UMD iSchool Alumni Spotlights

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UMD’s iSchool Takes Great Pride in its Graduates

From archivists to librarians, web developers to information architects, our iSchool alumni succeed as information professionals in every field imaginable. Take a moment to read these interesting stories about your fellow iSchool Terps!

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The alumni of the UMD iSchool have been shaping the interaction between people and information. Today our alumni are engaged with the iSchool like never before.

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Info College Faculty and Alumna Publish New Book on Information Literacy and Disinformation

Dr. Paul T. Jaeger co-authored “Foundations of Information Literacy,” the first book to offer frameworks for tackling information literacy and di …

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The Search for Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge

How Jewish ethics and law can be applied to new technological discoveries of the online environment, the arts, and more.

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Alumni Profile: Jane Robbins, PhD ‘72

The iSchool catches up with the its first PhD graduate as she shares her legacy as one of the most influential leaders in library science educati …

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MLIS Alumni Spotlight: The Joys of Aging Using VR – Erin Washington, MLIS ‘09

Creating first-person, virtual reality experiences to enhance empathy and address growing issues in the caretaking industry.

PhD Alumni Spotlight: Empowering Kids and Adults to Design Better Together – Greg Walsh, ‘12

Alumni’s PhD experience inspired the launch of two research groups to develop new technology for youth and other in-need communities.

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MLIS Alumnae Use Instagram to Amplify Black Excellence in Librarianship

Read about two alumnae who are creating spaces for current and aspiring librarians and authors of color.

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PhD Alumni Spotlight: Science is a Social Process – Pengyi Zhang, ‘10

Connecting people with technology to enhance decision making, foster collaborative learning, and create more inclusive online communities.

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PhD Alumni Spotlight: No Such Thing as Perfect in Research – Jes Koepfler, ‘14

Wayfinding through our integrated digital world as a UX research leader.