Graduate Alumni Profiles

Alex Kyrios
Metadata and Catalog Librarian
University of Idaho
MSLS
2011
Alex Kyrios is the University of Idaho's (UI) first-ever Metadata and Catalog Librarian, splitting his time between traditional library cataloging and a variety of metadata projects, from digital collections to data management for...
Elizabeth Morris
Assistant Librarian
Yale Center for the British Art
MSLS
2010
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
MSLS
2008
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
MSLS
2005
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
MSLS
2004
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
MSLS
2011
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
MSLS
1989
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
MSIS
2008
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
MSLS
2001
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
MSLS
1977
Barbara Younger just launched Friend for the Ride: Encouraging Words for the Menopause Roller Coaster: ( http://friendfortheride.com).  The blog is a witty, upbeat view of the Change of Life, with insights for younger women too.  (Men are also...
David Iberkleid
CEO
WhyEquals
MSIS
2010
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
MSLS
2010
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
MSIS
2010
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
MSLS
2005
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
MSLS
1988
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
MSLS
2007
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...
William M. Cross
Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship
North Carolina State University
MSLS
2011
As the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University, Cross leads initiatives to maximize the dissemination and impact of the university's scholarly output and provides guidance and expertise on...
Hannah Rains
Site IT Lead / Client Technologies
BD Technologies
MSIS
2001
Hannah was hired by BD Technologies in July 2001 as an Emerging Technologies Engineer. Since then she has held multiple positions within the Service Delivery organization, and she is now the Site Lead for BDT as well as a core team member of the Client...