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iSchool Alumni Chapter

Mission Statement

The mission of the iSchool Alumni Association Chapter is to promote and support the College of Information Studies, encourage academic and professional prominence, facilitate career development, inspire a spirit of loyalty, foster connections and a network of Maryland iSchool graduates from all our degree programs in pursuit of excellence, public service and innovation.

If you would like to volunteer to serve this chapter, have questions or comments about the chapter, would like to engage with fellow alumni, faculty or students, wish to support the iSchool and our academic mission, please contact Larry Liff at

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iSchool Alumni Chapter Annual Meeting, 2015

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The iSchool Alumni Chapter Board

Pat has been providing professional library services for DC Public Schools for over 11 years. For the past five years, she has lead 126 public school libraries and their communities through a reform effort as the Manager of Library Services for DC Public Schools.

  • President: Patricia Brown, MLS 2007

    Pat has been providing professional library services for DC Public Schools for over 11 years. For the past five years, she has lead 126 public school libraries and their communities through a reform effort as the Manager of Library Services for DC Public Schools.

  • Past President: Linda Williams, MLS 1977

    A graduate of the University of Maryland iSchool, J. Linda Williams was the Coordinator of Library Media Services Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Annapolis, MD before her retirement last year. Her career has included being an English and Social Studies teacher, a building level library media specialist K-12, working at the Maryland State Department of Education as a consultant in Library Media and Instructional Technology, and as Supervisor in Library Media in Prince George’s County prior to working in Arundel County.

    An active member of the American Library Association, Ms. Williams most recently served on the ALA Executive Board, Finance & Audit Committee Council, and as Co-Chair of the ALA 15x15 Planned Giving Committee. She has also been active in the American Association of School Librarians Division, as Past President. She currently serves on the Citizens for Maryland Libraries Board and the iSchool Alumni Association Board.

  • Vice President: Victoria Wilder
  • Secretary: Victoria Weaver, 2005
    Victoria WeaverVictoria (Tori) Weaver is a MIM alumna from the class of 2005.  At such time, Tori was the Director of Information Technology for The Washington Post Company (TWPC) responsible for the IT operations and innovation within the corporate office and other business units.  After her 19 year-long career with TWP, she decided to put her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Bowie State University (2002) and her Master’s of Information Management from UMD (2005) to excellent use and became an entrepreneur.   
    In 2006, Tori formed a Business and IT consulting company assisting private firms and government (most notably the Department of State, Department of the Interior, and Department of Defense) with strategic IT goals, objectives, planning, and execution.  “Information is everywhere but if you don’t know how to manage it effectively, you are at a disadvantage. The training and preparation I received at the iSchool was priceless”.
    When Tori is not running her company or networking, she finds time for volunteering at – a technology non-profit and offering to speak to/mentor youth as well as students (including iSchool Capstone students).  “I look for ways to always be of service and am thrilled to have this opportunity to sit on the alumni board and serve my alma mater”.
  • Treasurer: Deirdre Clarkin, Treasurer, 1980

    Deirdre (Dee) Clarkin is currently Head, Collection Access Section at the National Library of Medicine, NIH. In that role she is responsible for NLM's Interlibrary Loan Program of almost a quarter of a million requests each year and also for providing access to NLM's collection to scholars and researchers through its public Reading Room. Prior to her work with NLM, Dee was a Senior Reference Librarian with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Library for 12 years. She also has extensive legal research experience from positions with Georgetown University's Law Center Library and a private law firm. She graduated with a MLS from the iSchool in 1980 and is currently working on her MBA from the University of Maryland University College. Dee is excited to be serving as Treasurer to the newly activated iSchool alumni chapter.

  • Young Alumni Officer: Kristina Elliott , 2014

    Kristina Elliott is a 2014 MLS alumna. She is currently an Associate Information Specialist for, part of the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health. She is the first librarian on the staff, and brings skills related to information organization, dissemination, outreach, and user services to the world’s largest registry and results database of clinical trials.

    After graduating from the iSchool, she was a 2015-2016 National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, and worked on several projects related to information policy, legislation, and access.

    While earning her MLS, Kristina was a Graduate Assistant in the iSchool. Before beginning the program, she worked for a software company as a researcher, writer, and editor. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park.

    Kristina is continually impressed with the work her fellow Maryland iSchool alumni are doing, and she hopes to ignite the Alumni Chapter with an active base of innovative recent alumni who are reinventing the title of “information professional.”

  • Member At Large: Ashwin Saboo, MIM 2009

    Ashwin Saboo works as a Market Research Analyst with ANGARAI. He is primarily responsible for conducting comprehensive market research and exploring business development opportunities and identifying teaming partners.

