Dianne is working as a teacher librarian, K-12, at the Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado.
Dianne is working as a teacher librarian, K-12, at the Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado.
As of July 2016, Luis was working as a project manager at Adobe Systems Inc.
Rachel is now an assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.
Chelsea is working for Sno-Isle Libraries and has been promoted to a Librarian Assistant position at a brand new library. She's very excited about this opportunity to open a new library where library service was not previously provided.
Tiffany was promoted to Associate Director of Programming at Northwest Learning and Achievement in Wapato, Washington, serving more than 10 school districts in rural Washington. As a volunteer on the Innovation Team of the American Society of Engineering Educators, her proposal of digital badges for professional development was accepted at the Board of Directors' Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Funding was awarded to support digital badges for LGBTQ allies in STEM fields at the college level. She also wrote a successful Laura Bush Grant to bring diverse books to a rural school in Mattawa, Washington.
Alexis is working in the Sales & Marketing Rotation Program at Intel Corp. in Hillsboro, Oregon.
After a few months of travel, job searching, and volunteer work with the Seattle Opera and Seattle Art Museum, Kate began working part-time at ProQuest on a new content support team. She reports she is in good company, with many other iSchool alums at ProQuest. She also continues to volunteer with the Seattle arts organizations.
After taking some time off, during which she traveled down the West Coast to Southern California and visited Louisiana for the first time, Amelia has started working as an Adjunct Faculty Librarian in Reference and Instruction at both Shoreline and Everett Community Colleges.
James is working as a library assistant at Kitsap Regional Library.
After graduation, Kevin was heading to Intel to work as a Systems Analyst in Supply Chain IT.
Crystal landed her dream job as a branch manager/librarian for the Grass Valley Branch of the Nevada County Libraries in Nevada County, California. It's a rural library in the heart of historic Gold Country.
Neal was hired at Renton Technical College as an Institutional Research Analyst.
Greta accepted a temporary Librarian I position with NPR's Research, Archives, & Data Strategy.
Emily was hired as a Library and Archives Paraprofessional 3 at Western Washington University Libraries.
Emily recently was hired at GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (formerly YBP Library Services) as a Cataloging Bibliographer.
Amber is living in Portland, working as a product manager at Nike on the Nike Football (soccer) app. She is also continuing to work on her Capstone project, Achilles, with her original team.
Megan is a Youth Services Librarian at Kitsap Regional Library, specializing in teens and young adults. Her Capstone research focused on makerspaces transferred directly into a career with her Capstone sponsor. She is dedicated to library services that promote community empowerment and active learning.
After graduation, Matthew was promoted to a manufacturing inventory control and production management supervisory role. He ran two teams for a year, after which he accepted another promotion as a Senior Financial Data Analyst in the central PACCAR office. He is currently helping his new team complete a data mart using SQL server, SSIS and Tableau.
Nikhil is working at Amazon as a UX Designer II on the Prime Design team.
As a participant in the National Archives and Records Administration's Recent Graduates Program, Kimberly works as an Archives Technician at the National Archives at Riverside (CA).
Rebecca recently accepted a position at University of California, Santa Barbara, as the Library Instruction Program Coordinator.
Twanna recently started a job as the Information Literacy and Collection Development Librarian at the University of the Virgin Islands - St.Thomas campus.
Jessica works as an archivist at The Museum of Flight.
Elliot is working at Epic, one of the world's leading health-care software companies. He is currently working on a project to design social care demographic modules for one of its newest customers, Finland.
Kevin is a contract analyst on the Business Intelligence and Optimization team for the NFL Network in the greater Los Angeles area.
Ang is working as a front-end engineer at an Open Data company, Socrata, located in the Pioneer Square area.
Howard is working as an Associate Software Developer at Liberty Mutual.
Lisa began working as an Adult Selector Librarian at Kitsap Regional Library in August 2015.
Clint is working as a software engineer at Indeed.
Vatsal has been working with Bank of America in New York as a Data Analyst.
After completing his PhD at the iSchool, Bryce began working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), a department within Tilburg University's School of Law, in The Netherlands.
Senteara accepted a job offer at Emanation Marketing Group as an event coordinator in management training.
After graduating from the MSIM program in spring 2015, Shekhar moved to the San Francisco Bay area to pursue a Sales Engineering opportunity with PayPal. He chose to enroll in the MSIM program because he wanted to gain unique skill sets combining people, technology, management and design. On completion, he wanted to work for an employer who would help him directly apply these skills and build further on them. As a Partner Sales Engineer II at PayPal, he is able to directly do all of this; he works with PayPal's Partner Clients and internal teams to deliver the most optimum solution, using the right combination from the array of PayPal products, creating superior experiences for Merchants and Customers, with the ultimate aim of realizing maximum revenue return from the integration.
Abhaya is working at Disney as an interaction designer.
Steven is working in IBM Design and has learned a lot about working on a very large project divided up between many teams. He's also learned about working with teams spread across the globe. He's been given some awesome opportunities to travel and attend a few conferences such as Design Matters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Megan is a program manager in an engineering department where she has brought Agile software development to the department and leads a group of engineers in the development of the company's newest population health web platform.
Ashley is working for Microsoft on the Groove Music team as a Program Manager.
Brian is working as a Windows Systems Engineer at UW IT.
I Chen is a Software Developer at Concur, a provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions.
Annina is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (San Francisco Campus).
Michael is currently doing article redesign work at The New York Times.
Mathew is working as the Library and Historical Collections Manager for the Mazamas, a 122-year-old mountaineering organization founded on the summit of Mount Hood. He oversees the library, archives, museum object collection, and a team of volunteers.
Dana works as a Content Strategist at Avvo in Seattle, where she has been since July 2014. She develops taxonomies for legal issues, manages and organizes over two million pieces of user-generated content on legal topics, and conducts strategic planning around Avvo's website content and outreach to consumers and lawyers.
Ian works as a Software Developer for Slalom Consulting.
Emily has been the company librarian for the Seattle Opera since December of 2014.
Evelyn works on Microsoft's billing platform as a project manager.
After graduating from the MSIM program, Colin left his contracting job at Microsoft and started his dream job as a Senior Data Analyst at Decisive Data, a startup consulting company. He's thrilled that he gets to work with smart people to collect, analyze, communicate, and solve data problems all day!
Moriah works as a preservation librarian at the University of Washington, responsible for digital preservation libraries-wide.
After working at Amazon for about one year, Chuan is now working at Nordstrom.
Travis is a Management and Program Analyst with primary duties as an Analyst in the Records Management Branch of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. Travis works with forms, directives and instructions.
Alex is a civilian researcher and management analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, working at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Michael has worked as a Search Vocabulary Specialist for Corbis Images in Seattle since 2014.
Courtney is working as a User Experience Architect/Interaction Designer for Accenture Digital.
Courtney is working as a User Experience Architect/Interaction Designer for Accenture Digital on the T-Mobile project.
Ashley is a Software Engineer at PayScale.
In December 2016, Katherine became the Social Sciences/Education Librarian at the University of Oregon after spending two years in Los Angeles as the Librarian-in-Residence at Loyola Marymount University.
Sarah is a Public Assistance Emergency Management Program Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a Decontamination Platoon Leader with the 792nd Chemical Company of the Washington Army National Guard.
Marc began a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Cyber Security in the Division of Computing and Software Systems at the University of Washington Bothell. He will be contributing to its growing Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering as well as its Computer Science and Software Engineering degree programs (BS and MS). He also recently was appointed to two advisory boards: Certificate in Digital Forensics and Certificate in Ethical Hacking, both with UW's Professional & Continuing Education.
Lisa has been a Reference Librarian at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego for three years, and is currently serving as Vice President/President Elect of San Diego Area Law Libraries.
Since graduation, Delong has been working as a Software Developer at Tyemill in Seattle.
Tami currently holds three different positions with community college libraries: Interim Head of Access Services at University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library, Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian at Seattle Central College Library, and Part-Time Reference Librarian at Edmonds Community College Library.
Diane recently landed her first full-time gig as a Visual Designer at a start-up in Belltown with the notable INFO alum Kabir Shahani as CEO.
Zachary is working at Tyemill as a Developer Coach.
Ursula works as an Associate Project Analyst at Avanade.
Jeff is an assistant professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. In 2017, he was selected as the Jeff Katzer Professor of the Year Award for excellence in teaching (selected by students).
Danni is working as a UX/UI Designer with Samsung's Artik Cloud team.
Kate works at the Disney Connected and Advanced Technologies office in Seattle as a User Interface Developer, working on the web platforms for several of their products.
After helping open a new San Antonio Public Library branch in May 2015 and working there as a Teen Services Librarian, MJ was just promoted to be the Assistant Manager/Adult Services Librarian of another new San Antonio Public Library branch opening in November 2016.
Devin is a Technology Consultant at Accenture.
After graduation, Ted started working in Boeing's IT department. In 2016, he left Boeing to join Microsoft, where works as a technical writer for the Windows and Devices group.
Jace was promoted to a Software Development Engineer II at Amazon and is currently doing mobile application development for a new product.
In April 2016, Chelsea became the global and policy studies librarian at UW Bothell/Cascadia College.
Anne works as a contractor with Wells Fargo, developing a resource center for the digital sales marketing team.
Though she's worked at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle since 2002, in 2014 Bridget became the Visual Arts Librarian. She is currently curating an exhibition on Imogen Cunningham for Cornish's 100th anniversary. The exhibition, "Stitch in Time: Imogen at Cornish," will be on display at the Cornish President's Gallery from March 18 - June 30, 2015.
Paul was hired in 2014 by Accenture as an associate software engineer, working on a project at a large telecommunications company as a Scrum Master. He is now responsible for two scrum teams and in 2015 become a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Alark is a Program Manager and JIRA Administrator on the Strategy and Innovation Team at eBay.
Rachel is a user experience designer and lead user researcher at Factor, a Seattle-based information modeling firm. She is also the organizer of the IA/UX Meetup, chairperson of ASIS&T Pacific Northwest Chapter, and last but not least, she sings and writes for the Seattle jazz-folk band, Tofte.
Anna is now the Records Analyst in Records Management Services at UW.
Yunhao is an Experience Designer at Vertafore in Bothell, WA.
