Graduate Alumni Profiles

Name: Alice Campbell
Title: Texas Collection Curator
Employer: Baylor University Libraries
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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 integrating...
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: Aisha Harvey
Title: Head of Collection Development at Perkins Library
Employer: Duke University - Perkins Library
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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 needs,” says...
Name: Barbara Kiehne Younger
Title: Blogger - Writer
Employer: Self-Employed Author
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 1977
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 welcome!) As a...
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: Assistant Professor
Employer: Indiana University Bloomington
Degree: MSLS, PhD
Graduation year: 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. Sugimoto’s...
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
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 early...
Name: Timothy L. Gunter
Title: Vice President, Energy & Utilities
Employer: North Highland
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 and Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor
Employer: 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...
Name: Michael S. Gelinne
Title: Electronic Documents Management Specialist
Employer: Bayer CropScience
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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 the...
Name: Paul V. Gerwe
Title: Solutions Manager
Employer: Procter & Gamble
Degree: MSIS
Graduation year: 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 about...
Name: Jane Baugh
Title: Library Services Director
Employer: Woods Rogers, PLC Law Firm
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 1979
What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS? I had completed a B.A. in English from Mary Washington College (now University of Mary Washington). How has your career progressed since you graduated SILS? My first job was in the...
Name: Michael Habib
Title: Product Manager
Employer: Elsevier
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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 this role, he...
Name: Samantha Guss
Title: Data Services & Public Policy Librarian
Employer: New York University
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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...
Name: Jennifer Castaldo
Title: Distance Education Librarian
Employer: Johns Hopkins University
Degree: MSLS
Graduation year: 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. "The long-...