Alumni

Alumni Updates

Dianne Bohach

MLIS, 2016

Dianne is working as a teacher librarian, K-12, at the Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado.

Luis Centurion

MSIM, 2016

As of July 2016, Luis was working as a project manager at Adobe Systems Inc.

Rachel Clarke

PhD, 2016

Rachel is now an assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.

Chelsea Cooper

MLIS, 2016

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 Coulson

MLIS, 2016

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 Gregerson

INFO, 2016

Alexis is working in the Recent College Grad Rotation Program at Intel Corp. in Hillsboro, Oregon. She is focusing on UX design/research and looking at the design of intel.com.

Kate Hanske

MLIS, 2016

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.

Amelia (Mia) Klaus

MLIS, 2016

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.
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James Logan

MLIS, 2016

James is working as a library assistant at Kitsap Regional Library.

Kevin Ly

INFO, 2016

After graduation, Kevin was heading to Intel to work as a Systems Analyst in Supply Chain IT.

Crystal Miles

MLIS, 2016

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 Parker

MLIS, 2016

Neal was hired at Renton Technical College as an Institutional Research Analyst.

Greta Pittenger

MLIS, 2016

Greta accepted a temporary Librarian I position with NPR's Research, Archives, & Data Strategy.

Beck Prigot

MLIS, 2016

Beck accepted a position as a Content Librarian with Echo Services, and will be working at the Microsoft Library.

Mingxin Shi

MLIS, 2016

Mingxin is working as a taxonomist at Microsoft Bing.

Emily Spracklin

MLIS, 2016

Emily was hired as a Library and Archives Paraprofessional 3 at Western Washington University Libraries.
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Emily Whitacre

MLIS, 2016

Emily recently was hired at GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (formerly YBP Library Services) as a Cataloging Bibliographer.

Amber Amin

INFO, 2015

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.
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Megan Carlin

MLIS, 2015

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.
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Matthew Christian

MSIM, 2015

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 Devlekar

MSIM, 2015

Nikhil is working at Amazon as a UX Designer II on the Prime Design team.

Kimberly Gorman

MLIS, 2015

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 Greer

MLIS, 2015

Rebecca recently accepted a position at University of California, Santa Barbara, as the Library Instruction Program Coordinator.

Fei Guo

MSIM, 2015

Fei recently moved to Microsoft's Internal Audit's Data Analytics team after previously working as an experience associate at PwC (audit).
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Twanna Hodge

MLIS, 2015

Twanna recently started a job as the Information Literacy and Collection Development Librarian at the University of the Virgin Islands - St.Thomas campus.

Jessica Jones

MLIS, 2015

Jessica works as an archivist at The Museum of Flight.

Elliot Keder

INFO, 2015

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 Le

INFO, 2015

Kevin is a contract analyst on the Business Intelligence and Optimization team for the NFL Network in the greater Los Angeles area.

Ang Li

INFO, 2015

Ang is working as a front-end engineer at an Open Data company, Socrata, located in the Pioneer Square area.
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Howard Lin

INFO, 2015

Howard is working as an Associate Software Developer at Liberty Mutual.

Lisa Longmire

MLIS, 2015

Lisa began working as an Adult Selector Librarian at Kitsap Regional Library in August 2015.
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Clint Malcolm

INFO, 2015

Clint is working as a software engineer at Indeed.

Vatsal Mehta

MSIM, 2015

Vatsal has been working with Bank of America in New York as a Data Analyst. 

Bryce Newell

PhD, 2015

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 Orwig

MLIS, 2015

Senteara accepted a job offer at Emanation Marketing Group as an event coordinator in management training.

Shekhar Parkhi

MSIM, 2015

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. 
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Abhaya Pothina

MSIM, 2015

Abhaya is working at Disney as an interaction designer.

Steven Raden

INFO, 2015

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 Rawley

INFO, 2015

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 Retzlaff

INFO, 2015

Ashley is working for Microsoft on the Groove Music team as a Program Manager.

Brian Smith

MSIM, 2015

Brian is working as a Windows Systems Engineer at UW IT.
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I Chen Wu

INFO, 2015

I Chen is a Software Developer at Concur, a provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions.

Annina Wyss-Lockner

MLIS, 2015

Annina is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (San Francisco Campus).

Michael Beswetherick

INFO, 2014

Michael is currently doing article redesign work at The New York Times.

Mathew Brock

MLIS, 2014

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 Bublitz

MLIS, 2014

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 Burns

INFO, 2014

Ian works as a Software Developer for Slalom Consulting.

Emily (Bolton) Cabaniss

MLIS, 2014

Emily has been the company librarian for the Seattle Opera since December of 2014.

Evelyn Carlson

INFO, 2014

Evelyn works on Microsoft's billing platform as a project manager.

