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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

Love, Lacey (Class of 2012) 1 week 1 day ago

Lacey Love (MS '13) became the new executive director of the Bradford Area (PA) Public Library in October 2014.

Ritzo, Chris (Class of 2009) 1 week 6 days ago

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."

Potter, William (Class of 1984) 2 weeks 2 days ago

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.

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Alumni News

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Alumni Profile

September 18, 2014

Alumni & Friends

A sense of inquiry and enterprising approach to her work makes every day interesting for taxonomist Jenny Benevento. She's found success in her field, working on a contract basis and using her time in between jobs to learn new things and see the world.

Where do you work and what is your role?

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