Naris has been working at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation as a data analyst for about a year and a half, and was promoted to research engineer starting in 2017.
Kali is a Research & Instruction Librarian at UW Bothell and Cascadia College.
Kim works for a medical device manufacturing company that is making rapid testing kits for the Zika virus. She is setting up and configuring their document management software, MasterControl, as well as providing help desk services for document routing and approvals within the system. Configuration management has become her dream niche job and she is really happy to have found it.
Ceradwen works as an Instructional Designer at the College of Education at Seattle University, helping faculty build and teach online classes with the goal of creating engaging and accessible classes of high quality that promote reflection and deep learning.
Danielle was hired as the Digital Services Librarian at Illinois College, a private 4-year liberal arts college in Jacksonville, IL.
Junjie works as a Software Engineer at IXL Learning in San Mateo, California.
Kassia is a Marketing Automation Manager at Smartsheet, a work management software company in Bellevue, managing a small team that designs, builds and sends marketing emails and runs campaigns.
Natalie was recently promoted to the role of Web Developer to pioneer a new front-end web team at Catalysis LLC in Seattle. She's been promoted twice since starting there two years ago.
Sue is a temporary librarian at the UW's Foster Business Library.
In 2015, Donghe started working for Amazon as a Software Development Engineer.
Yaxing is a second-year Ph.D. student in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.
Less than three years after earning his MLIS degree, Albert is now the Director of the Learning Resource Center for Los Angeles Mission College.
Yunxiang works as a business analyst at Amazon.
Adil is a Project Manger at the University of Washington School of Medicine Dean's Office, where he leads system development projects, infrastructure upgrades and business process improvements.
Miranda will be leading the Frye Art Museum's new art history lecture series, "The Multi-Faceted World of Native Art." Over the course of five lectures, she will discuss "indigenous knowledge, bounded space, and knowledge visualization" through weaving, carving and sculpture, jewelry, and painting.
In January 2016, Rachael started a new position as an archivist with the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in Santa Fe.
Dylan works as a software engineer at Socrata.
Parmit is now an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Previously, Parmit was an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo.
In 2015, Richard started working as a Teen Services Librarian at the Seattle Public Library. Richard has worked for SPL in various roles since 2010.
Alpha is the teacher-librarian and media specialist for grades 2-8 at the St. Thomas School in Medina, WA.
Nic works as a biomedical informatics programmer/developer at UW Medicine.
Brian is a third-year doctoral student in Information Science and Technology at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. He was appointed as E3 Ambassador for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and serves as Technology Consultant for the National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association.
In August, Violet began working as Metadata Librarian at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University in Saint Joseph, Minnesota. She continues working as News Editor for the journal Cataloging & Classification Quarterly.
Eli has worked as the Science Liaison Librarian for the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA since 2013. He served on the 2014 organizing committee for Science Boot Camp West, a regional conference for science librarians, which had its highly successful 2nd annual meeting in July 2014, hosted on the UW campus.
Sofie works as a manager for marketing operations for UW Medicine, helping the team procure and implement a new project management system. She is also spearheading a reorganization of physical and digital enterprise collections.
Jennifer is a Librarian / Legal Information Analyst with the Law Library of Congress and successfully coordinated a remote metadata internship over the summer with 70 law and library students, including several UW iSchool students.
Kate is the Content Manager at Content Harmony in Seattle. In addition to project management and writing and editing copy, she gets to help create some great collaborative projects including the Big Fish Video Game Stats Database and Unlocking Hawaii's Solar Gridlock.
Claudia is the Youth Services Librarian at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. She recently co-authored the white paper "Media Mentorship in Libraries Serving Youth" for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).
Lauren works as a Service Performance Manager for Manufacturing & Supply Chain IT at Microsoft.
As IT Manager for UW Police, Del is assigned to the department's Technical PM role for the new building coming online in summer 2016; providing an opportunity to put a significant amount of MSIM course theory into practice.
Meran was promoted to Interaction Design Specialist with Fjord in November 2015.
Elizabeth was recently promoted to Security Operations Manager at DefenseStorm, a security data platform that aggregates event data and keeps financial institutions secure and compliant with evolving FFIEC cybersecurity requirements. She currently serves on the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Advisory Committee for Edmonds Community College and was awarded Volunteer of the Year for King County Sheriff's Office in 2015.
In 2015, Amanda began working as the Mexican-American Community Archivist at the Austin History Center, which is part of the public library system in Austin, Texas. She previously worked as the Program Coordinator for Tech Prep at Seattle Central College.
Dan is working as a front-end developer at digital agency Tundra Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia.
Zheng is now at a startup company called TimeXtender in Bellevue, working in data warehouse and business intelligence.
Kaleb recently joined the XBOX team at Microsoft as a Product Marketing Manager.
In April 2016, Chris became the Research Data Librarian at MIT Libraries, where she was previously the Fellow for Research Data Management. She is the current Editor of the Special Libraries Association's (SLA) SciTech News and the ACRL-STS Liaison to SLA's SciTech Division.
In 2015, Laurel began working as a Systems Librarian for Caltech in Pasadena, CA. She was originally hired by Caltech in 2014 as a Metadata Librarian.
Suzann started at Amazon in 2014 as a Program Manager (PMO) in the FLASH group, an internal team that develops the company's financial ledger platform, working with other Amazon groups to launch new business ventures. Suzann's job includes managing the portfolio of these projects by prioritizing, ensuring requirements are ready for engineering, and managing resource allocation.
In 2015, Chaitrali left her consulting role at Deloitte Seattle to join the People Operations team at Google in the Bay Area. As a People Programs Specialist, she uses her background from the Informatics program to analyze large sets of data, identify key trends, and develop tools to drive and measure HR program effectiveness globally.
In 2016, Ann landed her dream job as taxonomist/information professional for Echo Services. She works with the Microsoft corporate taxonomy and glossary, as well as on a variety of other projects.
In 2016, Renato transitioned from the the Exhibits Department at the San Diego Natural History Museum to its Research Library and Special Collections. He is now the Digital Resources Librarian for the museum's Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias, heading the media licensing division.
Ansel left ExtraHop in 2016 after 4 years to work for Pioneer Square Labs as a Senior Software Engineer.
Yan is a software engineer at DocuSign, a company specializing in digital transaction management.
Tim works at Highspot, a sales enablement startup, as a Solutions Consultant. He was previously at Accenture.
Caitlin is a Youth Services Librarian at Central Library, part of the Sacramento Public Library System.
Alex works as an instructional designer at UW Professional and Continuing Education, and has launched a Coursera Specialization in Business English Communication Skills, a joint venture between UW PCE and UW International English Language Programs.
Hsuan-Min is a student in the Master of Science in Computer Science program at UCLA.
Arwen became the Assistant Director at the Hood River County Library District in September 2016.
Lydia is the Information Resource Specialist at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in Washington, D.C.
Myra is working as an Instruction and Research Support Librarian in the Science & Technology Department of Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
In 2014, the University of Florida appointed Margaret to the position of Nursing & Consumer Health Liaison Librarian at the Health Science Center Library. She divides her time between serving the students and faculty at the College of Nursing and exploring new opportunities to serve the community as a health information professional.
Carl works as an Ontology Engineer at Healthwise, a nonprofit producer of consumer health information, located in Boise.
In 2013, Sarah moved into a permanent position as an Information Research Specialist with the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Sarah was initially hired by CRS in July 2012 as part of the organization’s graduate recruit program.
Tess is working as a taxonomist at Indeed.com
Smritilekha has worked as a Risk Assurance Consultant for PwC Seattle since 2013.
Aaron currently works as a Technical Architect at AXMentor in San Diego, CA. He also participates in Business Intelligence development, focusing on Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP systems. "Fun and cutting edge stuff!"
Anna has been promoted to Head of Research Services at the Gallagher Law Library. She is also the President of the Law Librarians of Puget Sound, the local chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. She wrote the cover article for the September issue of NWLawyer (the WSBA's magazine).
Since July 2014 Jack has worked as a Senior Technical Writer at Synopsys in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Previously, Jack was a Project Archivist with Oregon Historical Society, processing the photograph collection of The Skanner, an African-American weekly newspaper published in Portland and Seattle. The collection is now available through the Northwest Digital Archives.
In 2012, Mandy began work as the Youth Services Librarian at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library. Out of a staff of 17 people at the WTBBL, 5 are iSchool alumni, including manager Danielle Miller (MLIS 2003).
Jenny is a youth/teen librarian in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she leads hands-on preschool programs, messy tween art projects, and other fun library activities. She even dressed up as Elsa for the library's Frozen party.
Melody works in eCommerce as a Web Producer for Microsoft, focusing on the websites of their international online stores.
Veronica is a user experience (UX) designer at PitchBook Data, Inc. She is responsible for the design and usability of the company’s venture capital and private equity database application. She is “creating high-fidelity interface designs, prototyping and working to meet user needs.”
In 2013, Jonathan began work as an Archivist I for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in Austin, TX.
Dong accepted a job at the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist.
Marcus was hired in 2014 as an Adult Services Librarian at the central branch of Douglas County Library System in Roseburg, Oregon. He is responsible for nonfiction collection development, reference, and programming.
Nichole just started working at the UW iSchool as their first Alumni Coordinator. She looks forward to engaging with her fellow alumni to connect them with each other and their alma mater through social events, networking opportunities, and alumni-student career development.
Chris works in market research at Microsoft, with a focus on PC game developers.
In fall 2012 Amy was hired as an Outreach Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library. Last October Amy was promoted to Coordinator of School Outreach, overseeing a team of three full-time outreach librarians and coordinating library outreach services to the more than 400 public and private schools in Brooklyn, New York.
Recently one of Amy's projects, the Teacher Lab, was awarded a $25,000 IMLS Sparks! Innovation grant. The project connects K-12 teachers with the public library by developing programming focused on teacher professional development and lifelong learning. The grant funding will help Brooklyn Public Library develop a model for public libraries to adapt nationwide.
Cheryl presented a poster at ALA Annual June 2015 on the change to a new ILS as part of a consortium with a focus on impacts in acquisitions.
In 2015, Jason began working as a Front End Engineer at Porch.
Estia is a Social Media Trainer at the National Institute of Public Administration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Paul works as the Collection Management Services Supervisor and Librarian at the Harriet Cheney Cowles Memorial Library, Whitworth University in Spokane, WA.