Colin Carson

MSIM, 2014

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!
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Moriah Neils Caruso

MLIS, 2014

Moriah works as a preservation librarian at the University of Washington, responsible for digital preservation libraries-wide.
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Chuan Chen

MSIM, 2014

After working at Amazon for about one year, Chuan is now working at Nordstrom.

Travis Clark

MLIS, 2014

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.

Alexander Constant

INFO, 2014

Alex is a civilian researcher and management analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, working at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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Michael Conyers

MLIS, 2014

Michael has worked as a Search Vocabulary Specialist for Corbis Images in Seattle since 2014.

Courtney (Dutton) Cundiff

INFO, 2014

Courtney is working as a User Experience Architect/Interaction Designer for Accenture Digital.
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Courtney (Dutton) Cundiff

INFO, 2014

Courtney is working as a User Experience Architect/Interaction Designer for Accenture Digital on the T-Mobile project.

Ashley Dillinger

INFO, 2014

Ashley is a Software Engineer at PayScale.

Katherine Donaldson

MLIS, 2014

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 Drerup

MLIS, 2014

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 Dupuis

PhD, 2014

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.
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Lisa Foster

MLIS, 2014

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.

Delong Gao

MSIM, 2014

Since graduation, Delong has been working as a Software Developer at Tyemill in Seattle.

Tami Garrard

MLIS, 2014

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 Ha

INFO, 2014

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.
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Zachary Hall

INFO, 2014

Zachary is working at Tyemill as a Developer Coach.

Ursula Hardy

INFO, 2014

Ursula works as an Associate Project Analyst at Avanade.
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Jeff Hemsley

PhD, 2014

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 Hu

MSIM, 2014

Danni is working as a UX/UI Designer with Samsung's Artik Cloud team.

Kate Kinsman

INFO, 2014

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.

MJ Loaiza

MLIS, 2014

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 Luco

MSIM, 2014

Devin is a Technology Consultant at Accenture.

Ted Maroutsos

MSIM, 2014

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 Morrison

INFO, 2014

Jace was promoted to a Software Development Engineer II at Amazon and is currently doing mobile application development for a new product.

Chelsea Nesvig

MLIS, 2014

In April 2016, Chelsea became the global and policy studies librarian at UW Bothell/Cascadia College.

Phuong Anh (Anne) Nguyen

MLIS, 2014

Anne works as a contractor with Wells Fargo, developing a resource center for the digital sales marketing team.

Paul Oswald

INFO, 2014

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 Patel

MSIM, 2014

Alark is a Program Manager and JIRA Administrator on the Strategy and Innovation Team at eBay.

Rachel Price

MLIS, 2014

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 Sgarlato

MLIS, 2014

Anna is now the Records Analyst in Records Management Services at UW.

Yunhao Shen

MSIM, 2014

Yunhao is an Experience Designer at Vertafore in Bothell, WA.

Naris Silpakit

INFO, 2014

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 Stoehr

MLIS, 2014

Kali is a Research & Instruction Librarian at UW Bothell and Cascadia College.

Kim Swenson

MLIS, 2014

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 Tokheim (nee Bacon)

MLIS, 2014

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 Trierweiler

MLIS, 2014

Danielle was hired as the Digital Services Librarian at Illinois College, a private 4-year liberal arts college in Jacksonville, IL. 

Junjie Wang

MSIM, 2014

Junjie works as a Software Engineer at IXL Learning in San Mateo, California.

Kassia Wilhelm

INFO, 2014

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 Wittenbrook

INFO, 2014

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 Wozniak

MLIS, 2014

Sue is a temporary librarian at the UW's Foster Business Library.

Donghe Xu

MSIM, 2014

In 2015, Donghe started working for Amazon as a Software Development Engineer.

Yaxing Yao

MSIM, 2014

Yaxing is a second-year Ph.D. student in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.

Albert Ybarra

MLIS, 2014

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 Zhang

MSIM, 2014

Yunxiang works as a business analyst at Amazon.

Adil Ait Hamd

MSIM, 2013

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 Belarde-Lewis

PhD, 2013

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.

Dylan Bussone

INFO, 2013

Dylan works as a software engineer at Socrata.

Parmit Chilana

PhD, 2013

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.

Richard Counsil

MLIS, 2013

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.

Steve DeBroux

MSIM, 2013

Steve is at Seattle Genetics, a biotech company developing antibody-based therapies for the treatment of cancer. He currently works with the pharmacovigilance (drug safety) team as a Senior Clinical Systems Analyst, providing adverse event data reporting in support of signal evaluation, risk management, and regulatory submissions.
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Alpha DeLap

MLIS, 2013

Alpha is the teacher-librarian and media specialist for grades 2-8 at the St. Thomas School in Medina, WA.

