SLIS student Genna Buhr was recently appointed as a mentor in a prestigious new institute for Illinois library staff that seeks to become a national model for teaching librarians about technology tools.
As an analyst at a market research firm, SLIS student Karen Olympia experienced firsthand what it’s like to be awash in data. And it started her thinking about better ways to access and present information.
For SLIS student Angelo Roselle, participating in a research project with Dr. Patricia Franks regarding how government agencies can manage records created using new social media tools seemed like an ideal mixture of his personal passions and professional goals.
SLIS student James Hicks currently works as an adjunct English professor at three separate universities in Japan, owns a small business that sells pure beeswax candles, and has two young children. On top of all of that, Hicks is pursuing his MLIS degree to position himself for a new career when his family eventually returns to North America in another five or six years.
When Heather Devine’s aunt was working in Washington, D.C. several years ago, she visited the National Archives, copied much of the information available about their tribe, the Shawnee, and sent it to Devine. When the ream of paper arrived at Devine’s doorstep, it started her thinking about her tribal history, as well as access to information.