announced Player Piano Project at Stanford University, in the Archive of Recorded Sound.
Myung-Ja (MJ) Han (MS '06) is the recipient of the 2015 Esther J. Piercy Award, given by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services in recognition of contributions to those areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical services by a librarian with no more than ten years of professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership. Han is a metadata librarian and associate professor of library administration at Illinois.
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (MS '94) received the 2015 Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award, given by the Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section. The award recognizes a librarian who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment.
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GSLIS alumna Daylily Alvarez is confident in taking on any challenges that stand between her and her career goals. She recently completed a second master's degree—this one in nonprofit management—while working as an outreach librarian. She plans to continue working closely with community members while advancing to a leadership role.
Where do you work and what is your role?
I am currently a children's outreach librarian for the Chicago Public Library.
What do you like best about your job?
The best part of my job is maintaining the library as a vital part of the community and welcoming community residents into the library—especially when they discover something new about our services.