Lucas was part of a team that competed in the 8th Annual BUB Motorcycle Land Speed Trials in the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah. BUB organizes an event that concentrates on motorcycle land speed records. Lucas was the crew chief for a team called Sodium Distortion, comprised of seven riders and bikes, and he has been helping campaign for the world’s fastest 500cc motorcycle. Lucas’s team won the 7th Annual Fritz Kott Enthusiast Award, given to the team that best exemplifies the spirit of motorcycle land speed racing.
Digital Asset Manager, Boncom (Salt Lake City, UT)
Colleen works for Liberty Mutual Insurance as a Release Manager, managing and facilitating all production releases for the personal insurance business unit.
Sarah quit her job at the University of Washington to start her own technology consulting company, Engage Identity, which focuses on people-centered solutions to identity and access management. Some of her clients include the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, MIT, and the Province of British Columbia.
Julie took a new position as Curator for Rare Books in Special Collections at Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame.
Monnee started working as a Teen Services Librarian at the San Diego Central Library in 2014. She has worked for the San Diego Public Library since 2012, previously in the Art, Music, and Recreation section. She was named a 2014 ALA Emerging Leader.
Harrison is working as a software engineer at Apple, developing tools and processes that can build, release and support operating systems that power Macs, iPhones, Apple Watches, Apple TVs, etc.
In 2014 Sola began working as the Medical Librarian for the VA Portland Health Care System, supporting both patients and clinicians.
Rachel has left the academic library world, and now works as a data indexer with the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
In 2013, Rachel co-authored an article in the Journal of Western Archives, The Bonds of Organization: Zine Archives and the Archival Tradition.
Zeyu has worked for Deloitte since 2012. He started as a business technology analyst, and in 2014 was promoted to be a consultant with the company, helping clients in the finance, healthcare, and telecom industries. Zeyu recently served a one-year term on Deloitte's national Business Technology Analyst Advisory Council (BTAAC). In 2015, he is looking to get more involved with new tech innovations in enterprise and consumer spaces.
Stephanie works as the Director of Instructional Technology at Seattle University School of Law. She is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute, a Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist (CBNT) through the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and a full member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
In 2012 she presented at both the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (San Diego, CA) and the Northwest Managers of Educational Technology Conference (Bellingham, WA). In March 2013, she spoke on Crowdsourcing for Science at a Pacific Science Center event.
Norah is currently finishing her Ph.D. at the iSchool, studying cross-cultural privacy and security for information systems design.
Talea has worked for Central Washington University Libraries since 2011. In 2014, Talea became the Scholarly Communications and Metadata Librarian, and is responsible for managing Central Washington University's institutional repository, ScholarWorks.
Hamed is the IT Applications Manager for the oncology service line and hospital outpatient departments at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, California. He recently started on his master's in health informatics and health information management (MHIHIM) at the UW.
Lillian works as a librarian in the LIP program at Seattle Public Library.
Kara joined Microsoft after graduation as a Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Program Manager, working with partners such as Fujitsu and Lenovo to ship PCs, tablets and servers running the latest version of Windows. After a year and a half, she moved to Microsoft's Apple Productivity Experiences team as a Program Manager, shipping Office for Mac, iPad and iPhone. Kara recently moved to the Bay Area to work at Facebook as a Design Program Manager on their Interfaces and Tools team.
Gauravee works as an Integration Engineer at Intel, acting as a liaison between stakeholders, users, and development teams.
In 2014, Deborah begin working as a librarian for the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs, CO.
From 2012-2014, Deborah worked as the Learning Technologies Librarian at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, TX. Deborah shared her 2012 job search success story with the I Need a Library Job (INALJ) blog.
In 2013, Rebekah began working as a Youth Services Librarian at the Belgrade Community Library in Belgrade, MT. She has been at the library since 2011, working previously as a cataloger and systems administrator.
In August 2014 Shaun started working as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Jonathan Koroshec is an Adult Services Librarian at the Ballard Branch of the Seattle Public Library. In 2016, he received the Rinehart Librarian of the Year award for the SPL system. The award honors the librarian “who demonstrates innovation and risk-taking behavior, nurtures personal talents and those of others, and provides excellent service for patrons.”
Poppy is a Teacher Librarian at Eton School in Bellevue.
Lisa is the Children's Books Editorial Manager for Amazon Books' brick-and-mortar store in Seattle.
Swarnika is a manager at KPMG LLP in Cyber Security Services.
Emily is editor of the recently published Reflections on Risk III, a compilation of risk-related research notes published by Annie Searle & Associates LLC. This third volume in the series features 26 new research notes from 16 different contributors, and examines risk-related issues of our time, as well as the ethical dimensions of issues like identity management, culture risk, privacy and security. The authors wrote the research notes while students in UW's MSIM program.
Anish is an Information Systems Manager with the University of Washington's Department of Environmental Health and Safety, and recently published a research paper ("Methodological Approach to Design Problem and Usability") in the International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications.
Jason joined Crane Aerospace and Electronics in 2013 as the Group Supply Chain Manager, running the materials organization for eight plants. Jason also sits on the MSIM Advisory Board.
Kristi is the Branch Supervisor at the Orangevale Branch Library in the Sacramento Public Library System; the branch has been in existence since 1912, and has had seven locations, but no permanent home.
In January 2015, James left his position as Education and History Librarian at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago to return to the Pacific Northwest, taking over the position of Education Librarian at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.
In summer 2016, Elizabeth became Associate Archivist at Providence Archives (for Providence Health and Services).
Andrew is currently a Technical Solutions Engineer at Catchpoint, a web performance analytics startup based out of New York.
Osman is looking forward to his new job at Amazon as a security engineer for Amazon Web Services, working on their Elastic Cloud Computing product.
Rishi is the co-founder of Bottega8, a software consulting company.
Jeroen has worked with Deloitte Digital in Seattle as a Senior User Experience Architect since 2013.
In October 2016, Cathy began working as Senior Cooperative & Instructional Programs Instructor at the Library of Congress.
In 2013, Joshua began working as a Senior User Experience Designer at LiveAreaLabs, a digital retail agency.
After almost five years in the consulting industry, Ephrem recently joined Nordstrom Inc. as an Information Security Senior Engineer. Within information security practice, Ephrem specifically focuses on Identity and Access Management.
Kayhan works as a Senior UX Designer at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, CA. An app Kayhan led the design of, SAP Scouting, was a finalist and People's Choice Award at the Interaction '14 Awards hosted by Interaction Design Association. SAP Scouting is a web application built for NFL teams to help scout players from the NCAA and within NFL in new ways.
In 2013, Audrey was admitted to the ALA’s Emerging Leaders program. The program enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Audrey was also recognized as a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her work as an adult services librarian at the Bainbridge Island Library branch of the Kitsap Regional Library.
Naomi is now a science and engineering teaching, learning, and research services librarian at Northern Arizona University.
Lee works as a Senior Metadata Librarian at ProQuest.
After graduation, Trupti worked as a Solution Manager at Microsoft from 2010 to 2014.
Braxton is currently with the security program at Tableau Software, approaching his work from a data-driven perspective and using that data to visually demonstrate its effectiveness at reducing risk. He and Informatics alum (class of 2011) Osman Surkatty host the information security podcast Sound Security Podcast. It focuses on how information security teams can better protect their organizations by reviewing recent security news articles and shamelessly using them to talk about the aspects of a good security program.
Melody began work in February 2015 as the library director for the Port Townsend Public Library in Port Townsend, WA. She was previously the manager of the Silverdale branch of Kitsap Regional Library, and had also served as chair of the Kitsap County Arts Board.
Mandy uses her background in healthcare to work as a User Research Engineer for a medical device company.
Since January 2015, Rachel has been working as a UX Researcher for Amazon in Seattle.
Alex has been part of many different businesses at Google, including Ads, Google Fiber, and Google[x]. He is currently a Product Manager on the Google Wifi team, working to build a wireless router that people love.
Daniel is currently a technology consultant at Accenture. He spends most of his time inventing and implementing projects. In March 2015, he will be going back to Ethiopia to start a biofuel energy system with a team of 20 people from the U.S, two of whom are distinguished scientists.
Chris is a designer at Mozilla working on Firefox OS. He was previously a designer at Amazon, working on interaction and visual design for products such as Amazon Prime Gifting, Amazon Cloud Player for Samsung Devices and Amazon Cloud Player for mobile.
Nick has worked as a Senior Technical Program Manager at Amazon since 2013. Previously, Nick worked as a product manager at Veer, a Corbis subsidiary company that licenses low-cost images crowd-sourced from photographers around the world.
Carlos works at Amazon Web Services as a UX Designer.
Melissa works as an Adult Services Librarian at the King County Library System, after having worked as both a page and a library assistant there.
Shawn is running two companies. One is a digital marketing agency and the other is a content marketing and media production company. They build websites, run ad campaigns, provide writing, videos, and photos and guide companies as they bring products to market. He just started a new service of using drones to provide aerial photos and videos.
Elizabeth is a Senior Metadata Librarian at ProQuest in Seattle, and is taking professional development courses on Linked Data and Big Data.
In 2014, Kathleen became Head of Instruction Services at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Kathleen was also named a 2013 ALA Emerging Leader, and worked from 2012-2013 as a Reference and Instruction Librarian at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID.
Since graduating from the iSchool, Jennifer's career has been diverse, including working as a Catalog Specialist for Amazon Kindle and an Indexer for Microsoft Project. Jennifer works for Google Maps in Bothell, WA, providing administrative support and developing information products (websites and content) to a Program Management Group.
Thomas works as a software developer at Microsoft IT, working on Microsoft's PKI systems. He joined Microsoft IT in July 2010 as a program manager through the APEX program, and after his graduation from the program in July 2012, moved into his current role as a software developer.
Nicholas works as a Senior Manager, Knowledge Management, Global Supply Operations at Expedia. Previously, Nicholas worked in information architecture for Amazon from 2011-2014.
In 2012, Ben began working at the Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound in Tacoma as their Business, Economics, and Social Sciences Liaison Librarian.
Vivek is a Manager in IT Audit and Assurance at KPMG, where he has worked since 2010.