Bryan Dosono

INFO, 2013

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.
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Violet Fox

MLIS, 2013

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 Gandour-Rood

MLIS, 2013

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 Gogic

MLIS, 2013

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.
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Jennifer Gonzalez

MLIS, 2013

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.

Claudia Haines

MLIS, 2013

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 Hanson

INFO, 2013

Lauren works as a Service Performance Manager for Manufacturing & Supply Chain IT at Microsoft.

Del Hazeley

MSIM, 2013

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.

Molly Higgins

MLIS, 2013

Molly recently took a new job as Digital Services Librarian at the Library of Congress.
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Meran Hill

INFO, 2013

Meran was promoted to Interaction Design Specialist with Fjord in November 2015.
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Elizabeth Houser

MLIS, 2013

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.
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Amanda Jasso

MLIS, 2013

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 Laush

INFO, 2013

Dan is working as a front-end developer at digital agency Tundra Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia.

Zheng Li

MSIM, 2013

Zheng is now at a startup company called TimeXtender in Bellevue, working in data warehouse and business intelligence.

Kaleb Lora

INFO, 2013

Kaleb recently joined the XBOX team at Microsoft as a Product Marketing Manager.

Christine Malinowski

MLIS, 2013

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.

Laurel Narizny

MLIS, 2013

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 Parker

MSIM, 2013

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.

Chaitrali Pimparkar

INFO, 2013

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.

Ann Pool

MLIS, 2013

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.

Renato Rodriguez

MLIS, 2013

In 2017, Renato became an archivist at the San Diego History Center. Previously, he was the Digital Resources Librarian for the San Diego Natural History Museum's Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias.
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Ansel Santosa

INFO, 2013

Ansel left ExtraHop in 2016 after 4 years to work for Pioneer Square Labs as a Senior Software Engineer.

Yan Sun

MSIM, 2013

Yan is a software engineer at DocuSign, a company specializing in digital transaction management.

Tim Tan

INFO, 2013

Tim works at Highspot, a sales enablement startup, as a Solutions Consultant. He was previously at Accenture.
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Caitlin Tormey

MLIS, 2013

Caitlin is a Youth Services Librarian at Central Library, part of the Sacramento Public Library System.

Hsuan-Min Tsao

INFO, 2013

Hsuan-Min is a student in the Master of Science in Computer Science program at UCLA.

Arwen Ungar

MLIS, 2013

Arwen became the Assistant Director at the Hood River County Library District in September 2016.

Lydia Vernon

MLIS, 2013

Lydia is the Information Resource Specialist at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in Washington, D.C.

Myra Waddell

MLIS, 2013

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.

Margaret Ansell

MLIS, 2012

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.
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Carl Burnett

MLIS, 2012

Carl works as an Ontology Engineer at Healthwise, a nonprofit producer of consumer health information, located in Boise.

Sarah Caldwell

MLIS, 2012

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 Cradick

MLIS, 2012

Tess is working as a taxonomist at Indeed.com

Smritilekha Das

MSIM, 2012

Smritilekha has worked as a Risk Assurance Consultant for PwC Seattle since 2013.

Aaron Emde

INFO, 2012

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 Endter

MLIS, 2012

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).

Jack Falk

MLIS, 2012

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.

Jenny Hannibal

MLIS, 2012

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 Hauf-Belden

MLIS, 2012

Melody works in eCommerce as a Web Producer for Microsoft, focusing on the websites of their international online stores.

Veronica Ivaniukovich

INFO, 2012

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.”

Jonathan King

MLIS, 2012

In 2013, Jonathan began work as an Archivist I for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in Austin, TX.

Dong Lee

INFO, 2012

Dong accepted a job at the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist.

Dong finished a two-year overseas tour with U.S. Department of State in Libreville, Gabon, receiving two Meritorious Honor Awards and two Franklin awards, and is now on a second two-year overseas tour in Russia.

Marcus Lindbloom

MLIS, 2012

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 Maiman Waterman

MLIS, 2012

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 Mathews

INFO, 2012

Chris works in market research at Microsoft, with a focus on PC game developers.
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Amy Mikel

MLIS, 2012

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 Morrison

MLIS, 2012

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.

Jason Nutter

INFO, 2012

In 2015, Jason began working as a Front End Engineer at Porch.

Estia Nyopieh

MSIM, 2012

Estia is a Social Media Trainer at the National Institute of Public Administration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Paul Ojennus

MLIS, 2012

Paul works as the Collection Management Services Supervisor and Librarian at the Harriet Cheney Cowles Memorial Library, Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. 

Lucas Reber

INFO, 2012

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.

Tod Robbins

MLIS, 2012

Digital Asset Manager, Boncom (Salt Lake City, UT)
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Colleen Salmi

INFO, 2012

Colleen works for Liberty Mutual Insurance as a Release Manager, managing and facilitating all production releases for the personal insurance business unit.

