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: 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 …

Alumni Spotlight: Keys to Succeeding in the Forensic Investigation Field – Pranali Shetty, MIM ‘15

Forensic investigation is a challenging field where information plays a key role, from cyber threat investigations to extracting eviden …

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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 …