Kathy is the children's department manager at West Bank Regional Library in Harvey, Louisiana.
Abe left the consulting world in 2016 and is now a Senior UX Designer at Microsoft.
Jana Lu Williams completed her three-year review process to attain full tenure as faculty librarian at Walla Walla Community College. In addition to serving on its curriculum and outcomes assessment committees, she recently started mentoring honors students in their capstone projects. She is thoroughly enjoying her new career as an instructional librarian.
In January 2015 Mesa moved to Los Angeles to take a position as Supervisor of Digital Ad Operations at OMD Entertainment, a digital media agency that works on all the Disney titles including Marvel, Dreamworks, and Lucasfilm. She is in charge of all the technical operations and deployment of client advertising campaigns.
Cindy works for the provincial government of British Columbia as a library consultant with the Libraries and Literacy branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Education.
Jin works at SK Global, searching for new business opportunities in finance and insurance as a senior manager.
In 2014 Adam started at zulily as a Senior Software Engineer on the Personalization team, working at the intersection between machine learning and high-performance, low-latency software engineering.
David is the branch manager at the North Fork Community Library in Kendall, Washington, part of the Whatcom County Library System.
Since 2011, Ray has worked as a web developer at POSSIBLE.
In 2014, Kristina was promoted to Technical Accounting Manager at Atlassian, a pre-IPO software company in San Francisco. The company is known for JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, Bitbucket, and more. She focuses primarily on software revenue recognition, and her technical background (and double major in accounting) is extremely helpful as she works with the company to understand revenue streams, execute new contracts and drive changes to their systems.
In 2014, Scott began work as an Associate Program Officer for Postsecondary Success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle.
From 2009-2013, Scott worked as a communications associate with the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project through the Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Pretoria, South Africa. Scott traveled extensively throughout Africa during his first year on the project, and in 2011 he and his wife relocated to Pretoria, where he managed regional HIV prevention knowledge sharing activities funded by USAID's Regional HIV/AIDS Program.
Kristen was appointed Chief Information Officer for Menlo College in Atherton, California, in September 2015.
Maura is now the interim Associate Dean of the Ludden Library & Learning Commons at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Jiang has worked as a senior analytical manager in the banking/financial industry for five years, managing high-profile projects in areas such as mortgages, risk portfolios and virtual channel fraud. Jiang lives in the Bay Area in California and is happy to provide any coaching or career advice to students.
Heather is a Patent and Trademark paralegal at Baker Hostetler in Seattle.
Monica gave birth to Oona McCool in October 2013. After suiting up in her iSchool onesie, Monica and her husband, Alan, say that Oona is ready to be a member of the iSchool class of 2022.
In 2013, the iSchool produced a short video featuring Monica and her work at Satori Software.
In June 2014, Zola was hired by North Seattle College as a tenure-track reference librarian. She works as a liaison to the Art, Humanities, International Programs, ESL and Basic & Transitional Studies divisions.
Earlier in 2014, Zola joined a fascinating group of presenters discussing Afrofuturism at the Northwest African American Museum and curated film programs about the Black presence in science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction at both the Experience Music Project and the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. Zola has also worked as a curator at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute since 2003, and has researched and published HistoryLink.org essays about Seattle's Washington Hall, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, and artist Norie Sato.
In 2016, Blynne was one of 17 top managers in academic libraries to be appointed a Senior Fellow at UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies following an international competition. Blynne currently serves as Head of Special Collections at the University of West Georgia's Ingram Library, where she has created a student-centered learning, teaching, and research unit through refocusing exhibits, programming, space, and collections; and has responsibilities for fundraising and employee engagement in the broader library.
Kristi recently moved to Portland, OR, and is actively seeking a position in business (systems) analysis.
Since 2014, Thani has worked as a Product Designer at Google in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 2014, Deborah was awarded an Early Career Development research grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), part of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The grant supports her project “The Oral Present, Urban Library Services, and the Underserved,” which directly builds on her doctoral work. Her research sites include the Cleveland Public Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Seattle Public Library.
Lia works for the National Park Service's Library Information Management program, as its first Metadata Coordinator. She's training field personnel at hundreds of park libraries to enter holdings and other information into NPS's enterprise-level catalog as well as doing marketing and outreach to NPS and other federal and public stakeholders.
Winford is a manager with Deloitte in San Francisco in Enterprise Risk Services.
Jason is Senior Operations Network Engineer for Ericsson, specializing in core LTE network systems.
Seung-yon works for T-Mobile as a Commissions Analyst.
Jack was promoted to Supervising Librarian of the Berkeley Public Library North Branch in March 2016.
Lynly is working as a Library Technician III at the UW Health Sciences Library.
Catriona published a comedic romance, "Mistakes Were Made," as her alter-ego Taylor Rush. A second novel, "Best Laid Plans," should be published by the end of the year!
Timothy is a lead distributed systems engineer at Mesosphere, a startup in San Francisco, where he works on the datacenter operating system.
Rachel was hired in 2016 to manage a team of consultants for Adobe in northern Germany. She lives in Berlin with her husband and son, and is learning German as fast as she can.
In 2014, Dustin returned to UW! He works as a UX Interaction Designer at the UW Office of Research Information Services.
In June 2014, Joel was promoted to Assistant Director of Operations at the University of Washington Tacoma Institute of Technology.
Joel and Tracy Henderson (MSIM 2008), manager of venture sales at Mike's Hard Lemonade, partnered on a Capstone project that took on a new life. In 2011, Dr. Jennifer Hoffman, a faculty member at the UW Center for Leadership in Athletics, was awarded a partial grant from the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics to continue development of the Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership Database, which Joel and Tracy developed as students.
Mike works as a Manager at Logic20/20, where he has worked since 2010.
Lokesh is a director at KPMG, leading cyber security transformation services for the firm in the Pacific Northwest.
Miriam is an Associate Professor and Librarian at the University of Oregon Libraries, where she was worked since 2008. She co-edited The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work (ACRL Press, 2014), which is available for purchase at the ALA store.
Anna is the librarian and media specialist at Holy Names Academy in Seattle. In 2012-13, she served on the Executive Board of the Washington Library Media Association as the chair for small districts & private schools.
Destinee works as a children's librarian at the Burien branch of the King County Library System. She was elected to serve on the 2016 Newbery Award Selection Committee.
Leela works as the Manager for Records & Data Protection at Casey Family Programs.
Since June 2014, Michelle has been working as a children's librarian at the Lihue Public Library (Hawaii State Public Library System). She also serves on the Nene Award Committee, the Hawaii state award for children's fiction written for grades 4-6.
Deborah is a Reference Librarian at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, WA.
Amy has been working in the medical librarian field since 2008, but she's leaving the world of official medical librarianship (at least for now) to go back to school full time. In 2014, she started at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to get a bachelor's degree in biology, which will provide the prerequisites needed for admission into the two-year genetic counseling program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (which is one of the oldest programs in the country). She's also going to work on getting a Health Care Informatics certificate while at UWM, and then hopefully combine all her clinical and information interests into a whole new career.
Amy has returned to school to get a BS in Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She will soon be applying to genetic counseling master degree programs around the country with the goal of matriculating into one in fall 2016. She hopes to combine her clinical, bioinformatics, and information science interests into a new career involving direct patient care. When she has time, she spends time with her spouse and cats in her house in Milwaukee, and sometimes still plays ultimate.
Nathan has been at Microsoft since 2010. He's worked on a number of projects, most recently a new Office presentation app, Sway. The preview version is free and available at http://sway.com.
Ivy is working as adjunct faculty for Brigham Young University-Idaho. She is teaching an introduction Library Research Skills course.
Laura became Assistant Dean of Library Services in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library at the University of Central Missouri in July 2016.
In 2011, Ben joined Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale, CA, as Vice President of Information Experience. Ben leads a multi-disciplined information organization with company-wide accountability for technical documentation, localization, content authoring and publishing tool development (PM/Dev/Test) and engineering training.
In 2015, Martin started work as an iOS Developer at REI Previously he worked for Linea Photosharing, Shutterfly, and spent five years as an English teacher in Japan. Martin also teaches a series of courses for the UW's PCE iOS & Mac Application Development certificate program.
Brendan creates tech startups in Seattle at Madrona Venture Labs. Previously, he founded PaperKarma (acquired in 2013).
In 2013, Betsy completed her PhD in Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington, focusing her research on coordinating centers in cancer epidemiology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. In 2014, she began as a Cancer Prevention Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, spending the first year at Johns Hopkins University completing a Master of Public Health.
Reed is the Director of Library Services at Braille Institute of America, headquartered in Los Angeles. The Institute's mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss.
Jeffrey is the Digitization Project Librarian at WSDOT, publishing historical Highway Department newsletters, planning studies, & ephemera to CONTENTdm.
In 2013, Kevin was promoted to Director of Product Design at Livefyre, a growing startup located in the heart of the Bay Area that creates next-generation real-time experiences for publishers and marketers. He leads a team of visual and interaction designers who help the business by defining and building all of their products on the platform. Kevin is also an advisor for Groove, another startup, which focuses on enterprise sales enablement by integrating Salesforce data with Google Apps.
Harver has worked as a Software Development Manager at iSoftStone in Kirkland, WA since 2008.
Meliha is an Associate Professor in the department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at the University of Washington.
Stephen is serving as teacher librarian at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington. In October 2015, he was honored as Washington State Teacher Librarian of the Year by the Washington Library Media Association at its annual conference in Yakima, Washington. When not in the library or a classroom, Stephen leads the school's school Outdoor Adventure Club.
Scott is celebrating his 10-year anniversary at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library. He is now Reference Services Manager.
Christopher joined the North Carolina State University Libraries as their Chief Strategist for Research Collaboration.
In 2013, Reese began work as the Corporate Records Administrator for Johns Manville in Denver, CO. She also has been accepted to sit for the Certified Records Manager exam administered by the Institute of Certified Records Managers.
Mary works as an Assistant Archivist for the City of Portland, and co-authored a chapter in the book Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections (Rowman, 2014). The chapter focuses on the Oregon Archives Crawl, an annual volunteer-run event designed to introduce participants to Portland-area archives through an "archives crawl" that ends with an afterparty. In 2014, the Crawl had 30 archival organizations represented at 3 host locations, and over 800 participants!
