UMD iSchool Alumni Spotlights

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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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Alumni Spotlight: How iSchool Alumnus Helps Businesses Innovate and Adapt Using Transformational Tech – Brandon Turp BSIS ‘18

The desire to help modernize businesses’ infrastructure by implementing the next generation of disruptive technologies led Brandon to pursue hi …

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Alumni Spotlight: A Visionary in the Valley: An Alumna’s Journey to the Globe’s Center for Tech Innovation – Solace "Lacey" Arevalo-Sabado, HCIM ‘19

Solace “Lacey” Arevalo-Sabado, HCIM’19, held an unflinching dream to make a name for herself in arguably the nation’s most recognized tec …

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Alumni Spotlight: A Dream Pursued, A Dream Fulfilled – Preeti Lakhole, MIM 2015

Preeti advises those interested in data analytics to be prepared to consistently practice solving problem statements and to take advantage of the …

Alumni Spotlight: Alumna Praises iSchool as the Heart of Nation’s Archival World – Ann Abney, MLS ‘16

Ann currently works as the Special Projects Archivist for the South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC) at the University of South Carolina whe …

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Alumni Spotlight: UMD iSchool Alum and Archivist Helps to Write the “Final Drafts of History” – Tyler Stump, HiLS 2015

Tyler was especially drawn to the HiLS program after learning about the professional experiences offered in tandem with his academics and the imm …

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Alumni Spotlight: iSchool Lays the Foundation for Alumna’s Career in Academic Librarianship – Joyce Garczynski MLS ‘09

The foundation for Joyce Garczynski’s, MLS ’09, career in librarianship was built from her experience in the Master of Library Science (MLS) …

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Alumni Spotlight: Making a Difference as a Prison Librarian – Glennor Shirley, MLS ‘93

In her home country of Jamaica, Glennor Shirley, MLS ’93, first discovered her adoration for librarianship while working as a bookmobile librar …

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Alumni Spotlight: iSchool Alumna Awarded Maryland School Librarian of the Year 2020 – Donna Mignardi MLS ’99

The UMD iSchool helped to instill in Donna that all information is valuable and one must continue to grow and learn.

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Alumni Spotlight: Becoming a Leader in Library and Information Science – Jocelyn McNamara MLS 2016

After many years working as a chef and artist, Jocelyn McNamara, MLS ‘16, was inspired by her love of literature, and a drive to work in leader …