Sarah (Davies) Squire

MSIM, 2012

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 Tanaka

MLIS, 2012

Julie took a new position as Curator for Rare Books in Special Collections at Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame.

Monnee Tong

MLIS, 2012

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 Weingard

INFO, 2012

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.

Sola Whitehead

MLIS, 2012

In 2014 Sola began working as the Medical Librarian for the VA Portland Health Care System, supporting both patients and clinicians.

Zeyu Zhang

MSIM, 2012

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 Zimmerman

MLIS, 2012

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.
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Norah Abokhodair

MSIM, 2011

Norah is currently finishing her Ph.D. at the iSchool, studying cross-cultural privacy and security for information systems design.
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Talea Anderson

MLIS, 2011

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 Barahimi

INFO, 2011

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.
Website

Lillian Dabney

MLIS, 2011

Lillian works as a librarian in the LIP program at Seattle Public Library.

Kara Fong

INFO, 2011

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 Gandhi

MSIM, 2011

Gauravee works as an Integration Engineer at Intel, acting as a liaison between stakeholders, users, and development teams.

Deborah Hamilton

MLIS, 2011

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.

Rebekah Kamp

MLIS, 2011

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.

Shaun Kane

PhD, 2011

In August 2014 Shaun started working as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Website

Jonathan Koroshec

MLIS, 2011

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 Louthan

MLIS, 2011

Poppy is a Teacher Librarian at Eton School in Bellevue.

Lisa McGreenery

MLIS, 2011

Lisa is the Children's Books Editorial Manager for Amazon Books' brick-and-mortar store in Seattle.
Website

Swarnika Mehta

MSIM, 2011

Swarnika is a manager at KPMG LLP in Cyber Security Services.

Emily Oxenford

MSIM, 2011

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 Padath

MSIM, 2011

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.
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Jason Phelps

MSIM, 2011

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.

Ajay Pillay

MSIM, 2011

Ajay is a senior consultant with Deloitte Consulting's Digital practice. He focuses on helping clients leverage digital disruption to strengthen brands and drive revenue through effective digital marketing.

Kristi Powell

MLIS, 2011

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.

James Rosenzweig

MLIS, 2011

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.

Elizabeth Russell

MLIS, 2011

In summer 2016, Elizabeth became Associate Archivist at Providence Archives (for Providence Health and Services).

Andrew Smirnov

INFO, 2011

Andrew is currently a Technical Solutions Engineer at Catchpoint, a web performance analytics startup based out of New York.
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Osman Surkatty

INFO, 2011

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 Talwar

INFO, 2011

Rishi is the co-founder of Bottega8, a software consulting company.
Website

Jeroen van den Eijkhof

MSIM, 2011

Jeroen has worked with Deloitte Digital in Seattle as a Senior User Experience Architect since 2013.

Cathy (Zegelin) Wagner

MLIS, 2011

In October 2016, Cathy began working as Senior Cooperative & Instructional Programs Instructor at the Library of Congress.

Joshua Walker

MLIS, 2011

In 2013, Joshua began working as a Senior User Experience Designer at LiveAreaLabs, a digital retail agency.

Ephrem Yemru

INFO, 2011

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.
Website

Kayhan Atesci

MSIM, 2010

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.

Audrey Barbakoff

MLIS, 2010

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 Bishop

MLIS, 2010

Naomi is now a science and engineering teaching, learning, and research services librarian at Northern Arizona University.

Lee Deitesfeld

MLIS, 2010

Lee works as a Senior Metadata Librarian at ProQuest.

Trupti Deo

MSIM, 2010

After graduation, Trupti worked as a Solution Manager at Microsoft from 2010 to 2014. 
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Braxton Ehle

INFO, 2010

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. 
Website

Mandy Fonville

MLIS, 2010

Mandy uses her background in healthcare to work as a User Research Engineer for a medical device company.

Rachel Hungerford

MSIM, 2010

Since January 2015, Rachel has been working as a UX Researcher for Amazon in Seattle.

Alex King

INFO, 2010

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 Kore

INFO, 2010

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.

Christopher Lam

INFO, 2010

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.
Website

Nicholaus Malone

MSIM, 2010

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 Marin Burgos

INFO, 2010

Carlos works at Amazon Web Services as a UX Designer.
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Melissa R. Mather

MLIS, 2010

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 McGaff

INFO, 2010

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.
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Elizabeth Mitchell

MLIS, 2010

Elizabeth is a Senior Metadata Librarian at ProQuest in Seattle, and is taking professional development courses on Linked Data and Big Data.

Kathleen Monks

MLIS, 2010

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.

Jennifer Morales

MLIS, 2010

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 Ng

INFO, 2010

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 Sweers

MSIM, 2010

Nicholas works as a Senior Manager, Knowledge Management, Global Supply Operations at Expedia. Previously, Nicholas worked in information architecture for Amazon from 2011-2014.