Zerrin is a Senior Project Manager at the Boeing Company while pursuing a Master of Science in Enterprise Project Management degree.
In 2015, Chris joined Google (again) in a leadership role in Android. He is currently a Technical Program Manager working on developer tools used to create mobile Apps.
From 2013 to 2015, Chris was a director of customer success at a growing mobile marketing startup in the Palo Alto, California. His team focused on technical integrations, marketing best practices, and a great customer journey.
From 2006 to 2009, Chris managed a number of teams at Google in technical sales focused on online, SMB, and educational sales. From 2009-2013, he lead operations teams focused on technical integrations and deployments for Google Apps and Chrome OS. At Google he was on the launch team for Google Apps, Chrome OS, and a number of enterprise focused technologies.
Benjamin works as a Lead Metadata Librarian at ProQuest.
Leilani was promoted in 2014 to Senior Library Program Manager for the Microsoft Library. She manages the global marketing efforts for the Library, utilizing digital, social, and print channels. She also manages contracts, help and guidance features, content strategy, and serves as the resident expert on identity and access management for third party electronic resources utilizing federated single sign-on identity technologies.
In her spare time she volunteers for a number of non-profit organizations, travels, and works on numerous creative writing and art projects.
In 2014, Kenny received his MBA from the UW Foster School of Business. He currently works for Avvo as a DevOps Engineer.
Andrew earned a Master of Statistics from Stanford in 2012. More recently he started working in the Data Science team at Zillow as a statistical modeler for its home valuation algorithm, the Zestimate.
In 2013 Marjorie published her second book, From Paradise to Hell, about a family in Alabama during the struggles of the 19th century. It can be ordered from iUniverse Publishing and other booksellers .
After graduation, Marjorie moved from Washington first to Arizona, and then settled back in her home state of Alabama, where she is very involved with historical groups and preservation.
Michael recently left an industry job to become the faculty director of an iSchool interdisciplinary master's degree program, MHCI+D! He is really excited to be back on campus after 10 years in industry.
Laila spent nine years working in Product and Technology at Nordstrom, most recently as Senior Manager of Mobile Apps. In the past three years, she was focused on developing a shopping app. In September, she accepted a position in Product Management for Amazon Restaurants.
Phoebe joined MIT in 2015 as Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Librarian after nine years as Physical Science & Engineering Librarian at UC Davis. She continues to be heavily involved in Wikipedia (after serving on the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Directors for four years), including speaking and writing about how Wikipedia and libraries can work together. Phoebe co-authored a 2008 book, How Wikipedia Works, and published "Wikipedia, User-generated Content, and the Future of Reference Sources" in 2014's Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century.
Evangelina was recently hired to a tenure track position at Yakima Valley Community College as a Faculty Reference Librarian.
Mike became a full-time Lecturer at the iSchool in 2015.
Nicole graduated with a JD from the University of Washington School of Law, and passed the Washington State bar exam in 2014. She works in the Office of General Counsel at the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) as the WSBA's Public Records Officer.
In September 2014, Erin began working as the Senior Director of User Experience for Ralph Lauren's Global, Digital, and e-Commerce Division.
Elroy is in the MBA program at Redlands University in CA, and works with AT&T Wireless.
Jenine is a consultant and educator, and has taught for the UW iSchool, Simmons College, and the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. Jenine also compiled and edited the 2009 book Cool Teen Programs for Under $100 as a fundraiser for the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Joe works as the Web Services Librarian at Reed College in Portland, OR. He completed his MBA from Portland State University in 2014, where he has an appointment as an adjunct teaching in the School of Business. In 2015 he co-authored two articles: one for Weave about implementing a service design methodology in assessing library services and the other for Information Today about taking a strategic approach towards IT management.
Joe's book "Library Service Design: A LITA Guide to Holistic Assessment, Insight, and Improvement" was published in June 2016. The book details how to use a service design methodology in a library setting.
Stacy has worked for the Walla Walla Community College Library since 1990, and in 2012 was appointed as Director of Library Services after a year of interim duties. In 2013, under her leadership the library received the national Association of College and Research Libraries Award of Excellence for Community College Libraries Stacy also serves as the chair of WALNET, the Walla Walla library consortium.
In 2013, Jamie was promoted to Senior Marketing Manager, Kindle Education, at Amazon. She and her husband Ryan Prins (INFO 2005), a senior consultant at Avanade, also welcomed their first child, son Lincoln.
Agueda spent 2013 working for Nike in Beaverton, OR and traveling to China to launch the Nike.com/China website. Agueda writes, "it was a great experience learning about China and helping Nike optimize end-to-end e-commerce processes. Now I'm back in Seattle working for Amazon, supporting the continuous growth of its platform for third-party sellers."
Liesl is the Senior Librarian for Adult Outreach and Programming for Salt Lake County Library Services, and was recently named 2016 Librarian of the Year by the Utah Library Association. From her nomination letter: "Liesl has a passion for serving the underserved... And when [she] sees an opportunity to provide services to a group in need, Liesl finds the time and pursues the resources to make it happen."
Karen is a Senior Project Manager at Moz, an inbound marketing SaaS (software as a service) company.
Since 2014, Kristen has worked as the Assistant Director for Library Services at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.
In January 2014, Samantha began work in New York City at Ralph Lauren as a Vice President, Digital Product Management. Samantha also sits on the MSIM Advisory Board.
Joe is now Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the University of Washington Information School. This year, he served as Chair of the Governing Board of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. He will also continue to serve as the President for the International Society for Knowledge Organization for another two years.
In mid-2015, Genevieve began serving a year as president of the ACRL Washington State chapter.
Since graduation from the mid-career MSIM program, work has taken James to T-Mobile, then Clearwire/Sprint, where he has put many of his MSIM skills to use in the corporate setting. He serves on the MSIM Advisory Board and is enjoying the opportunity to add to the conversation on ways to strengthen the mid-career program.
Kaijsa is now Head of Research & Instruction Services and Coordinator of Liaisons at University of Wyoming Libraries.
John has lived in Asia since 2005. In 2014, he led a UN food security survey in northern Myanmar.
After two and half years working at Yale University Library as the Chinese Technical Services Librarian, TJ moved back to the West Coast in December 2015. He is now the Original Cataloging and Metadata Team Leader and the Asian Studies Librarian at Claremont Colleges Library in Southern California.
After 10 years as the Life Sciences Librarian at the University of Oklahoma, Christina accepted a new job that gets her closer to home. She is the first ever Data Services Librarian at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
In 2011, Paula, already the founder and principal consultant at Strategic Content, co-founded Content Insight, a software startup. Content Insight recently released its first product, the Content Analysis Tool (CAT), which creates automated content inventories.
Joan has been working with the Edmonds School District as an Elementary Library Information Specialist since 2004, and now works at Lynnwood High School.
Nic moved from the Baltimore area to Portland, Oregon, just over a year ago. He dabbled with changing careers to web design/development, but got a job as the Librarian at Central Catholic High School in Portland.
A Principal in Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP in New York City, Carmen was recently appointed as the Chief Technology Officer for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, also in New York City.
She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two young daughters.
After spending time working in Canada, Tom moved back to the U.S. and now works in Silicon Valley at Guidewire Software as a Senior Curriculum Developer, writing training materials as well as building training environment and hands-on exercises. He's worked in the software/tech industry since graduation, and highly recommends the training and technology education field for MLIS and MSIM graduates.
Danielle was promoted to Associate Librarian at the UW Bothell & Cascadia Campus Library in 2016. She is currently the American & Ethnic Studies Librarian, coordinating librarian instruction in the library's First Year & Pre-major Program, and also serves as the Assistant Head of Teaching & Learning.
Jason is the Website Optimization Manager at Tableau Software. Tableau helps people see and understand their data. Jason owns the web analytics and testing platform and focuses on driving increased customer engagement and lead generation. His prior experience ranges from working with local non-profits to consulting for Fortune 500 companies.
Sandy was the Creator and Project Manager of the “We Share A Story: An International Art/Literacy Connection” (WSAS) program from 2002 until the project concluded in 2013. Sandy started WSAS while with the Bellingham Sister Cities Association in 2002 as a vehicle to connect Bellingham schools to K-6 librarians, teachers, and students around the world the opportunity. At its peak, schools in 23 countries participated in integrated arts experiences, connecting and sharing information, stories, and artwork.
From 2008-2012, James was the Chief Information Officer at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. He was hired to oversee the design and construction of their new campus, with the goal of building the most high-tech and green law school in the country. The project planning included a virtualized data center (VMWare) and a goal of moving their 300 desktop computers to run off a private cloud, reducing the volume of toxic metals needing recycling and the amount of electricity consumed. In 2011, James was honored with the Cox Business Exemplary Award, one of San Diego Magazine's Top Tech Exec Awards, for both his work building the physical campus infrastructure and the project's environmental commitment.
Memo is an Associate Professor/Instruction Librarian at Boise State University, Albertsons Library, immersed in Humanities studies and Open Access initiatives in the library and campus community.
The grandsons finally got to them, and in July 2014 Doug and his wife moved to Madison, WI to be closer to their family. Thanks to the wonders of technology (and his MSIM-based skills), Doug is continuing his job with Seattle University as Associate University Counsel, working remotely full time. He advises that, "for you potential remote workers: save your marriage and rent a small office. As my wife and I independently concluded, I need a place to go during the day."
In 2014, Aaron took a position as VP of Design and UX (and employee #1) at flightSpeak, a very early-stage travel app startup based in Seattle. He's working remotely full time, because in the summer of 2014 his wife, Kristen Shuyler (MLIS, 2005), got her dream job at James Madison University in Virginia. They and their daughter now live in Staunton, VA, a small town in the idyllic Shenandoah Valley, where Aaron's sister lives with her husband (a JMU math professor) and their two kids.
Aaron also sits on the MLIS Advisory Board.
After seven years at The Seattle Times, Nicole joined Getty Images in April 2014 as Director of User Experience Design.
Kim is now a Manager/UX Lead at Avanade.
Danielle is a member of the Working Team for the revision of the 2011 Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (revision supported by a grant from the Library of Congress and administered by ASCLA).
In August 2014, Anne was promoted to Lead Librarian for Public Computing for Sno-Isle Libraries.
