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.

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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 …

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Alumni Spotlight: The Endless Opportunities in Librarianship – Mary Ellen Icaza MLS ‘98

The University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (iSchool) played an important role in setting the foundation for Mary Ell …

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Alumni Spotlight: From Law School to iSchool – Laura Moorer MLS’12

Working in a library as a law school student made Laura Moorer, MLS ’12, realize that she did not want to always practice law. She di …

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Working in Libraries – Like Mother, Like Daughter

Growing up with a librarian led Sarah Stonesifer, MLS alumna ’11, to spend a lot of time in libraries. Sarah’s mother, Susan Stones …

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The Key to Solving the Puzzle of Web Governance, Featuring Robert Jacoby, MIM 2012

Meet Robert Jacoby, Web Governance Expert for the United Nations, poet, novelist, author of the “website governance” entry on Wikip …