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

Schnuer, Susan (Class of 1992) 1 week 6 days ago

Susan Schnuer (MS '92) was awarded a Scroll of Appreciation by the International Federation of Library Associations at the 2015 World Library and Information Conference. The Scroll was given in recognition of Schnuer's distinguished service to the international LIS community. Schnuer is associate director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at Illinois.

Dinnocenzo, Carla (Class of 2015) 3 weeks 5 days ago

Carla Dinnocenzo (MS '15) has accepted a promotion to branch librarian at Lake County Public Library in Merrillville, Indiana, beginning September 2015. She will be responsible for providing teen programming and staffing the reference desk.

Lee, Jin Ha (Class of 2008) 1 month 5 days ago

Jin Ha Lee (MS '02, PhD '08) was named MLIS program chair at the University of Washington iSchool.

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Alumni News

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Alumni Profile

July 28, 2015
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Jason Driver is looking out for the little guys—literally. As an early literacy specialist for Chicago Public Library’s seventy-nine branches, he works with fellow children’s librarians to create programs that support young readers and their families. For more about his professional insights and interests, check out Jason's blog.

Where do you work and what is your role?
I work for the Chicago Public Library in system-wide children's services. In this capacity, I manage grants and outside resources to deliver effective early literacy programs to children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

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