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.

Class Notes

Zabel, Diane (Class of 1982) 5 days 3 hours ago

Diane Zabel (MS '82) is the recipient of Penn State University's 2015 President’s Award for Engagement with Students. Zabel is the Louis and Virginia Benzak Business Librarian and head librarian.

Lafferty, Konya (Class of 2010) 1 week 1 day ago

Konya Lafferty (MS '10) was elected to the board of directors of the Chicago Association of Law Libraries. She has served as the Chicago branch librarian for the Supreme Court of Illinois since 2011.

Liu, Grace (Class of 2014) 1 week 1 day ago

Grace (Yan) Liu (MS '14) is a business librarian at the University of Maine, where she has worked since July 2014. She received the RUSA BRASS Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award to attend the 2015 ALA Annual Conference.

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Alumni News

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Alumni Profile

April 15, 2015

Look beyond the classroom walls, says Eric Phetteplace, and you’ll find there are lots of ways to expand your educational experience (and you might even get a job while you’re at it). Practicum and work experiences, attending conferences, networking, and getting involved in professional organizations are all great ways to do that. For more tips on working in LIS tech, look for posts by Phetteplace on the ACRL TechConnect Blog.

Where do you work and what is your role?

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