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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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 leadership, which led her to pursue a career in…

Forensic investigation is a challenging field where information plays a key role, from cyber threat investigations to extracting evidence from large, complex data sets. Pranali Shetty, a Master of…

Christine Glaab received her Master of Library Science (MLS) in 1975 from the College of Library and Information Science (CLIS), which is now known as the College of Information Studies.

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

When looking for an ALA-accredited school, Tara came across the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) and found it to be a perfect fit for her goals. Not only was…

Some people are born knowing that they want to be a librarian. Others discover their calling after years of working in a different profession, like Amelia Nuss, MLS 2010.

School library director Terry Darr, MLS 2006, teaches over 200 information literacy and plagiarism education classes each year to middle and high school students.