    Ashwin also represents ANGARAI at different networking events, knowledge base marketing programs and has been a part of Business Trade Missions to Brazil with Maryland Governor

    Mr. Martin O'Malley, to China with Prince George's County Executive Mr. Rushern Baker, and to India by the US India Business Council and Prince George’s County in Maryland. His constant endeavor is connecting and networking with people to find great partners for ANGARAI.

    He holds a B.S in Information Technology from University of Pune in India and a Master's degree in Information Management from the University of Maryland. He is also a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

  • Member At Large: Joyce Tenney, 1983

    Joyce Tenney is an Associate Director at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, UMBC.  Her responsibilities include management of the Serials, Circulation and Media departments.  This includes license negotiation and continuing resource acquisition, management and issues relating to access services.  She received her MLS from the College of Information Studies in 1983 and a BA in Ancient Studies from UMBC.  She has been active in NASIG for over 25 years, and is currently serving as President of that organization.

  • Member At Large: Aimee Mui, 2010

    Aimee Mui has a Masters in Library Science (2010) and holds a Bachelors degree in Communications from SUNY New Paltz in New York (2007). She received various scholarships and awards including the ALA Spectrum Scholarship (2007), Beta Phi Mu Iota Chapter Scholarship (2008), UMD Silver Anniversary Alumni Scholarship (2009), the ARL Career Enhancement Fellowship (2010), and the ALA FALFRT Inaugural Rising Star Award (2011). Between undergraduate and graduate school Aimee volunteered or worked at 10 different library or information institutions. Aimee started her career as a Librarian with the Drug Enforcement Administration. She then worked at the National Institutes of Health in a non-traditional role as a Program Specialist. Aimee now works as a Project Specialist at the Food & Drug Administration in another non-traditional role. Mrs. Mui was formerly Aimee Babcock-Ellis and recently married her college sweetheart. Aimee is active in Toastmasters International.

  • Member At Large: Carleton Jackson,

    Carleton is the Head of Library Media Services, University of Maryland Libraries. He manages a library and staff specializing in physical and digital media collections, providing services to access collections and technology assistance, curricular planning, media integration and video production.

    He has worked on projects sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and NYU (Video at Risk and Moving Image Specialists in Libraries), digital video curation projects with information provider ProQuest, and archive platform Footage Access. He is a founding member of the ALA Video Round Table and has served on boards of VRT, Consortium of College and University Media Centers, The National Media Market, Alexander Street Press and the Creative Edge Studio Collaborative of Hyattsville Maryland. He is also a member of a variety of academic film associations and has coordinated media related programs for organizations including ALA and American Film Institute and judged awards for International Documentary Association, ALA Notable Videos, and others.

    Current projects are the creation of a media commons spaces in the University Libraries, where specialized and collaborative media-based projects can be supported, and community engagement opportunities with new and local filmmakers and digital storytellers who are both novice and experienced. And he will be recently completed course work in documentary video production. He is currently taking classes in documentary film production.


Alumni Chapter Committees

The Fundraising Committee of the iSchool Alumni Chapter will develop strategies to increase alumni giving that will support iSchool Alumni activities and iSchool development efforts.

The Membership Committee of the Alumni Chapter is charged with recruitment and retention of Alumni Association members by extending invitations, reviewing and updating benefits of membership, and advising the iSchool Alumni Chapter board on recruitment materials.

The Nominating Committee of the Alumni Chapter will identify and recruit volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors.

The Program Committee will assist the Alumni Chapter board in developing, branding, and marketing programming for alumni, including social, educational, and professional development activities held on campus, off-campus, and online.

Sponsorship and Awards
The Sponsorship and Awards Committee is charged with reviewing applications for scholarships, financial support for student groups and the iSchool, and professional development grants for alumni, and making recommendations to the Alumni Chapter board.


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Alumni Chapter Documents


Alumni Chapter Bylaws

Alumni Chapter Minutes

Alumni Chapter Minutes 1-10-2013
Alumni Chapter Minutes 2-04-2013
Alumni Chapter Minutes 3-05-2013
Alumni Chapter Minutes 4-16-2013
Alumni Chapter Minutes 6-17-2013
Alumni Chapter Minutes 8-13-2013
Alumni Chapter Minutes 9-17-2013
Alumni Chapter Minutes 10-16-2013
Alumni Chapter Minutes 11-19-2013
Alumni Chapter Minutes 1-07-2014
Alumni Chapter Minutes 2-12-2014
Alumni Chapter Minutes 3-12-2014
Alumni Chapter Minutes 5-14-2014
Alumni Chapter Minutes 9-10-2014
Alumni Chapter Minutes 10-1-2014
Alumni Chapter Minutes 11-5-2014