Graduate Alumni Profiles

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...
Michael S. Gelinne
Electronic Documents Management Specialist
Bayer CropScience
MSLS
1983
In my current position with Bayer CropScience I manage electronic intellectual property for the U.S. Regulatory Affairs Department.  This work involves creating XML-based electronic dossiers used in submissions to the Environmental Protection Agency and...
Michael Habib
Product Manager
Elsevier
MSLS
2006
Michael was recruited by Elsevier in 2008 to develop the business case for a new knowledge sharing, expert profiling and networking product.  He was recruited as a direct result of his SILS Master’s Paper, which was on a similar topic.  In...
Paul V. Gerwe
Solutions Manager
Procter & Gamble
MSIS
1999
Paul Gerwe is developing new processes and approaches for search optimization within P&G's intranet.  The challenges are both significant and different than Internet Search Engine Optimization. "There are many common misconceptions people hold...
Jane Baugh
Librarian, records manager, continuing education coordinator, conflict-of-interest checker
Woods Rogers, PLC Law Firm
MSLS
1979
Since graduating from SILS, I've worked in three types of libraries.  I started at the Virginia State Library (now The Library of Virginia) as a reference librarian right after graduation, and was promoted to head of the reference department after...
Samantha Guss
Data Services & Public Policy Librarian
New York University
MSLS
2009
Samantha started at NYU in July 2009 as Data Services Librarian, a newly formed position in the Data Service Studio, which is a joint ITS and Libraries facility designed to support research involving quantitative, qualitative, and geographic software. She is...
Jennifer Castaldo
Distance Education Librarian
Johns Hopkins University
MSLS
2008
Castaldo works in a department at the Johns Hopkins University Milton S. Eisenhower Library called the Entrepreneurial Library Program.  The department provides sustainable services to external clients to generate revenue to support the library....
Eric Obershaw
Manager of Business Information Services
Morgan Stanley
MSLS
2001
Since 2001, Obershaw has worked in the Business Information Services group at Morgan Stanley in Japan. For the last few years, he has mainly concentrated on tech, media and telecoms industry research.  "Our group has four centers around...
Jennifer Lohmann
Adult Services Manager
Durham County Library
MSLS
2006
Jennifer is the Adult Services Manager for the Southwest Regional Library in Durham, North Carolina. With the help of her staff, she provides information services and programming for a dedicated library community. Many programs Jennifer has been a part of...
David Woodbury
Learning Commons Librarian
North Carolina State University Libraries
MSIS
2009
Currently the Learning Commons Librarian for NCSU Libraries, Woodbury assists with the planning, management, and delivery of services in NCSU's library learning spaces. He also manages student engagement initiatives and programming schema for the Learning...
Mary L. Boone
State Librarian of North Carolina
State of North Carolina
MSLS
1973
Mary L. Boone was appointed State Librarian of North Carolina in November 2005. Prior to coming to the State Library, Mary was a Foreign Service Library and Information Resource Officer with the United States Information Agency and the U.S. Department of...
Erin White
Web Applications Developer
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
MSIS
2009
Erin White joined the faculty of the VCU Libraries July, 2009, right after graduating from SILS. Erin lead the Web team, which manages the Libraries' public Web site, staff intranet, digital collections Web site and mobile Web site. In addition...
Mary Samouelian
Doris Duke Collection Archivist
Duke University
MSLS
2008
Mary Samouelian currently works for Duke University Archives where she is responsible for processing the materials of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives, an 800 plus linear foot collection donated to Duke University in...
Kim Duckett
Principal Librarian for Digital Technologies and Learning
North Carolina State University Libraries
MSLS
2001
Duckett works in the Research and Information Department at the NCSU Libraries, where she leads a team focused on instruction, e-learning, and outreach to undergraduates. Her expertise is focused on support of online learning, instructional technologies, and...
Kevin Cherry
Senior Program Officer
Institute of Museum and Library Services
MSLS
2010
Kevin Cherry is Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the chief source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that...
Larry Alford
Chief Librarian
University of Toronto
MSLS
1977
Larry Alford, the current vice provost for Libraries, university librarian and dean of University Libraries at Temple University, has been named the chief librarian at the University of Toronto. He is set to begin his new seven-year appointment Aug. 1,...
Ketan Palshikar
Premier Field Engineer
Microsoft Corporation
MSIS
2011
Ketan Palshikar was hired by Microsoft Corporation in December 2010 and in February 2011, he physically joined Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) based in Charlotte, NC where Microsoft has a office with around 1000 employees. Ketan is part...
Heather McCullough
Professor and Head of Research Services
J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte
MSIS
2007
As Professor and Head of Research Services at UNC Charlotte's J. Murrey Atkins Library, Heather's work involves delivering solutions within a Web-based, search-intensive discovery system and providing user-focused research and instruction services as well as...