A single information session changed Cody Bishop’s career path. “I had never been to an iSchool info session before,” says the 2014 Informatics alumnus, “but Cisco made a real impression.” Two years after graduation, Bishop is not only working at the San Jose, California, tech giant; he’s a key part of the company’s recruiting efforts at his alma mater. Read more.
Paige Andrew, a 1986 master of librarianship alumnus of the University of Washington, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Margaret Mann Citation, the nation’s highest honor in library cataloging. Read more.
For 15 years, Steve Coker, MLIS ’06, was an English, Social Studies, and (occasional) Spanish teacher. And then he discovered technology. His tinkering became a passion, and Coker took a leadership role in bringing instructional technology to his and his colleagues’ classrooms. “I became the default ‘tech guy,’” he jokes. He really had no intention of becoming a librarian until a fellow teacher recommended the iSchool’s then-hybrid MLIS program (in-person and online). After doing a bit of research, Coker thought, “this is me.” Read more.
Master of Library and Information Science alumni Alpha DeLap, ’13, Alyssa Jocson Porter, ’13 and Katherine Donaldson, ’14, have been named to the American Library Association Emerging Leaders Class of 2016. Read more.