Karl became the Chief Operating Officer of the K-12 OER Collaborative, a nonprofit creating comprehensive, high-quality, open educational resources (OER) supporting Mathematics and English Language Arts aligned with state standards.
Justin is the chair of the library faculty at Eastern Washington University, and also the coordinator for the EWU Libraries' institutional repository, the EWU Digital Commons.
Laura has worked as the Diversity Coordinator and Learning Commons Director at the Open Window School in Bellevue since 2003. After being awarded a grant from the Swedish Institute, she spent time in the summer of 2013 researching race and gender in contemporary Swedish picture books. Laura also researched and helped edit the book Parenting without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us by Dr. Christine Gross-Loh (Avery, 2013).
John is the manager of Resource Services at Hogan Lovells US LLP, a global law firm, where he oversees all digital and print collection management, cataloging, and serials processing for its Washington, D.C. headquarters and its 18 offices in the Americas. He also works on taxonomy development and other projects for the firm's intranet. He lives inside the Beltway in Hyattsville, Maryland, with his wife, Maureen, and kids, Mason and Mimi.
In 2015, Sarah took a job as Head Librarian of Osaka International School in Osaka, Japan.
Jenny and her husband Jeff celebrated the birth of their daughter, Sydney Renee Abdo, in October 2013. Jenny also sits on the Informatics Advisory Board.
Jamie was recently promoted to the position of Analytics Business Partner in the Business Intelligence department of Group Health Cooperative, and will soon become Kaiser Permanente Washington. Jamie is leading a team of Senior Business Intelligence Analysts ("Data Extroverts").
Ada has been working for the University of Kansas (KU) since 2002, becoming tenured in 2008 and and moving into her dream job at KU in 2009, leading the scholarly communications program. In 2013, she became head of the (newly named) David Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright.
She publishes and presents on scholarly communication and open access and advocates for open access on the national level. Ada has been a presenter for the ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow and currently serves on the ARL's Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Steering Committee.
Joe has worked as an Implementation Engineer at EnergySavvy since 2013.
Catherine Haras is senior director of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning at California State University, and serves as a Distinguished Teaching & Learning Adviser with the American Council on Education (ACE) to research benchmarks for excellent and scalable faculty development. This work aligns with ACE’s larger student success agenda, of which effective teaching is a critical component.
In 2015, Greg was appointed to head the J. Willard Marriott Library's new Creativity & Innovation Services department, which supports University of Utah students, staff, and faculty in their interdisciplinary research and productivity, with an emphasis on arts and design, multimedia production, 3D and prototyping technologies, multimodal communication, and experiential learning. In July 2016, after 13 years on the faculty, he was promoted to the highest rank, Full Librarian.
Takahiro has been working for Google for the past 2.5 years, and relocated to the company's Bay Area headquarters in 2015.
Ariel just graduated Capella University in 2015 with a PhD in Education, specializing in Curriculum and Instruction. Before earning her doctorate, she was the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society's Cataloging Librarian at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) Library.
In 2012, Jeannie was appointed as the library director of the Palm Springs Library Center. She had worked for Library Services and Systems, Inc. for the previous 10 years, first as a branch manager of the Cathedral City Library, then as the city librarian for the Palm Desert Library. Jeannie lives in Coachella Valley with her husband, Mike, and is an avid reader and technology buff.
Emily is the Political Science and Public Policy Librarian at University of Washington Libraries, where she supports a number of social science programs through outreach, instruction, reference and collection development. She is also actively involved in the Washington Library Association, and will be traveling to Myanmar this spring to work with university librarians on information literacy and subject librarianship in public policy.
Jonell and her husband Christopher, also a UW alumnus, welcomed Ava Lee into their family in July 2012.
Monica has been Head PYP Librarian at the International School of Geneva in Switzerland since 2012, promoting reading, information and technology skills and experimenting with gamifying the library program.
Jeanette has been staff in the UW School of Art + Art History + Design for over 26 years. After more than two decades managing image collections for teaching (first 35mm slides then digital images), her primary focus became website content management for the School in 2014. This is an extension of her many years as the School's news and events writer. She also initiated a social media presence for the School in 2009, and she still manages their Twitter account. In 2016, Jeanette helped the School launch a new website in partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences and its Drupal-based Department Web Framework.
Andy started working for Seattle Public Library, in 2001, serving as a branch manager for several branches, primarily the Lake City Branch. When that position was eliminated in the budget cuts of 2011, Andy was promoted to Regional Manager, managing four branches. However, Andy missed directly serving the public, so in 2013 transitioned to a new job within SPL, and now happily works as the supervising librarian for the Fremont Branch.
Christopher is the Library Systems Manager for the Boeing Company's corporate library.
Lisa is a librarian of the newly founded Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum opening in January 2016.
In 2014, Jen returned to Walla Walla Community College, now working as the Reference Librarian. She also has some Collection Development and Instruction duties.
Previously, Jen spent seven years at the University of Alaska Fairbanks as the Manager of Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Media.
In 2011, Mike co-founded Plum Analytics, which tracks, harvests, and displays metrics from online sources to measure the influence of researchers, groups, and institutions. In 2014, the company was acquired by EBSCO Information Services.
Lola became Head of Information and Digital Services at the Bellingham Public Library in April 2016.
Gwendolyn works as a Library Services Manager for the Spokane County Library District and is in charge of Explore and Discover service priority--a job that encompasses programming for members in elementary school, middle, high school, and beyond. She and her team work closely with community partners to provide programs, classes and events that allow our community to explore and discover their interests, passions, and hobbies, as well as engage with their community.
In 2014, Gwendolyn was elected as Vice-President/President-Elect of the Pacific Northwest Library Association.
Cass is currently serving as Interim Associate Dean at the University of Wyoming Libraries. She is co-author (with Melissa Bowles-Terry, UNLV) of the book "Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians," published by ACRL Press in 2015.
Veronica is now a full-time author, and has five novels and two picture books in print, as well as six feature-length screenplays. Her most recent young adult novel, Gray Zone, won bronze in the 2015 Feathered Book Quill Book Awards. Library Café, her newest picture book, is due to be published in January 2016.
Anne is a faculty member in the University of Washington's Department of Health Services, School of Public Health with a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, School of Medicine. Her research focus is public health informatics. Her work includes a research project funded through 2016 by the National Library of Medicine to investigate the use of statistical machine translation for improving access to multilingual health materials in public health. The five-year project is a collaboration with Katrin Kirchhoff, an associate professor in the UW Department of Electrical Engineering.
In 2012, Brian was appointed as the Commissioner of the Chicago Public Library. In a press releasing announcing his appointment, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, “Brian Bannon has the experience and vision to lead the Chicago Public Library and guide its expansion in the digital world,” and “it is more important than ever that our libraries provide children, students and families with resources to learn and grow. With his expertise in digital technology, Brian will expand the online resources of the Chicago Public Library and broaden the horizons of those who rely on it.”
In 2017, he was named a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization. The fellowship is aimed at mobilizing leaders under age 45 to tackle the world's most intractable problems.
Previously, Brian was the Chief Information Officer for the San Francisco Public Library, responsible for its digital strategy, information technology, web media, and online services. Brian also worked as the chief of branches, managed the staff and operations for San Francisco's neighborhood libraries, and had a central role in implementing San Francisco's $200 million branch library improvement program.
Marie works as a cataloger at the Eugene Public Library.
Dana is the new executive director of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 39 college and university libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Frederick is an independent historian based in Seattle and has written histories for the National Park Service. His new book, "The City is More Than Human: An Animal History of Seattle," was recently published by the University of Washington Press.
Debbie serves as the program manager for a school library program in Guatemala through Librarians Without Borders.
Kari works with foster kids as a Case Aide for Community and Family Services Foundation.
In October 2014, Heather was appointed as the coordinator for the Program for Cooperative Cataloging's new Atlantic Canada NACO Funnel.
Tammy was promoted to Director of Library & Media Services at Yakima Valley Community College in May 2015.
Susan was identified by Library Journal as a 2013 Mover and Shaker for her work as an Early Learning Supervising Librarian, and former storyteller, in the Pierce County Library System.
In 2012, Zoe was accepted into the University of Washington's Nonprofit Management Certificate program and plans to establish a non-profit organization based on a project that she and her iSchool colleagues developed in 1998. The Talking Leaves Book Giveaway Project collects and distributes books and other materials to Native communities throughout the nation.
After years of working in the public library field, Cass is now pursuing her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a focus on youth services and diverse users.
Carol is the King County (WA) Archivist.
Elena is in her sixth year as the Technical Services Librarian at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, WA, and she splits her time between Mount Vernon and Bellingham, where her partner Rob is a high school teacher and author of young adult fiction. For relaxation, Ellen enjoys hiking, gardening, volunteering outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
Emily is the Manager of Youth Services at the Everett Public Library, in Everett, WA.
Leslie was promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure at Murray State University.
In 2013, the Montana Supreme Court selected Lisa to serve as the state law librarian. The Montana Law Library provides access to legal information to Montana’s courts, the Legislature, state officers and employees, attorneys, and members of the public. Previously, Lisa worked as the in-house counsel for Equity Management, Inc. in Missoula, as a librarian at the Missoula Public Library, and as a librarian for the Montana Legislature's Legislative Services Division.
Christine is the Executive Director of the Whatcom County Library System. Previously, she worked as the Assistant Director of the Bellingham Public Library and the Director of the Burlington Public Library. Christine won Library Journal's Fiction Reviewer of the Year Award in 2005.
Julie retired from the Fort Vancouver Regional Library in Vancouver, Washington, in late 2014 after 15 years as a reference and selections librarian. She entered UW at age 40 in 1995 to earn her MLIS and it was a wonderful second career.
Bob retired from the library profession in August 2016. He spent the last 10 years as Head of Cataloging at Western Washington University, following periods at the University of Virginia and WLN/OCLC. He and his wife, Gail, will begin full-time cruising around North America on their boat, with plans to eventually end up back in the Puget Sound.
Debra is the Library Cluster Manager for three branches of the King County Library System: Bellevue, Lake Hills and Crossroads.
Jim is the director of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University and is known for promoting archival films about East Asia. In 2012, he and his staff organized a symposium at Columbia, The Korean War and Its Aftermath: Cinematic Memories from the Theodore Conant Collection.