Vivek Venkatramani

MSIM, 2010

Vivek is a Manager in IT Audit and Assurance at KPMG, where he has worked since 2010.

Kathy Weigert

MLIS, 2010

Kathy is the children's department manager at West Bank Regional Library in Harvey, Louisiana.

Abraham Wenning

MLIS, 2010

Abe left the consulting world in 2016 and is now a Senior UX Designer at Microsoft.

Jana Lu Williams

MLIS, 2010

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.

Mesa Yee

INFO, 2010

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.

Jin Ahn

MSIM, 2009

Jin works at SK Global, searching for new business opportunities in finance and insurance as a senior manager.

Adam Argo

INFO, 2009

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 Austin

MLIS, 2009

David is the branch manager at the North Fork Community Library in Kendall, Washington, part of the Whatcom County Library System.

Ray Barnhart

INFO, 2009

Since 2011, Ray has worked as a web developer at POSSIBLE.

Kristina Dahlberg

INFO, 2009

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.

Scott Dalessandro

MLIS, 2009

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 Dietiker

MLIS, 2009

Kristen was appointed Chief Information Officer for Menlo College in Atherton, California, in September 2015.

Maura Hadaway

MLIS, 2009

Maura is now the interim Associate Dean of the Ludden Library & Learning Commons at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Zhuang (John) Jiang

MSIM, 2009

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 Lunceford

MLIS, 2009

Heather is a Patent and Trademark paralegal at Baker Hostetler in Seattle.

Monica McCool

MSIM, 2009

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.

Zola Mumford

MLIS, 2009

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.

Blynne Olivieri

MLIS, 2009

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 Palmer

MSIM, 2009

Kristi recently moved to Portland, OR, and is actively seeking a position in business (systems) analysis.

Thani Suchoknand

INFO, 2009

Since 2014, Thani has worked as a Product Designer at Google in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Deborah Turner

PhD, 2009

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 Vella

MLIS, 2009

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 Dixon

MSIM, 2009

Winford is a manager with Deloitte in San Francisco in Enterprise Risk Services.

Jason Wyttenbach

INFO, 2009

Jason is Senior Operations Network Engineer for Ericsson, specializing in core LTE network systems.

Sueng-yon Yu

MSIM, 2009

Seung-yon works for T-Mobile as a Commissions Analyst.

Jack Baur

MLIS, 2008

Jack was promoted to Supervising Librarian of the Berkeley Public Library North Branch in March 2016.

Lynly Beard

MLIS, 2008

Lynly is working as a Library Technician III at the UW Health Sciences Library.

Catriona Buhayar

MLIS, 2008

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!
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Timothy Chen

INFO, 2008

Timothy is a lead distributed systems engineer at Mesosphere, a startup in San Francisco, where he works on the datacenter operating system.

Rachel Elkington

MSIM, 2008

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.

Dustin Hodge

INFO, 2008

In 2014, Dustin returned to UW! He works as a UX Interaction Designer at the UW Office of Research Information Services.
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Joel Larson

MSIM, 2008

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 Paulsmeyer

MSIM, 2008

Mike works as a Manager at Logic20/20, where he has worked since 2010.

Lokesh Ramani

MSIM, 2008

Lokesh is a director at KPMG, leading cyber security transformation services for the firm in the Pacific Northwest.

Destinee Sutton

MLIS, 2008

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 Yellesetty

MLIS, 2008

Leela works as the Manager for Records & Data Protection at Casey Family Programs.

Michelle Young

MLIS, 2008

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 Bancroft

MLIS, 2007

Deborah is a Reference Librarian at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, WA.

Amy Donahue

MLIS, 2007

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.
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Nathan Freier

PhD, 2007

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 Hammond

MLIS, 2007

Ivy is working as adjunct faculty for Brigham Young University-Idaho. She is teaching an introduction Library Research Skills course.

Laura Horne-Popp

MLIS, 2007

Laura became Assistant Dean of Library Services in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library at the University of Central Missouri in July 2016.

Benjamin Jackson

MSIM, 2007

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.

Martin Nash

INFO, 2007

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 Ribera

INFO, 2007

Brendan creates tech startups in Seattle at Madrona Venture Labs. Previously, he founded PaperKarma (acquired in 2013).
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Betsy Rolland

MLIS, 2007

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.
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Reed Strege

MLIS, 2007

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 Winter

MLIS, 2007

Jeffrey is the Digitization Project Librarian at WSDOT, publishing historical Highway Department newsletters, planning studies, & ephemera to CONTENTdm.

Kevin Wong

INFO, 2007

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 (Chun Hao) Yang

MSIM, 2007

Harver has worked as a Software Development Manager at iSoftStone in Kirkland, WA since 2008.

