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.
In 2013, Chris Ritzo (MS '09) accepted a senior technologist position at the Open Technology Institute, a unit within the Washington, DC-based think tank, New America, and is now the project manager for Measurement Lab, a global, open source, big-data platform for measuring and studying the health of the Internet. Ritzo says, "M-Lab is an amazing project. We're collecting test data through crowd-sourcing and other means, and it's being used to inform Internet transparency and net neutrality initiatives. I'm also exited to be building tools that public institutions like schools and libraries can use to make data-driven decisions about their networks."
William Gray Potter (MS '75, PhD '84) retired after twenty-five years as university librarian at the University of Georgia. Previously, he worked at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the University of Illinois Library, and Arizona State University.