Ruth works part-time as an Adult Services Librarian at the Mukilteo Library in the Sno-Isle Libraries system.
Colleen is Content Access Manager at Sno-Isle Libraries, which was selected as one of 12 Public Libraries to participate in the LibHub Initiative Early Adopter Program in 2015. As project manager, she is guiding its efforts to publish catalog metadata to the Web for search engine optimization. Her team is experimenting with and contributing to the development of a new metadata structure originally developed by the Library of Congress called BIBFRAME.
Alene, who works as a manager, selection and order, at King County Library System, was recognized as a 2013 Library Journal Mover and Shaker.
Janet is a national board certified librarian working at Seattle’s Garfield High School. In 2013, she entered Garfield in the Follett Challenge video contest based on their 2012 All-School Read Initiative, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.
Since 2007, Mike has served as the Director and Regional Librarian for the California Braille and Talking Book Library in Sacramento, an affiliate of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. He continues to serve on the ALA Council as a Councilor at Large and was elected to a three-year term on the ALA Executive Board (2015-18), the first blind librarian and the first staff member of the California State Library to serve on the Board. His son and grandchildren live in the Seattle area, and he fodly recalls his days in the Northwest. If you have a reference query or need comic relief, check out his guide dog on Facebook: Vivaldi: Guide Dog Extraordinaire, Canine Librarian.
Sally has served on the Planning Commission for the City of Tumwater, WA, since 2009. In January 2014 she began serving a three-year term as chair of the commission.
In 2011, Jim retired from an active career in public librarianship. He returned to the Pacific Northwest, and he and his wife now live in Greenbank, WA, on Whidbey Island.
Mike works in the Interlibrary Loan Department at the Seattle Public Library. Previously, Mike has worked in the Special Collections Department, Art Department and Business Department, all located at SPL's Central Branch.
Margaret works as the director of the North Olympic Library System in Clallam County, WA.
Amy works as communications and information manager for the North Central Washington Economic Development District.
In October 2012, John was appointed to a three-year term as the Federal Relations Coordinator for the Washington Library Association.
Mary retired to her family farm after a career in corporate systems development.
After 15 years as a Branch Library Manager, Irene moved to her favorite position: Adult Services Librarian at the Broadview Branch of the Seattle Public Library. She started at Broadview in 1983 and worked in 10 different locations before ending up full circle back at Broadview.
After a many years spent working in health sciences libraries in and around the Pacific Northwest, Valerie (Schultheiss) Lawrence '89 returned to the Bay Area, her native land. In 2014, she she began working as a Consultant for the Care Management Institute, with Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA. She is part of Kaiser's Clinical Library team, responsible for content and project management.
Thurston has been the Chemistry-Physics Librarian at the University of Notre Dame for the past 25 years. He is a member of the library advisory boards for the Institute of Physics and the American Chemical Society.
Patricia is retired after nearly 50 years in the workforce, most of it in libraries. In her words: "My opinion on retirement? It's sweet, and I highly recommend it!"
George conducts strategic research for a diverse range of clients, including environmental organizations and community groups, law firms, journalists, and labor unions.
Robin is Chief of Library Services Content and Management, Outreach and Support with the U.S. Government Publishing Office. She recently visited several libraries participating in the Federal Depository Library Program in Oregon, Wyoming, and Vancouver, Washington.
Jane is retired, but still volunteers each week at the Providence Portland Cancer Center library for patients and families. She also teaches and performs folk music, plays with several Portland groups that perform protest and labor songs, and maintains and adds material to her index of recordings and books of tradition based musics.
Teresa's newest children's book, "Job Wanted," has been nominated for the Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award for the 2016-17 school year, and for the Nebraska Golden Sower's Award for the 2017-18 school year.
Charlie is the Executive Vice President of Instruction at Edmonds Community College. Prior to his appointment at Edmonds CC, Charlie served 11 years in various dean roles at Tacoma Community College.
Charlie's community college background includes serving as a dean in four different areas: academic services; business and workforce education; business, learning resources, and English for academic purposes; and learning resources and English as a Second Language (ESL). He also taught at TCC, Lesley University, and City University as an adjunct faculty for more than eight years.
Charlie received his Doctor of Philosophy in Education from the Community College Leadership Program at Oregon State University. He also earned his Master's in Librarianship and a Bachelor's in English from the University of Washington.
Ralph works as a school librarian and media specialist at Parkview Elementary School in Bellingham, WA.
Phyllis retired as owner-operator of an independent bookstore on Lopez Island, and is now a part-time parish administrator for her local Episcopal church and a full-time Borzoi breeder/owner/handler.
Rose retired in November 2013 from the Alaska State Library in Juneau, after working there for 23 years as a Catalog Librarian.
Janet is the University Archivist at the Whitworth University Archives in Spokane, WA. Janet has previously served as president of Northwest Archivists, Inc.
In 2013, Loren retired after 27 years of working as the Head Catalog Librarian at The United Library at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.
After years of working in academic, special and public libraries, Marjorie retired from Missoula Public Library, where she was an adult reference and senior outreach librarian. She has been accepted to the Fulbright Specialist roster in Library Science and remains active in the Montana State Library Association.
As of early 2017, she was still on the Fulbright Specialist list with hopes to go to Ethiopia to help at an academic library and with literacy groups. She has also returned to Missoula Public Library as an on-call reference librarian to help cover vacation and medical leaves with fellow retiree and UW grad Martha Thayer.
Barbara is now retired.
Cheryl is currently the Director of Institutional Assessment & Library Services at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. Prior to that, she spent 24 years as a medical librarian at hospitals throughout the Puget Sound.
In October 2014, Bill retired from his position as the Library Director at Arkansas Tech University, a position he held for 24 years.
Since Judith retired early in 2001 from the Edmonds School District as a Learning Resources Specialist (aka an elementary school librarian), she has lived part-time near Munich, Germany. The late iSchool Professor Spencer Shaw and Margaret Read MacDonald (M.Lib 1964) inspired her to tell stories, and Judith is active in storytelling guilds in both Seattle and Munich, where she tells stories to adults and in schools, mostly in English. This has led to invitations to Scotland, Latvia and Estonia, as well as to festivals in Germany.
Jeanne retired in March 2012, after 33 years of working as a freelance librarian specializing in health sciences literature. Over the course of her career, she provided medical literature research to over 100 clients in both the Pacific Northwest and further afield. Jeanne continues to serve as a book review editor for Trial News, the Washington State Association for Justice’s monthly publication.
Mindy completed a Ph.D. in Education in 2015. The title of her dissertation is "Libraries and the Community College Baccalaureate: Meeting the Challenge," a multi-case study of Washington state community college libraries whose institutions implemented baccalaureate degrees.
Patricia is a medical librarian at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, where she does program planning and outreach oversight. She wrote a chapter on building partnerships to promote resources addressing health disparities in the recently published textbook, The Impact of Social Factors on Health: A Critical Reader for the Physician Assistant (San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2013).
Patricia is active in the Medical Library Association and co-authored an article in the October 2014 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association, "Health Sciences Librarian's Awareness and Assessment of the Medical Library Association Code of Ethics."
Patricia is the Instructional Design and Curriculum Coordinator for the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.
In October 2013, Bruce attended the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, TN. Using his banjo, he told his story.
David spent 40 years working in libraries in the United States and Colombia, including libraries in K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities, and medical libraries. He is now happily retired in southwestern New Mexico, where his activities revolve around reading, gardening, weaving, laughter yoga, and meditation.
Mindy was recently appointed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to the Adult Education Advisory Council, representing libraries, for a three-year term.
Thomas has been a librarian with Mid-Columbia Libraries in Tri-Cities, WA for over 35 years, and currently works as Branch Manager of the West Richland Library. He is also active in politics, having served in the Washington State Legislature and on the Kennewick City Council, and is now on the Port of Kennewick Commission. Thomas says: "Librarianship was my entree into community service."
Bruce is a retired Montana public and special librarian. He completed his working career at the Montana State Library, directing a special project called the Montana Library Network, and moved on to serve as an OCLC trustee. He now serves on the Montana State Library Commission.
Lori, who works for the University of Puget Sound as the Associate Director for Information and Access Services, gave a lightning talk on assessing library spaces at the Orbis Cascade Alliance Library User Assessment Un-Conference in April 2014. Lori also co-authored the article "Libraries and Institutional Research: Opportunities for Collaboration," which appeared in the May 2014 issue of College and Research Libraries News. In August 2014, she presented her poster on Integrating Library Assessment into Curriculum Reviews at the Association of Research Libraries' Library Assessment Conference.
Robbe retired from public librarianship after 30 years, and is now volunteering for the American Red Cross as a Restoring Family Links Client Caseworker.
Bill is the Chief of the Center for Cryptologic History at the National Security Agency.
James retired on December 26, 2014. For the past 17.5 years he worked for the Ninth Circuit Library headquartered in San Francisco, California, with his duty-station located in Spokane, WA, as the Branch Librarian assigned to work with judges and court staff within the Eastern District of Washington.
He retired with more than 40 years of training, experience, teaching, and practice as a member of the Washington State Bar Association and as a law librarian. Prior to his work for the Ninth Circuit, he worked at the University of Texas at Austin as a Reserve and Reference Librarian, at Washington University in St. Louis as the Associate Law Librarian, at Gonzaga University School of Law as the Director of the Law Library, and as the director of the East Bonner County Free Library District in Sandpoint, ID. His retirement plans include travel, volunteer work, and expanding upon his knowledge of automation and computers.
Linda works as an Associate Professor and Collection Development Librarian at Gonzaga University. In 2013, Linda was Gonzaga's first librarian to be elected by the faculty to serve a three-year term as a Faculty Regent.
After 35 years of service with Washington State University, in June 2015 Bob will retire from his job as the Director of Nursing and Spokane Academic Library Services at WSU.
Rivkah is executive director of the Sacramento Public Library. Its Design Spot and Library of Things were prominently featured in the New York Times in September 2015 in an article titled "These Public Libraries Are for Snowshoes and Ukeleles."
Richard is a human subjects review administrator for the University of Washington Human Subjects Division.
The 2014-15 school year is Ann's last year of work as a school librarian! She's had a great career, with highlights including award trips to China, Japan, Korea, and India. She encourages all school librarians to get involved with the Fulbright, National Consortium For Teaching About Asia, and the Hanban Chinese Bridge programs.