Meliha Yetisgen

PhD, 2007

Meliha is an Associate Professor in the department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at the University of Washington.
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Stephen Coker

MLIS, 2006

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.
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Scott Daniels

MLIS, 2006

Scott is celebrating his 10-year anniversary at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.  He is now Reference Services Manager.

Christopher Erdmann

MLIS, 2006

Christopher joined the North Carolina State University Libraries as their Chief Strategist for Research Collaboration.
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Reese (Coffin) Evenson

MLIS, 2006

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 Hansen

MLIS, 2006

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 Hejazi

MSIM, 2006

Zerrin is a Senior Project Manager at the Boeing Company while pursuing  a Master of Science in Enterprise Project Management degree.

Chris Iremonger

INFO, 2006

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 Johnson

MLIS, 2006

Benjamin works as a Lead Metadata Librarian at ProQuest.

Leilani Johnson

MLIS, 2006

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.
Website

Kenny Lu

MSIM, 2006

In 2014, Kenny received his MBA from the UW Foster School of Business. He currently works for Avvo as a DevOps Engineer.

Andrew Martin

INFO, 2006

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.

Marjorie Ann Reeves

MLIS, 2006

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 Smith

MLIS, 2006

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.
Website

Laila Almounaier

INFO, 2005

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 Ayers

MLIS, 2005

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.
Website

Evangelina Cunningham

MLIS, 2005

Evangelina was recently hired to a tenure track position at Yakima Valley Community College as a Faculty Reference Librarian.

Mike Doane

MLIS, 2005

Mike became a full-time Lecturer at the iSchool in 2015.

Nicole Gustine

MLIS, 2005

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.

Erin Hawk

MLIS, 2005

In September 2014, Erin began working as the Senior Director of User Experience for Ralph Lauren's Global, Digital, and e-Commerce Division.

Elroy Largo

MSIM, 2005

Elroy is in the MBA program at Redlands University in CA, and works with AT&T Wireless.

Jenine Lillian

MLIS, 2005

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 Marquez

MLIS, 2005

Joe works as the Web Services Librarian at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He completed his MBA from Portland State University in 2014. In 2015, he co-authored articles for Weave about implementing a service design methodology in assessing library services and for Information Today about taking a strategic approach toward IT management, and lastly for Internet Reference Services Quarterly on creating and implementing Customer Journey Maps in the user research process.

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. He has a workbook on service design in libraries forthcoming in 2017 from ALA publishing.

In 2017, Joe was awarded the first Future of Libraries Fellowship given by ALA's Center for the Future of Libraries for his work on creating the Library Service Design Heuristics.

Stacy Prest

MLIS, 2005

Stacy recently was named Dean of Library Services and eLearning at Walla Walla Community College.  She began her career at the college in 1990 and has been serving as Director of Library Services since 2011.

Jamie Prins

INFO, 2005

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 Sanchez

MSIM, 2005

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."

Agueda also sits on the MSIM Advisory Board.
Website

Liesl Seborg

MLIS, 2005

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 Semyan

MSIM, 2005

Karen is a Senior Project Manager at Moz, an inbound marketing SaaS (software as a service) company.

Kristen Shuyler

MLIS, 2005

Kristen co-edited a book, "Integrating Information Literacy Into the Chemistry Curriculum" (American Chemical Society 2016), and co-authored two chapters within it.

Samantha Starmer

MLIS, 2005

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.

Joseph T. Tennis

PhD, 2005

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.

Genevieve Williams

MLIS, 2005

In mid-2015, Genevieve began serving a year as president of the ACRL Washington State chapter.

James Boaz

MSIM, 2004

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 Calkins

MLIS, 2004

Kaijsa is now Head of Research & Instruction Services and Coordinator of Liaisons at University of Wyoming Libraries.

John Henderson

MLIS, 2004

John has lived in Asia since 2005. In 2014, he led a UN food security survey in northern Myanmar.

Tzu-Jing (TJ) Kao

MLIS, 2004

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.

Christina Kulp

MLIS, 2004

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. 

Joan Maybank

MLIS, 2004

Joan has been working with the Edmonds School District as an Elementary Library Information Specialist since 2004, and now works at Lynnwood High School.

Nicholas Netzel

MLIS, 2004

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.
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Carmen Oveissi Field

MSIM, 2004

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.

Tom Rhoades

MLIS, 2004

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 Rowland

MLIS, 2004

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 Tabert

INFO, 2004

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 Zell

MLIS, 2004

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.

James Cooper

MSIM, 2003

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 Cordova

MLIS, 2003

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.
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Doug Duncan

MSIM, 2003

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."

Aaron Louie

MLIS, 2003

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.

Nicole (Elger) Maclean

MLIS, 2003

After seven years at The Seattle Times, Nicole joined Getty Images in April 2014 as Director of User Experience Design.

Kim Mats Mats

MLIS, 2003

Kim is now a Manager/UX Lead at Avanade.

