Graduate Alumni Profiles

Name: Col. David J. Parramore
Title: Army Medicine Chief Technology Officer, Health Services Information Systems Management Consultant to the Army Surgeon General
Employer: Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Degree: MSIS
Graduation year: 2002
Colonel Dave Parramore is the Chief Technology Officer for a $10 Billion healthcare business which cares for more than 3.95 million beneficiaries -- active-duty members of all services, retirees and their family members. Future technology leader for eight...
Name: Joan Petit
Title: Communications & Outreach Librarian, Associate Professor
Employer: Portland State University Library - Portland, OR
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 2006
Few would think to go to Portland, Oregon, by way of Cairo, but Joan Petit (MSLS ’06) took precisely that path. After graduating from SILS, Petit followed her enthusiasm for reference and instructional librarianship to the American University in Cairo (AUC),...
Name: Anuj Sharma
Title: Business Analyst
Employer: Chevron Energy Technology Corporation
Degree: MSIS
Graduation year: 2006
Anuj Sharma is a proud MSIS graduate of the class of 2006. "After graduating from the SILS MSIS program in 2006, I obtained a job at the Chevron Corporation," said Anuj. "The company was starting an Information Management Center of Excellence and the leaders...
Name: Emily Guhde
Title: Director of Library Assesment
Employer: Georgetown University Library
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 2012
What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS? I had worked in public and academic libraries for about a decade before attending SILS. I made the decision to get my library degree because I enjoyed my work, but I realized that I...
Name: Beth Morris
Title: Assistant Librarian
Employer: Yale Center for the British Art
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 2010
What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS? BA Fine Art, Elon University, 2006 Circulation Desk Attendant, Elon University Belk Library, 2003-2006 Enrollment Support Advisor, Broadreach Inc., 2007-2008 How has your career...
Name: Vedana Vaidhyanathan
Title: Science Reference Librarian: Biomedical Sciences and Informatics
Employer: University of Chicago
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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...
Name: Marisa Ramirez
Title: Digital Scholarship Services Librarian
Employer: California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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...
Name: Butch Lazorchak
Title: Digital Archivist
Employer: Library of Congress
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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...
Name: J. Scott Brownlee
Title: Admissions Counselor
Employer: Wharton MBA Program for Executives
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 2011
What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS? I had majored in English at UT-Austin and had looked at going into secondary education before deciding work in libraries might be more rewarding and interesting professionally based...
Name: Evan Carroll
Title: Author, Keynote Speaker, and Marketing Technologist
Employer: Evan Carroll and Associates
Degree: BSIS, MSIS
Graduation year: 2012
When I first came to Carolina in 2004, I hadn’t heard of Information Science. Little did I know that I was already designing information systems. I had a keen understanding of technology, but always in the sense of how it could help people work smarter. In...
Name: David Iberkleid
Title: CEO
Employer: WhyEquals
Degree: MSIS
Graduation year: 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 solve current...
Name: Cassidy R. Sugimoto
Title: Associate Professor
Employer: Indiana University Bloomington
Degree: MSLS, PhD
Graduation year: 2010
Cassidy R. Sugimoto (PhD '10) is an associate professor at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington. She conducts research within the domain of scholarly communication and scientometrics, examining the formal and informal ways...
Name: Lina Huang
Title: Software Developer
Employer: Research In Motion
Degree: MSIS
Graduation year: 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 in the...
Name: Maureen Barry
Title: Librarian for First-Year & Distance Learning Services
Employer: Wright State University - Dayton, Ohio
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 2005
What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS? I studied sports marketing as an undergraduate at Bowling Green State University ('99). After graduation, I moved to North Carolina and worked as an administrative assistant while...
Name: Timothy L. Gunter
Title: Partner
Employer: KPMG
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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...
Name: Karen Sobel
Title: Research & Instruction Librarian for Art, Architecture, Music, and Urban Planning
Employer: Auraria Library, University of Colorado at Denver
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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...
Name: William M. Cross
Title: Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship
Employer: North Carolina State University
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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 copyright policy...
Name: Hannah Rains
Title: Site IT Lead / Client Technologies
Employer: BD Technologies
Degree: MSIS
Graduation year: 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...