Allen has been engaged as an officer in several national lineage societies since his retirement in 2011 as president of Lakeshore Investment Corp.
Nancy is retired from librarianship, but enjoys volunteering at the downtown Seattle Public Library Welcome Desk: "Still love assisting library users and meeting all the visitors to Seattle."
After 17 years as librarian at Seattle Academy, Kathy will be retiring in June 2016.
Sally is the director of the law library and a professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law. In 2014 she was appointed by the American Association of Law Libraries to be their representative to the Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.
Elizabeth is now enjoying retirement after working as a Library Media Specialist with the Tacoma Public Schools.
Mark retired in October 2013 after 14 years as a librarian at the California State Law Library. Over his 40-year career he held a number of positions, including working as the director of the University of Kentucky Law Library and as a law librarian at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Kathleen is Head of the Alaska Medical Library, a fee-based service that provides library services to healthcare providers throughout Alaska. She also serves as an academic librarian at the University of Alaska Anchorage, working with the School of Nursing and WWAMI collaborative medical school program.
In 2012, Alice retired after a long career as a public librarian in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Over the course of her career, Alice worked as the director of the Sunflower County Library System (Indianola, MS), the director of the Columbus-Lowndes Library System (Columbus, MS), the senior manager of the LINC Department (telephone reference and community information database) of the Memphis Library and Information Center, a consultant to public libraries for the Arkansas State Library, a branch manager for the Central Arkansas Library System, and a children's librarian for the Memphis Public Library and Information Center.
Alice also established the patient and family library at the Arkansas Children's Hospital, served as the executive director of the Arkansas Division of Volunteerism, the executive director of the Wilowe Institute (a rural leadership development agency in Arkansas), and the executive director of the Arkansas Library Association.
Although she technically retired in 2011, in 2015 Sue filled in as a short-term replacement at her last job, working as the school librarian at the Woodstock School in Mussoorie, India. The school is a well-respected, US-accredited, K-12 private residential school located in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. The Library and the Learning Resource Centers generally are well-supported by the administration, staff and students, which made it a really exciting place to work!
After revising her chapter on banking law, Penny edited the 900-page revised edition of Specialized Legal Research, a reference work for law librarians and lawyers. Sold to over 270 law libraries, the 2014 edition was published in-house at the UW Law School's Gallagher Law Library.
David retired from the Victoria College/University of Houston Victoria library in Victoria, Texas, in 2014 after a 20-year career as bibliographic instruction librarian and part-time English instructor. He now spends his time traveling and playing bridge.
Marna retired in 2014, after working first as a librarian for many years, followed by a second career as a teacher for another 25 years. She's happy to be footloose and fancy free!
Throughout 2012, Ellen photographed at sunset a Kentucky coffeetree located on Boise's Military Reserve above St. Luke's Hospital. To commemorate the city's sesquicentennial, she combined a number of the resulting images into "150 Boise Sunsets: Pod Tree on Eagle Ridge." In 2013, the work was shown in "Local Color Boise 150," a juried exhibition by the Treasure Valley Artists' Alliance; in 2014, it was chosen for the collection of the Boise Visual Chronicle and is now on permanent display on the third floor of Boise City Hall. Ellen also took part in a Berber-style jewelry-making workshop taught by Dore Stockhausen in Morocco in May 2014, and joined friends in June 2014 to see the Rolling Stones in Berlin and Paris.
Makiko has been practicing Japanese calligraphy since her retirement from the library at Central Washington University in 1993. In 2014, a collection of her calligraphy works was published in Japan.
In 2013, Grove was named Associate Editor of Deus Loci, a journal devoted to the works of novelist and travel writer Lawrence Durrell. Grove's essay about the Greek mastic trade, “The Tears of Chios,” appeared in the special 2013 Greek issue of Illuminations: An International Magazine of Contemporary Writing.
Arlene volunteers at the Historical Visual Materials Collections, a part of the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections describing and preserving historical photographs relating to the Pacific Northwest. Some of her projects include working with photographs of ferry boats and terminals from the 1950s; photographs from a Seafair Milk Carton Derby held on Seattle's Green Lake; and photographs from a 1917 expedition on the Kalmor II launch up the Inside Passage in British Columbia looking at logging operations. In working with these photographs, she is having great fun discovering the rich history of this region.
In October 2014 Lynne retired from her job as a Senior Research Consultant at the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC), where she had worked for 41 years! She is staying busy by taking a genealogy and family history course at the UW, brushing up on her web design skills, and continuing with her watercolor painting.
Michael died on May 5, 2016. He was a reference librarian at Seattle Public Library for 31 years before his retirement in 2000.
Lawrence has served as Dean of Libraries at Andrews University since 2003.
Robert has worked for over 40 years as a librarian at the Tacoma Public Library. He has been doing programming and works with a colleague on genealogy classes, which are a big success. He recently had a program in which a ranger from Mount Rainier National Park recounted in storyteller fashion the first climb of Mount Rainier. His paper on using the resources of the public library to set up a business was accepted for publication by the Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship.
John has written a book about traveling in the Kalahari Desert and making connections with the Kalahari Bushmen after a two-year stint in the Peace Corps. The book, "Meeting the Mantis," is available from Amazon. Recently, it won a 2016 writing award from Peace Corps Worldwide.
Donna spent her professional years as an academic librarian at the Science Library at Washington State University (1972-1981) and as the Science Librarian at the University of Idaho (1981-2001). After her retirement at the end of 2001, she remained active for several years in the Pacific Northwest Library Association and the Idaho Library Association. However, she found that kept her a bit too busy, so she has reduced her involvement and now focuses on spending time with her family.
Louise retired in 2012 from the Mabee Legal Information Center at the University of Tulsa College of Law in Tulsa, OK. Her retirement plans include traveling, volunteering, and taking photography classes.
Bob is retired, now teaching at Wofford College (Spartanburg,SC) Continuing Ed program on U.S. 20th century diplomatic and military history.
Sharyl is volunteering as an advocate for school library programs in Utah. She currently is working on keeping school library books and electronic resources in the Utah state education budget, and to establish a multi-year impact study of teacher librarians on student achievement. So far, Sharyl and her advocacy group PALS (Parents Advocating for Libraries in Schools) have met with over 50 district superintendents, state school board members and legislators. The Utah State Board of Education voted to include both line items, which now require approval from the State Legislature.
Carol retired from the Hennepin (MN) County Library System in December of 2011, and still volunteers at the library where she worked the last 17.5 years of her career.
Sharon was named a Distinguished Alumna at the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2016.
In January 2015, Paul was appointed to the Kenmore Library Advisory Board, which connects the King County Library System, the City of Kenmore, and the citizens of Kenmore.
Monte is traveling places such as Europe, Ukraine, Scotland, Philippines, India, and Tibet; gardening and taking care of his tree and bush collection; and surviving early onset old age in good health.
Though he is technically retired, Patrick continues to produce and edit the video series An Oral History of Law Librarianship for the HeinOnline legal database. He has traveled around the country and conducted over 100 scripted "conversations" with selected law librarian colleagues, who, collectively, have described the evolution of the profession over the past 50 years. Many graduates of the iSchool’s law librarianship program are being interviewed for the project, including program director Professor Penny Hazelton.
A retired librarian and project manager, Mary is now an author and editor. Her work focuses on science-related topics for children; her fictional account of a family forced to confront a chronic disease, Mom's Story: A Child Learns About MS, was published in 2013.
Glenda was featured in the article, "Glenda Goldwater, Portland's Bon Vivant" in the May 2014 issue of Portland Monthly. She has also modeled for Portland-based fashion designer Alexa Stark.
After working for the Library of Congress for 45 years in a variety of diverse positions and different departments, Mary retired as one of the Library's Senior Government Executives in 2011. Mary says: "Working at the Library of Congress with talented people and amazing collections from all over the world inspired me with a great love of travel, adventure and a thirst to learn about other cultures and countries. I have now visited 141 countries on all 7 continents. I just returned in December 2015 from my latest travel adventure on an expedition ship, visiting 7 remote island countries in the South Pacific, meeting local families, and SCUBA diving on pristine reefs. My goal is to visit all 193 independent countries in the world. At home [Maryland] in between my foreign trips, I practice yoga several days a week, am learning to speak Spanish, and volunteer for Chevy Chase at Home, helping older folks age in place."
Richard is a full-time library consultant living and working in Dallas, Texas.
Joan retired from Eastern Washington University in 1993, but she keeps up her interest in libraries by submitting recommendations for purchase to the EWU Library and by serving as chair of a book group at the Cheney Community Library. Her daughter is also a librarian, working at North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, ID.
Margaret's newest book is Party Croc! A Folktale from Zimbabwe (illustrated. by Derek Sullivan. Albert Whitman& Company, 2015). She has written many books, including Teaching with Story: Classroom Connections to Storytelling which she co-authored with Jennifer MacDonald Whitman and Nathaniel Forrest Whitman to encourage teachers to incorporate storytelling into their classrooms. The book won a 2014 Storytelling World Award.
Margaret tells stories and offers workshops across the globe, recently traveling to India, Iceland, Vietnam, Burma, and Thailand.
Maxine is in her 11th year of retirement and continue to travel. Her most recent trips include a transatlantic trip from Miami to Barcelona; the Rhone River; the Dalmation Coast; Australia and New Zealand.
Lethene is Library Director for the Clark County Genealogical Society in Vancouver, WA, and serves on the Education Committee and teaches genealogy classes for the organization. She is also Chair of the Collections Committee for the Oregon-California Trails Association. In the next few months, she will begin teaching memoir writing at a branch of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, and has signed up to participate in their newly-launched adult storytelling program. All of these volunteer positions keep her busy, as do her four children, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; her genealogical travels; and her interest in historic trails.
Joelle is a network facilitator for the Plexus Institute, finding speakers and facilitating conference calls and webinars with the goal of sharing good ideas that improve health quality and the patient experience. She has also written and published a book of poetry, Strange and Wonderful Things.
James has published two books through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing: Tiny TommyTaylor's Great Library Adventure: A Fantacy for Young People (2015) and Moclips-by-the-Sea; A Young Man's Adventure (2012).