UMD INFO College Alumni Spotlights

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The UMD INFO College Takes Great Pride in its Graduates

From archivists to librarians, web developers to information architects, our INFO alumni succeed as information professionals in every field imaginable. Scroll down to learn more about your fellow alumni! We’d also like to hear from you and share your story.


Featured INFO Alumni

INFO alumni go on to be leaders in shaping the world through information and technology for good. Here are just a few of our stars.

Alumni Awards & Recipients PhD Alumni

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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 bookmob …

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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 …

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Alumni Spotlight: Law Librarian, Community Volunteer, and Ardent Reader – Christine Glaab, MLS, 75′

Christine Glaab received her Master of Library Science (MLS) in 1975 from the College of Library and Information Science (CLIS), which …

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Alumni Spotlight: Re-Envisioning the Role of Libraries in Teaching and Learning – Jean Donham, MLS ‘72

At the start of her professional career, Dr. Jean Donham taught at a middle school in the small town of Ames, Iowa.

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Alumni Spotlight: The Work of an Ivy League Librarian – Tara Custer MLS ‘15

When looking for an ALA-accredited school, Tara came across the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) …

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Alumni Spotlight: A Librarian’s Journey to Finding Her Calling – Amelia Nuss, MLS 2010

Some people are born knowing that they want to be a librarian. Others discover their calling after years of working in a different prof …

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Alumni Spotlight: How an iSchool Alumna Helps Fight Plagiarism – Terry Darr, MLS ’06

School library director Terry Darr, MLS 2006, teaches over 200 information literacy and plagiarism education classes each year to middl …

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Alumni Spotlight: Independent Scholar Who Strives to Be an Autodidact – David B. Levy, MLS ‘94

When David Levy, MLS ’94, was a student at the University of Maryland (UMD), he spent most of his free time in McKeldin Library where …