News: Alumni Spotlight

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

July 14, 2020 | iSchool News
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

June 25, 2020 | iSchool News
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′

May 29, 2020 | iSchool News
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

May 29, 2020 | iSchool News
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

April 24, 2020 | iSchoolNews
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

January 15, 2020 | iSchool News
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

December 13, 2019 | iSchool News
Some people are born knowing that they want to be a librarian. Others discover their calling after years of working in a different prof …