Graduate Alumni Profiles

Susan Teague Rector
Web Strategist and Information Architect
University of Colorado, Denver - University Web Services
Susan joined the Web services team at University of Colorado Denver this past summer. Her responsibilities range from working on a long-term university strategy and governance plan for Web site mobility, to reading about Sharepoint taxonomies, to working with...
Matt Thomas
Web Application Developer
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Matt Thomas is a Web application developer for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). "While I was a student, I worked for AASHE as an intern and part-time employee," said Thomas. "When I graduated, I...
Jean E. Crampon
Science & Engineering Librarian
University of Southern California
Jean went to UNC at Chapel Hill in order to be a librarian with adult researchers and learners, but her first professional position was at a public library as a children's librarian. She then went to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library...
Elizabeth Morris
Assistant Librarian
Yale Center for the British Art
Elizabeth Morris is an assistant librarian at the Yale Center for the British Art. We asked her to answer a series of questions about her new position and how she achieved her job. Following are her answers. How did you learn about the job at Yale?...
Vedana Vaidhyanathan
Science Reference Librarian: Biomedical Sciences and Informatics
University of Chicago
How did I get here? The long story of how I became a medical/science librarian begins with a reference librarian at the Clearfield branch of the local public library in Amherst, NY. When I was 12, my father was put on a list for a heart transplant. I was a...
Marisa Ramirez
Digital Repository Librarian
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Marisa Ramirez is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of the DigitalCommons@CalPoly, a digital repository that provides online open access to scholarship and research produced by Cal Poly faculty and students. She collaborates with...
Butch Lazorchak
Digital Archivist
Library of Congress
Prior to entering SILS in the fall of 2002, I had only a vague idea of the direction that my career might ultimately take. I had very little traditional library or archive experience (my background was in the music industry), but was fairly certain that I...
J. Scott Brownlee
Writers in the Public Schools Fellow
Creative Writing Program, New York University
In my current job, I get to work with two markedly different groups: elementary school students at PS 110: The Florence Nightingale School and undergraduate creative writing students at New York University, where my fellowship as a graduate student provides...
Alice Campbell
Texas Collection Curator
Baylor University Libraries
When I graduated from SILS, I was prepared for either work in an academic or public library.  I have an M.A. in Art History, but I also have a great love of children's literature.  My husband is both an English professor and active in the field of...
Evan Carroll
Lead User Experience Designer and Author
Capstrat and The Digital Beyond
Information Science wasn’t my first choice when I came to Carolina in 2004. In fact, I didn’t even know what Information Science was. Little did I know that I was already designing information systems. I had a keen understanding of technology,...
Aisha Harvey
Head of Collection Development at Perkins Library
Duke University - Perkins Library
Aisha Harvey says that her job is not necessarily as traditional as it may sound.  “As information seeking behavior is changing with the advancement of eReaders, eBooks and platforms, so too is collection development evolving to meet those new...
Barbara Kiehne Younger
Blogger - Writer
Self-Employed Author
Barbara Younger just launched Friend for the Ride: Encouraging Words for the Menopause Roller Coaster: (  The blog is a witty, upbeat view of the Change of Life, with insights for younger women too.  (Men are also...
David Iberkleid
David Iberkleid is an entrepreneur and a recent graduate of the MSIS program at SILS. David says that while at SILS, the school provided four key ingredients he needed to start his own business: The capacity to stay on top of future trends yet...
Cassidy R. Sugimoto
Assistant Professor
Indiana University Bloomington
Cassidy R. Sugimoto is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University Bloomington. She received the ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation award for her dissertation on mentoring, collaboration and interdisciplinarity in LIS doctoral studies...
Lina Huang
Software Developer
Research In Motion
After graduating from college in China, in August 2008 I came to SILS with the dream of becoming a user experience professional. I was fortunate enough to receive the CALA scholarship which supported me financially during my first year of education...
Maureen Barry
Librarian for First-Year & Distance Learning Services
Wright State University - Dayton, Ohio
Maureen started her career at Wright State University a month after graduating from SILS in 2005. She started as a collection development, reference and instruction librarian before becoming Librarian for First-Year & Distance Learning Services in...
Timothy L. Gunter
Vice President, Energy & Utilities
North Highland
I was one of the first students to go through the information science track in the late 1980's and I could not have had a better educational grounding for my career in consulting and information technology. I learned how to turn data into information, analyze...
Karen Sobel
Research and Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor
University of Colorado at Denver
How did I get here? I ended up at CU-Denver pretty much by chance. In 2007 when I went on the job market, the economy was headed downhill. My husband and I needed to make sure that we both had jobs lined up before we moved anywhere. Denver was the first place...