Danielle Miller

MLIS, 2003

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).
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Anne Murphy

MLIS, 2003

In August 2014, Anne was promoted to Lead Librarian for Public Computing for Sno-Isle Libraries.

Karl Nelson

MSIM, 2003

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.
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Justin Otto

MLIS, 2003

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 Simeon

MLIS, 2003

Laura is the Librarian & Diversity Coordinator at a K-8 independent school in Bellevue, Washington, and a guest blogger for Lee & Low Books. She is currently serving on the 2017 jury for the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature, and was recently elected to the Coretta Scot King Book Award Jury for 2019-20.
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John Vosmek

MLIS, 2003

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.

Sarah Wakefield

MLIS, 2003

In 2015, Sarah took a job as Head Librarian of Osaka International School in Osaka, Japan.
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Jenny Abdo

INFO, 2002

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 Balducci

MLIS, 2002

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 Emmett

MLIS, 2002

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.
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Joe Goldberg

INFO, 2002

Joe has worked as an Implementation Engineer at EnergySavvy since 2013.
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Catherine Haras

MLIS, 2002

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.

Greg Hatch

MLIS, 2002

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.
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Takahiro Hisada

INFO, 2002

Takahiro has been working for Google for the past 2.5 years, and relocated to the company's Bay Area headquarters in 2015.

Ariel Johnson

MLIS, 2002

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.

Regina Kays

MLIS, 2002

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 Keller

MLIS, 2002

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.
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Jonell Lee

MLIS, 2002

Jonell and her husband Christopher, also a UW alumnus, welcomed Ava Lee into their family in July 2012.

Monica McQueen

MLIS, 2002

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 Mills

MLIS, 2002

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.
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Andy Bates

MLIS, 2001

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 Kerns

MLIS, 2001

Christopher is the Library Systems Manager for the Boeing Company's corporate library.

Jen Stutesman

MLIS, 2001

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.

Mike Buschman

MLIS, 2000

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 Estelle

MLIS, 2000

Lola became Head of Information and Digital Services at the Bellingham Public Library in April 2016.

Gwendolyn Haley

MLIS, 2000

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.

Cassandra Kvenild

MLIS, 2000

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 Tabares

MLIS, 2000

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 Turner

MLIS, 2000

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.

Brian Bannon

MLIS, 1999

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 Bellotti

MLIS, 1999

Marie works as a cataloger at the Eugene Public Library.

Dana Bostrom

MLIS, 1999

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 Brown

MLIS, 1999

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.
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Debbie Chavez

MLIS, 1999

Debbie serves as the program manager for a school library program in Guatemala through Librarians Without Borders.
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Kari Costello

MLIS, 1999

Kari works with foster kids as a Case Aide for Community and Family Services Foundation.

Tammy Siebenberg

MLIS, 1999

Tammy was promoted to Director of Library & Media Services at Yakima Valley Community College in May 2015.

Susan Anderson-Newman

MLIS, 1998

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.

Zoe Holbrooks

MLIS, 1998

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.

Cass Mabbott

MLIS, 1998

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.
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Amy Roberts

MLIS, 1998

Amy recently completed 15 years of service as a children's librarian at the Maverick Branch of the San Antonio Public Library.  She is also serving a three-year term on TLA's Children's Round Table 2x2 Committee, reading and selecting titles for children ages 2 to second grade.

Carol Shenk

MLIS, 1998

Carol is the King County (WA) Archivist.
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Elena Bianco

MLIS, 1997

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 Dagg

MLIS, 1997

Emily is the Manager of Youth Services at the Everett Public Library, in Everett, WA.

Leslie Engelson

MLIS, 1997

Leslie was promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure at Murray State University.

Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson

MLIS, 1997

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 (Anderson) Perkins

MLIS, 1997

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 Tanner

MLIS, 1997

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 Thomas

MLIS, 1997

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 Westwood

MLIS, 1997

Debra is the Library Cluster Manager for three branches of the King County Library System: Bellevue, Lake Hills and Crossroads.

Ruth Griffith

MLIS, 1995

Ruth works part-time as an Adult Services Librarian at the Mukilteo Library in the Sno-Isle Libraries system.

Colleen Brazil

MLIS, 1994

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.
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Mike Marlin

MLIS, 1992

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.

Jim O'Grady

M.Lib, 1992

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.

Michael Bergeson

MLIS, 1991

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.

John Sheller

MLIS, 1991

In October 2012, John was appointed to a three-year term as the Federal Relations Coordinator for the Washington Library Association.

Mary Furr

M.Lib, 1990

Mary retired to her family farm after a career in corporate systems development.

Irene Haines

M.Lib, 1989

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.

