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.
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.
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."
Amy Bader Rachuba (MS '03) has returned to Ripon, Wisconsin where she has accepted a position as the resource services librarian at Ripon College.