Valerie (Schultheiss) Lawrence

M.Lib, 1989

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 Miller

M.Lib, 1989

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 (Griffin) Davis

M.Lib, 1988

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 Draffan

M.Lib, 1988

George conducts strategic research for a diverse range of clients, including environmental organizations and community groups, law firms, journalists, and labor unions.
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Robin Haun-Mohamed

M.Lib, 1988

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 Keefer

M.Lib, 1988

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.
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Teresa Bateman

M.Lib, 1987

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 Crawford

MLIS, 1987

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 Hayden

M.Lib, 1987

Ralph works as a school librarian and media specialist at Parkview Elementary School in Bellingham, WA.

Phyllis Potter

M.Lib, 1987

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 Schreier Welton

M.Lib, 1987

Rose retired in November 2013 from the Alaska State Library in Juneau, after working there for 23 years as a Catalog Librarian.

Marjorie Coots Doyle

M.Lib, 1983

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 Rose

M.Lib, 1983

Barbara is now retired. 

Cheryl Goodwin

M.Lib, 1982

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.

William Parton

M.Lib, 1981

In October 2014, Bill retired from his position as the Library Director at Arkansas Tech University, a position he held for 24 years.

Judith Alexander

M.Lib, 1979

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 B.Clark

M.Lib, 1979

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.

Melinda "Mindy" McCormick Coslor

M.Lib, 1979

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 Devine

M.Lib, 1979

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 (Callander) Hedtke

M.Lib, 1979

Patricia is the Instructional Design and Curriculum Coordinator for the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.

David Kent

M.Lib, 1979

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.

Melinda (Mindy) McCormick

M.Lib, 1979

Mindy was recently appointed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to the Adult Education Advisory Council, representing libraries, for a three-year term.

Thomas Moak

M.Lib, 1979

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 Newell

M.Lib, 1979

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 Ricigliano

M.Lib, 1979

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 Sokolove

M.Lib, 1979

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 Williams

M.Lib, 1979

Bill is the Chief of the Center for Cryptologic History at the National Security Agency.

James Murray

M.Lib, 1978

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.

Allen Gray

M.Lib, 1977

Allen has been engaged as an officer in several national lineage societies since his retirement in 2011 as president of Lakeshore Investment Corp.

Nancy Holcomb

M.Lib, 1977

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."

Kathleen Johnson

M.Lib, 1977

After 17 years as librarian at Seattle Academy, Kathy will be retiring in June 2016.

Sally Wise

M.Lib, 1977

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 Evans

M.Lib, 1976

Elizabeth is now enjoying retirement after working as a Library Media Specialist with the Tacoma Public Schools.

Mark Linneman

M.Lib, 1976

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 Murray

MLIS M.Lib, 1976

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.

Alice Shands

M.Lib, 1976

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.

Sue Swanson

M.Lib, 1976

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!

Penny Hazelton

M.Lib, 1975

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 Ticen

M.Lib, 1975

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 Tisdel

M.Lib, 1975

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!

Ellen (Kroger) Crosby

M.Lib, 1974

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.
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Makiko Doi

M.Lib, 1974

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.

Arlene (Kairoff) Cohen

M.Lib, 1973

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.

Michael Moffitt

M.Lib, 1972

Michael died on May 5, 2016. He was a reference librarian at Seattle Public Library for 31 years before his retirement in 2000. 

Lawrence Onsager

M.Lib, 1972

Lawrence has served as Dean of Libraries at Andrews University since 2003.

Robert R. Pankl

M.Lib, 1972

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 Ashford

M.Lib, 1971

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.
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Donna Hanson

M.Lib, 1971

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 Lindsey

M.Lib, 1971

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 Perrin

M.Lib, 1970

Bob is retired, now teaching at Wofford College (Spartanburg,SC) Continuing Ed program on U.S. 20th century diplomatic and military history.

Sharyl (Smith) Swanson

M.Lib, 1970

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.

Gail Dykstra

M.Lib, 1969

Gail is the Senior Technology Manager for Software at CoMotion, the collaborative hub for expanding the societal impact of the University of Washington community.
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Carol Gabriel Woodward

M.Lib, 1969

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 Reeves

M.Lib, 1969

Sharon was named a Distinguished Alumna at the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2016.

Paul Steere

M.Lib, 1969

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 Steiger

M.Lib, 1969

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.

Patrick Kehoe

M.Lib, 1968

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.

Mary Nickum

M.Lib, 1968

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.
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Glenda Goldwater

M.Lib, 1967

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.

Mary Levering

M.Lib, 1966

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 Waters

M.Lib, 1966

Richard is a full-time library consultant living and working in Dallas, Texas.
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Joan Tracy

M.Lib, 1965

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 Read MacDonald

M.Lib, 1964

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.

She is also the artistic director of the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival, which takes place annually in July in Federal Way, WA.
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Maxine Amaral Braude

MLIS, 1963

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 Parks

M.Lib, 1963

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 Lyons Everett

M.Lib, 1962

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.